I've always enjoyed photography. I even minored in it in college. Back then, I spent many hours in the darkroom perfecting my black and white printing skills. These images are from my college days.
For me, one of the most enjoyable aspects of blogging is how it has allowed me to get back into photography. In this age of digital cameras, some of my former darkroom skills are no longer needed. But the basic principals of cropping photos still come in handy as well as keeping an eye tuned to what makes an interesting picture. Having been a graphic designer for over two decades helps, too!
The last two years of blogging have made me a lot more comfortable taking digital photographs. I've even honed a few new skills and techniques. So I thought it would be fun to share them with you in a series of posts over the next week or so. I am by no means an expert, but I do like to pass along useful information. And if you happen to put these tips into practice, please let me know. For those of you who blog, I'd love to see any before and after photos that have been influenced by this upcoming series. I'll even post a list with links back to your posts so everyone can view your pretty pictures and we can have a little art show.