What is this site all about?
The short answer might seem like it is me. I get chastized by my friends sometimes that it’s too ego-centric, but I digress. It’s not just about me, it’s about my friends and family. It’s a way for me to learn and experiment. It’s about design, and life, and chocolate bars, and bad logos, and taking a photo every day to remember it all.
That’s pretty easy. I never was good at keeping things organized. Now I can access and refer to things from anywhere. Googling beats my memory.
Got time on your hands?
Not really… In fact, I try to keep myself pretty busy. Building this site has many benefits that make it worth doing. First and foremost, it’s a way to stay in touch with friends and family. Whenever they wonder about me, they can go to the site and probably get a sense of where I am in the world.
Whenever I take pictures at events now, I share them online, and that’s been a great way to keep in touch with folks.
I consider this site a scrapbook, or a hobby. I can sit in front of the TV and just go through pictures and resize them and fix their colors. It’s relaxing, really.
What camera do you use?
January 2002 – December 2004 : Various Sony Cybershots
February 2005 – February 2009 : Canon 20D
March 2009 – Present : Canon 5d Mark II
January 2011 – February 2013 : Panasonic Lumix GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 lens
February 2013 – 2016 : Olympus OM-D
2016 – Present : Sony RX-100, Leica Q, iPhones
If you’re just starting out with a “big” DSLR (from Rebel to 5D), I’d recommend a 50mm f1.4 lens (expensive, built well) or 50mm f1.8 lens (cheap, but works great – take extra care of it). Both do great, especially in low light.
Where are you now?
I am in Cincinnati, Ohio!
The software I used to use: