Why this blog?

I have been taking photographs since I was a child with an old Box Brownie, but its only now, in  Autumn 2014 ,that I have decided it is time to real learn about the art of digital photography and to move from my existing Bridge Camera to a  compact system (mirrorless) camera with interchangeable lenses. I want to put myself on a lifelong learning journey – a sort of self-taught degree course if you like, culling from multiple sources and teachers and with the freedom to allow my studies to go where ever my interests take me.

A blog seemed the perfect place for my note taking needs:

  • a place to journal and to record my own thoughts and progress as I learn
  • a place to store pictures and notes about what I was learning when I took them
  • a place to stash web references and book and equipment wish lists
  • a place to collect tips and advice from experts and have them to hand wherever I am, thanks to the wonder of the iPhone

Moreover, it seemed a good way to give back. So much of the research I do now is online. the Internet is awash with free resources. I am not an expert but I can share my  research on what the experts say and I can share my experiences and discoveries as a student. If that benefits just one other reader  in any small way then I am glad I made this blog public.


One thought on “Why this blog?

  1. So happy to have found you! (via the SAQA yahoo group). I also have a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Mine is the Nikon V1. I am a new student of photography and sometimes find it overwhelming and frustrating. As an art quilter I am photographing mostly for my own inspiration. I still want to take good photographs and telling a story is something I want to do in both art forms. To say the least, I am excited about your blog. I hope your adventures will encourage me to keep trying with my camera.
    Susan Lane

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