Behind The Mask
Just a little about the author of this blog
Name: Dave Cracknell
Age: Soon to be 45 (Yes I’m scheduling my mid-life crisis as I write this)
Born: Coventry, England. Currently residing in Mackay, Queensland
Married to Sonya for over 23 years, 2 daughters Melissa & Hanna. Moved to Mackay from Adelaide 7 years ago. Love life, my wife and photography…Oh yeah & my daughters.
Current Camera System: Canon EOS Digital SLR & Canon Powershot G Series
Past Camera Brands:
Kodak 126 (1st Camera)
Zenit (1st SLR)
Praktica (1st Camera I Bought. Paid for with 2nd Paycheque)
Minolta (Too Many to count, both Manual and Auto Focus)
Nikon (1 film & 1 digital)
Canon EOS (Both film & Digital)
Photographic Awkward Moment #1: Being asked by my wife when I am planning to go to bed. It was 3:00am and I was in my darkroom and had been there since 6:30pm the previous day.
Photographic Awkward Moment #2: While taking images along a beach in Adelaide, I spotted an old armchair just on the waterline. I started taking photos and after a few minutes realised that I had no film in the camera. Whoops!
Photographic Awkward Moment #3: Writing the above 2 awkward moments.
Best Moment #1: Seeing my, then Fiancée, walk towards me down the aisle.
Best Moment #2: Being there when my two daughters were born.
Best Moment #3: Opening up the box of a new camera or lens.
Best Movies: Blues Brothers, Star Wars (Episodes 4-6)
Worst Movie Ever Seen: Basically any movie my daughters pick. But I watch them anyway. Family Time.
Best Book: Any book by John Grisham or Matthew Reilly
Reading Now: “Get Your Photography on the Web” by R.C. Concepcion
What would I invent: It would be an air freshener that either smells like puppy breath or that first whiff of rain as it hits the ground.
More “Inside the mind of Dave Cracknell” later.