If anyone steals any of my photos, I will track you down and break your fingers slowly and painfully!!! If I don’t think my stuff is good enough yet to sell, you shouldn’t either. Sell your crap or leave RB. Have a nice day. acknowledgement for partial-quote to Eastsider, an equally dangerous woman
I have always enjoyed a good photograph and really got interested in photography via the 4-H program. I was amazed at the terrific photos that some of the kids took. I started listening to judge’s comments, reading about technique, attended some composition workshops and started studying photos in the newspapers and magazines. I eventually became a Beginning Photography Leader (teacher) with our local 4-H program. I’ve done a little bit of judging and have put together slide show presentations (pre-PowerPoint) for the State program.
May 16, 2009- I finally entered the digital age! My film camera died (Cannon Eos Elan with 28-80 ultrasonic and 100-300 ultrasonic zoom lenses and Cannon Speedlight) and I didn’t have the really big bucks to get a DSLR. So, I now am learning to use my new Olympus SP-565UZ. I wanted to go with Cannon, but the equivalent was much bigger, heavier and didn’t have as many SLR type options as the Olympus. I am hooked! I love the instant feedback from the digital; what a great learning tool! I will get that Cannon DSLR some day; I have too much invested in lens/flash and I really miss manual focus and working with filters. I might even get my film camera fixed.
My favorite photo location is the north woods of Wisconsin, especially the Lake Superior area. I also enjoy photographing “things”. Most useful photo tools: Rule of Thirds and cropping. Most difficult genre: sports/action, especially hockey (now where’d that puck go?).
I really don’t care it I never sell a single thing. I see RB as a learning tool to get feedback & critique on my work, so let it fly. One thing that you may notice is that I sometimes should have moved the camera a little to the left. I have a parallax in my right eye and I sometimes forget to compensate for that. I also have hand shake, so sharp focus is a challenge and frustration. I really need to get a monopod.
You might be familiar with my niece Michelle, another RedBubbler. Thanks Michelle for introducing me to RB and thank YOU for checking out my portfolio.