I mentioned that the purpose of this blog is to share my experiences getting involved in the art of photography. I was thrown into photography by being assigned to teach a class where part of the curriculum was photography. It also included graphic design, Photoshop, word processing, and audio recording. I basically had a summer to learn to get ready for this class in September. Luckily, I was pretty familiar with basic graphic design, and Photoshop and I had a really good friend who was a professional photographer who said he would help me with the photography in the curriculum. To make a long story short, once I got into the photography I was hooked. Now at school we were using film cameras and using the darkroom to develop our film. But this was right when digital was quickly become very popular. I taught the course for two years and then after kind of lost touch with photography. I did not actually buy a digital camera for quite some time after that. But the bug came back and my photographer friend convinced me to buy my first digital camera. I bought a Nikon D90 and so the journey began. Like most first time camera owners I wanted to get out and take photographs and like most first time owners once I knew how to turn the camera on, and set it to Auto I was on my way snapping up a storm. It didn’t take long however for me to not be completely satisfied with my results. I was not getting what I had envisioned as a final product. So the study and research began. That will be the topic of my next post.