As the photo above clearly indicates, I’ve been taking photos since the days when shooting with film was the norm. The camera you see above was my Christmas present from 1986 and it still works. I also worked in my share of photo labs as well as processed my own black-and-white film at home (although I had to rent a professional darkroom to produce prints).

Then I bought my first digital camera and pretty much left my beloved film camera behind, even though I still own it. Now with phones having the ability to take decent quality pictures, it’s even easier for me to capture the moment and never have to worry about saying, “Man, I wish I had a camera.” And believe me, back in the film days I said that a lot.

While I do shoot lots of personal images, I export some of them to Instagram to show off my artsy-farty side and to post them simultaneously to social networks. Don’t get me wrong: I do like Instagram but not I’m there to beg and plead to users to rate my photos. I honestly don’t care how many ratings they get but if someone rates it then hey, good for everyone.

I do like to sharing them with those who follow me, mostly friends and family. And now, if I can be so bold, I’d like to entertain you with some of my favorite Instagram shots in no particular order. Click on each image to see a larger version.

Me and the kids played baseball today.

My son’s LEGO hockey set.

Monte doing his thing.

Viewing the moon.

My finisher’s medal from the Hollywood Half 5k.

I like my Bimbos.

Keyring found in parking lot.


If you’d like to see shots I took with regular digital camera as well as film, you can check out my photography blog. Note that I haven’t posted anything recently since my wide angle zoom lens took a dump. When I do finally get to shooting regularly, I’ll get back to posting.

And if you would like to see more Instagram shots, I post them to Twitter @aeromat.

Have fun and happy shooting!