|Great time in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom this week.|
But this weeks article is about looking back
There is something challenging about milestones. I was surprised recently to discover that I was approaching 100 blog articles. Last week's post was my 100th and that seemed as good an excuse as any to take stock and make some changes. I started the blog nearly four years ago, but only got serious about the process in the last two years. Starting in January 2011 I committed to publishing on a weekly basis and despite the strain of trying to come up with something (ANYTHING) to talk about every weekend, the process has be rewarding. As I have worked to keep the posts interesting and constructive, I have discovered that I have learned more than I could ever teach in my short articles. My research often involves finding the actual basis for many of the photographic techniques that I have learned through painful trial and error. As a result I have been able to refine my own skills.
Reviewing the 100 articles, I have become aware of certain themes that recur throughout my posts. The most prominent of these is my frequent rants about "Getting it Right in the Digital Camera". My articles about photographic and post-processing techniques usually come back to the idea that the digital image in the field should be crafted to provide the best raw material for the digital darkroom and not the prettiest image on the card.
|Galapagos Islands, Ecuador|
I'm not telling where I was standing
|Ice Bound Harrisville New Hampshire|
Change is Good
What's in a Name?
I have always felt a bit self- conscious, about the title of my Blog. "Jeffrey Newcomer Photography" was a quick selection of convenience when I was signing up for the blog, but it has always seemed a bit too narcissistic. 100 articles seems a good time for a change, and given the flow of my discussions, I have decide that "Getting it Right in the Digital Camera" may be a better hook upon which to hang the blog.
Getting a Grip: Indexing
Thanks to all my readers. Please stay tuned and let me know how I can improve the Blog. I am particularly interested in your feedback about the index, but be kind, like everything here, it is a work in progress.
Getting it Right in the Digital Camera Blog Index