This is it. Tomorrow is just the beginning. Officially re-launching this blog is just one stepping stone to getting where I want to go with photography. There are so many options and so many possibilities. I have so much to learn yet about this craft. I am so thankful for tools such as Photographers' Market as well as other resources available on the internet. Digital photography makes it much so much easier, at least for me, then it used to be when the markets required slides to be sent to them for consideration of publication. Email makes contact so much easier. Online portfolios, websites, and blogs make showing what an artist can do, whether it is photography, painting, music, writing, etc., easier as well.
The photos you will find on this "home" page are from older stock and really show what I have learned over the years. Many of the photos earlier on this page were scanned from old prints I took with my Canon AE1 35mm camera. The photos that are on the inside pages of this blog, however come from various cameras including the Canon AE1 as well as my Kodak Z885 point and shoot, and even my phone, which surprises me sometimes as it takes some shots that are often better than the Kodak, especially outdoor night shots.
The graphics you will find here on this blog have been created using my own photographs and Corel PSPhotoProX3. I have to admit that the graphics are something new for me. In the past I have used Paint Shop Pro (older versions) to create graphics just using the painting options in the program. The graphics here on this blog are from my first experiments using regular photographs, usually the reject photos that I would normally send to the recycle bin, but also some of the nicer shots as well. I am finding that I enjoy looking for anything now that offers interesting color combinations whether it be from nature or man-made just so I can photograph it and experiment with it in PSPhotoProX3. The results have amazed me and I realized that I could be creating graphics that can be used in a multitude of ways including but not limited to scrapbook design. I really do not know what these graphics might end up being used for. What I do know is that I enjoy the creation of the designs and the experimentation with this software.
I hope you enjoy what I have here for you to look at. If you are interested in any of my photos or designs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org