I bought my very first DSLR camera, a Nikon D5000, when I retired in 2010 and challenged myself to learn how to use it by taking a picture every single day of 2011! I completed another Project 365 (actually 366) in 2012, learning a little more about photography each day. I now use a Nikon D750 with the usual lenses, plus some Lensbabies, which are so much fun and a challenge for me. And I’m still publishing my blog- usually 3 to 4 times a week.
Through taking photos, I’ve re-discovered the beauty in the world around me. Despite sometimes being a head-in-the-clouds kind of person, I SEE things now and appreciate the beauty present in every moment. For that, I am especially grateful. I enjoy taking all kinds of photos, but, almost from the beginning, I have been attracted to images with an element of blur or abstraction. I use wide apertures, slow shutter speed, intentional camera movement, or multiple exposures (or combinations of some or all) to try to convey my impressions or feelings about my subject. I also love Photoshop; editing with textures and brushes is a passion!
The pandemic has affected my photography obviously. I haven’t traveled since early 2020, and, as the number of cases has risen dramatically in recent weeks/months, I scarcely leave the house. I am editing older photos and mostly photographing the moon and birds at our local lakes..
I am a member of the Yavapai Digital Arts and Photo Club and the Alumni Photo Group. My photos have been displayed locally at Prescott Center for the Arts, Yavapai College, ‘Tis Gallery, and the Raven Cafe. You can see some of my favorite photos here.
If you would like more information about my photographs, please feel free to contact me.