Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

My photo journey began as a 14-year old in Bedford, Indiana, when I worked part-time at a photo store and hobby supply owned by two wonderful people. They introduced me to f-stops, shutter speeds, film types, Kodak prints and slides. They gave me a wonderful Minolta AL for my high school graduation. In college at Purdue University, I became Photo Editor of the Purdue yearbook for the 1968 edition. Somewhere along the way, I started shooting infrared film. It was tricky to load, expose and develop. Lifepixel changed all that with digital IR conversions. I presented a program at the 2015 PSA Annual Convention entitled “Infrared Photography in the Digital Age”. This was followed with both a cover photo and an article in the PSA Journal (February 2016) with the same title. I compete in many of the PSA-approved international exhibitions and achieved the level of GMPSA in February, 2016. My wife of 47 years, Sarah, and I live with our rat terrier Rosie in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb community near Indianapolis.