November 4th, 2018
Well isn't this exciting!
I had no idea FineArtAmerica had a blogging option. Hopefully I can update this regularly and I hope some readers actually enjoy my attempt at actual writing!
About me and this Blog:
Before photography, I had a long amateur career developing maps and levels for computer games in the Quake and Unreal series. I also dabbled in web design for some personal projects over the years, having some education in database management and coding to compliment my Photoshop experience. I did these things mostly as a fun hobby and mainly keep some level of sanity that we all require outside of our daily responsibilities.
Photography was something I was always interested in, but never quite had the time or money to commit to fully. And if I'm being quite honest, I never had the patience either! While preparing for our vacation this year, I was visiting some Disney World photography forums and found myself reading some very helpful beginner photography material, I decided to budget for a camera and a kit. I picked up a recommended EBook from Amazon on exposure (Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson) and was totally hooked. I read the entire book before my camera even arrived.
Since then, in an effort to become a competent photographer, I've photographed just about everything I've seen. A lot of it quite terribly! However, after nine months of "serious" photography, I feel I'm finally finding my niche. Being outdoors is the most interesting part of photography and I've always been a bit of a computer graphics nerd. The melding of the two seem to be where I'm most comfortable working. Shooting outdoors and nature in general is challenging and I love it. There is a never ending offering of compositions out there to shoot. Uploading the images to my computer for enhancing or outright manipulation is just as thrilling. I can work on projects for hours and not notice the time slip by.
The added benefits of getting outdoors, spending time with my son (he loves coming with) and just the learning experiences from being in nature in general are terrific.
All that being said, Colors of Fall is the most recent addition to my collection. My son and myself picked up leaves varying from deep reds to bright yellows while taking our daily walk around the neighborhood. It represents all that I love about photography. Being outside, spending time with family and composing something very interesting that I feel others would enjoy looking at. I hope everyone enjoys this piece! Click the button below to see this new work.