Others of you may have been also seeing the photos I have been posting on my photo blog, and that brings us to the reason for today's post.
talking with President Jimmy Carter, an editor was placing one of my pictures into a magazine to go along with one of my articles.
After my daughter was born, however, the darkroom reverted back to our kitchen, and while I still took a lot of pictures, they were more of the snapshot variety that dads tend to take of their kids.Today they are the type that a grandpa takes of the grandtwins. (And quite a few of Disney World!)
But recently I have seen a number of my friends posting their pictures and the old urge to go take pictures for the sake of taking them hit me hard. I had been using point and shoot cameras in this age of digital photography, but I missed using my old SLR and the flexibility it afforded me. I also missed going out and taking photos for the sake of taking interesting photos. So it was time to move up to a Digital SLR (DSLR). I recently purchased a Nikon D3100 and thought I could pick up where I left off with the Contax RTS.
But now I found myself having to learn all the new bells and whistles of the electronic, digital age of photography. The basic tenants of photography still remain the same, and I still (mostly) shoot in Aperture Priority mode, which is what I did on my old Contax RTS, although it wasn't a "mode" back then, it was a technique. The only "modes" the camera had were "on" and "off", and they occurred when you used the camera - or didn't.
So once again I am enjoying the art of photography and seeing the world through a photographer's eyes. When I finish this post, I will be grabbing my camera and heading out to see what I can photograph today. You can see some of what I have taken so far on both of the blogs listed at the beginning of this post. Your comments are not only welcome, but very appreciated. Feel free to critique them and remember that each person looks at things in different ways and sees different things in the same view. Your opinions are welcome and I hope I can continue to grow as a photographer upon hearing your thoughts.