I have a great passion for photography for many years. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I love taking pictures as one of my special hobbies and seeing the results. I first started photography lessons in High School and learned about how to process black & white pictures. We learned how to develop film negatives and how to use enlargers (old fashion way) to print the pictures. During my last year of high school, the photography instructor taught us how to develop pictures from color negatives.
While working for United Airlines I traveled to the Hawaiian Islands about 25 plus times. I photographed the islands (Kauai, Big Island, Oahu and Maui) using a Nikon F2 SLR camera with prime lenses. When I got married, we traveled to the Tahitian Islands on our Honeymoon. After a few years later we traveled to Australia and New Zealand. We have been back to Hawaii for our 25th Anniversary (Maui 2007) and then Kauai 2008 and the Big Island in 2012. Recently our last trip was in May 2017 back to Oahu after more than 25 years.
I now use NIKON D500 and NIKON 1 J5 for taking pictures. The NIKON 1 J5 is small enough I can carry in my purse. I have owned many cameras such as NIKON D300, SONY 2 MP (My first digital camera), Olympus C8080 and many small point-and-shoot cameras. The best camera I have owned is the NIKON D500 and the NIKON 1 J5. I used to have a NIKKORMAT a great camera at one time.
My Official Web Site: https://www.molinariphotography.com/
My Zenfolio Order Site: https://djmolinari.zenfolio.com
My Blurb Photo Books: http://www.blurb.com/user/donnajm
My Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djmolinari/
MY Camera Equipment
I exclusively use a NIKON DSLR Cameras for all my photographs since November 2007. The following are my current Camera equipment:
NIKON 1 J5 Mirrorless Camera
NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
NIKON AF-S VR MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
SIGMA APS-C FX NIKON 70-300mm/F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
NIKON 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
NIKON 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110/3.8-5.6
NIKON 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
MY NIKON FLASHES
NIKON SB-800 AF Speedlight
NIKON SB-300 AF Speedlight
NIKON SB-500 AF Speedlight