I started experimenting with photography in high school with my Canon A-1 that my great uncle gave me. He knew I aspired to become a photojournalist, so I kept my camera bag and film on me all the time to practice throughout the countryside. And still do, but I more so reserve it now as farm home collectible décor. A freak about fun facts, this best-selling camera released during 1978, competing with Nikon for the cheapest price and more features. Dependable and high-tech for its time, the once first-class camera continues to have a fuzzy place in my heart to use as a hometown hobby when I’m not reporting on local to international assignments.