Victor Archibald Bio
My interest in photography started with my high school photography class back in 1980. It was a hobby that never seemed to be a driving force, just an activity passing the time. The love was still there but the motivation was not.
In 2012 at the age of 50 my passion for photography was re-kindled while flying helicopter tours out to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. As I watched passengers take pictures, I could feel the fire start to rise again. I purchased my first digital camera in 2015. I bought two, one for me and one for my wife, Kelly. We enjoy seeing how different our perspectives of the same things could be. This fueled my desire to hone my skills and become a top-level photographer.
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I continued to work on my skills and grow my knowledge for several years. I would buy books, instruction manuals, even watched hours of YouTube videos. As time went on, my pictures became more and more inspiring, to myself oddly. Soon I was looking through the lens with greater focus on the little things. The things that go unnoticed in most pictures. Things that changed snapshots into photography, things that changed photography into art.
I now own four cameras, five if my wife lets me claim hers. Photography still isn’t my fulltime occupation, but it is with me everywhere I go. My camera is like my (your) cell phone, always within reach.
Sometimes, for an instant we are blessed with an incredible sight. Thankfully I am blessed to be able to capture and share those brief moments.
Victor Archibald was raised in southeast Idaho; he currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Kelly.
He uses Nikon equipment. His “go to” cameras are a D7200 and a D810E.
Victor served in the United States Air Force. He became an ASE and Chrysler Master Tech auto mechanic. He became a helicopter pilot and flight instructor. He flew helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon, Life Flight (EMS) helicopters, and recently became a licensed life/health insurance agent in numerous states.