That title is a tad bit dramatic, don't ya think? It was only a few weeks ago that I learned that the word Photography quite literally means drawing with light, which I guess should be obvious but certainly wasn't to me. The lens sees and focuses the image, and these days the camera sensor captures and records the light. I make it sound simple, but it's not. The process is complex, technical, and often beyond my ability to manipulate with satisfactory results.
Still, I end up with a few nice photos, and each time I fail I learn something new. Failing is an outcome I'm pretty familiar with, one might even say intimately. It's my hope that sharing both my experiences in 'the wild' taking photos and also reflecting on relevant moments in my life will be entertaining and maybe even useful to someone else new to this or any amateur endeavor.
As first posts go, I should probably introduce myself, and maybe talk a bit about what this website & blog will cover.
The Basics: Male, 48yrs, Dad, Pawnbroker. Deeply flawed work in progress.
A Bit More: Tabletop Roleplaying Game Enthusiast (Yup), Bag Collector, and now aspiring Photographer
Favorite Photo Subject: Street
Current Camera(s): Nikon D7100, Fuji X100f, Sony NEX 6
As a player of RPG's for over 35 years, I know that in a hobby that is forever changing there is always something new to learn, but a solid grasp of the basics will go a long way towards creating a great finished product. Photography is no different.
I'm really feeling inspired these days, and I'm photographing lots of subjects and experimenting with different styles. Color, B&W, Portrait, Nature, Still Life are all fair game as I learn how to navigate the camera and the art.