For me the process of taking a visually appealing photograph
begins in my mindís eye. Before heading
out on a shoot, I try and visualize myself in the field with my camera, wondering about looking for things
to capture on my digital film. When Iím actually physically there, instinct takes over.† I disconnect, my
mindís eye takes control, scanning the horizon, looking for possible subjects, sometimes taking, other
times moving on to something else
Interestingly enough I was first bit by the shutterbug at
the age of 10. At 19, I purchased my first 35mm
I learned the intricacies of the camera, however something was missing, I couldn't quite connect with my
subjects nor develop a process. Four years ago that all changed after I aquired my first Digital camera.
Intially I was very leery about the whole Digital thing, however after becoming comfortable with it, I
realized with my computer background I was now in control of the entire creative process.
Digital Photography has allowed me to forge a true connection
with my inner creativity. I am now in total
control of the photographic process - from selecting the subject, to rendering the image in Photoshop if
neccessary, and finally selecting the appropriate print values to obtain that burst of color, and distinct
sharpness to produce a quality print.