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.