Although I’ve always liked snapping photos, I’ve only owned two cameras in my adult life and neither was particularly good. I started using Photoshop out of necessity ten years ago when a client needed someone to create some simple graphics. Well, in 2013 those two elements blended into my favorite new hobby. I procured my first “real” camera — a Nikon D5200 — and started digging into the various online resources for photo retouching. (Lynda.com is my current favorite.) I have been thoroughly enjoying digital photography and image manipulation. Who knew pushing pixels around was so challenging and entertaining?
I have recently subscribed to 500px, a photo sharing site that is populated with photographers much better than myself. I always enjoy the feedback and looking at how others approach the craft.
Through my Internet provider (Bellsouth) I have access to a free Flickr page, but I think I’ll begin slowly phasing it out.
Then, as I began looking at the various online sites for photo sharing and feedback, I happen on ViewBug. Although there are plenty of good sites, I settled on VB because of the community of photographers on the site and the interactive nature of their feedback and ratings. By looking at the work of others, I’ve become more skillful and thoughtful with my own work. You can see my ViewBug page here:
I upload new images to both pages on a regular basis, so feel free to drop by whenever the urge strikes.