My First Blog

So, here it is. My first blog. I have thought about doing a blog for a while now, but of course finding the time is the issue. So here goes.......

I want this blog to be about my journey to becoming a photographer. I have been taking pictures my entire life, as far back as I can remember. I think in images, pictures, and colours, not words. So writing has always been a challenge for me. Hence the further reluctance to start a blog. Combining words and images will be interesting, but here goes....

I want to do a few things here;

1. Show a "photo" from my past. As I said I have been photographing all my life. I have many, many, many photos tucked away that I haven't looked at forever. I want to start digging some of them out and looking at where I was and where I am now. Comparing the past to the present. The past photos may not be great, but they will be interesting. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do.

2. Talk about what is going on right now with my photography pursuits. Things that interest me. Shoots that I am doing and just generally what I am doing with my camera.

3. I hope that eventually this can become a place to learn and ask questions. I love teaching photography as well as shooting. So any questions, comments or otherwise are welcome.

There it is. Let's start with a couple images from the past. I believe that these were both taken with one of my first cameras. A Kodak 126 (I think).

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This is a shot of my Mom. I was probably about 7 or 8 years old when I took this. I would like to say that I recognized the great dramatic light, but I don't think I can. I think it just looked nice. It is hard to see but I think she is petting our dog Heidi.

Old Photo-2.jpg

I quite like this shot. It is my younger brother looking though a six million dollar man toy. You could look through a hole in the back of his head and it magnified the scene you were looking at. It was super cool. Again I would have been about 8 or so. Not the greatest composition, but interesting.