Tom McSweeney

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   Tom McSweeney

Member since 2010

I have lived on the South Shore my whole life. I dabbled in photography after graduating from high school in 1969 but never really took it too seriously.  I attended the New England School of Photography in the mid 70’s where I learned darkroom technique, studio shooting of products and some basic portrait lighting. I had many of my photos critiqued and had a fun time while attending that school.

After the fun of school had ended it was time to go to work. I spent the next 20-plus years working for area printers as an offset camera/stripper, all film. Until a few years ago the film went away and digital moved in. At that time I decided to join the rest of the world and go digital. My darkroom is no more filling the basement with chemicals and trays. Now it can be found on the computer. My film Nikkormat has been replaced by my Nikon digital. My position of 20 years has been replaced by a computer job. So I find myself looking to the people at HDP to help me convert my film knowledge to digital.

Here are few of my earlier images (film scanned to digital) of the family growing up, as at the time that was pretty much what I found myself shooting. I can’t recall too many photos of me as I was on the taking side of the camera.

These are actually pages of a book I had made of the family.

Family!

As you can see from the images below, family is EVERYTHING to Tom!

Family

Family