July 28, 2011
Landscape, nature and art as an ongoing daily interest, but I like to attend events, such as the Pow Wow, where pictures abound.
Within reason. I don't mind hiking into regions where photographs lurk, waiting to be found, but I just can't walk for hours on end any more.
Meet people with similar interests, find new locations, learn new techniques and hone whatever skills I have.
By now, intermediate. Things that initially baffled me are no longer a problem, but I find that as old problems are solved, new ones jump up waving their arms and demanding attention, and frankly I wouldn't have it any other way. The day I feel I know everything is the day I should be encouraged to photograph myself jumping off a cliff. Which immediately brings up a new problem: how do you ensure that the photographs survive the fall?
Digital photography opened up a whole new world for me. Instant feedback has always been the best way to learn, and the creative freedom of the digital darkroom more than makes up for the loss of the frustration, stench and stains of film.
A great way to find new places and to see the wide variety of photos that can be made from them. It's amazing how different the world can look through others' lenses.