some of my readers are aware that i’ve taken up a new hobby recently (over the last year or so). for those you of not aware, check out my flickr account to see attempts at photography. i initially signed up for flickr simply to share photos from a trip to vegas, but i soon found that flickr would act as a gateway to my new favorite creative outlet.
i’ve always enjoyed taking pictures. i got my first camera in middle school and always had it with me. i documented the bulk of my middle school career, and much of high school (primarily church activities, concerts, etc. at that point). in other words, taking pictures is not a new thing for me.
what is new is the photography part. i’ve always wanted to be creative with my pictures, but have not really put much effort into always finding a good shot or even investing in quality equipment. with the advent of digital photography, i’ve found a way to put more effort into it while doing something i love — playing on the ‘puter of course!
after getting a photo published in a german cosmetics calendar, the most awesome man in my life bought me a new digital SLR for my birthday. wow! now i need to figure out how to use it. so i signed up for a photography class! w00t! now i’m on my way. in addition to the photography class, i’ve built a light box for taking photos of a variety of things and invested in a (el-cheapo) tripod.