As a teen, Darrell Hyatt was fascinated by his uncle’s collection of cameras. However, his limited hand function caused by cerebral palsy and the expense of developing film to have only one or two photos turn out precluded him from exploring his interest.
Darrell pursued his other passion: computers. A self-proclaimed geek, he spent 37 years in the computer field – as a programmer, instructor and a technology specialist.
His two interests collided when digital cameras came along. Darrell dove into learning all he could about this new technology; reading online articles and watching videos by the likes of Jared Polin and Lou Burtone.
Armed with his Nikon D7100 and his 60mm macro lens – his favourite of his four lenses because it is good for shooting flowers, which don’t move – Darrell is often seen on photo wheels at his neighbourhood Holland Park and around False Creek. He uses a monopod to steady the camera as he shoots from his power wheelchair.