James Whittum, Tampa, FL Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement I got started in photography when Eastman Kodak gave every kid in the country a free Brownie box camera. Since then I progressed thru an Argus, a Leica and a Miranda film camera. I now have a Panasonic Lumix FX35 digital camera. Although an engineer by profession, I have created artistic works in pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, wood cut prints and now, electronics. I use Photoshop/Gimp to modify digital photographs. I specialize in portraits of people and pets.