About

Photography is a huge, huge part of my life. It’s pretty much what I live to do. I plan all of my free time around it. I live in a city, but have a mental store of places where I can go and be in nature. I know the best spots to find herons, turtles, frogs and snakes, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, praying mantises, sandpipers and piping plovers, ‘shrooms, ladies’ slippers, Indian pipes and more.

As an artist, I am creative in general, so when I am not at work or out taking pictures, I am usually crocheting something, or working on a children’s picture book I thought up, or wire-wrapping jewelry to sell on Etsy. (Honestly, I just like making the stuff!)

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow…I love your work! This is the nature photography I wish I could be :)
    I wondered what your setup was? I use a Fuji s3200, which is pretty un-advanced but I have an extremely low budget. I have a small tripod, but thats about it. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    • It’s hard for me to suggest cameras. I have had a number of point-and-shoots, and now have my first DSLR, which I charged and am still paying on – which I wouldn’t recommend. I had a Kodak Easyshare and a Panasonic Lumix and liked them both, but your Fuji probably is at least as good if not far better than them. I have a Nikon Coolpix just as a backup (and also to take HD movies of the caterpillars and butterflies I raise) and it has high megapixels and an amazing optical zoom, but I can’t spot-meter with it or do a manual focus, which I absolutely depend on. It’s improved my photography 1000%. But I also had to build up to the camera I have. You’ve already won 2nd and 3rd place prizes in your first photography contest. Don’t be in a rush to change what is obviously working!

  2. Okay. I used to have a Canon Powershot…I couldn’t even change the shutter speed or anything tho, it was terrible! But the Fuji is new, still working out the kinks in learning how to use it. I have noticed my photography get SO much better though. I was thinking about an SLR, but just too expensive. I mean, Canon’s lowest model is still 500+ dollars, and I just don’t have that :). Thanks for your input!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s