Beginning Photography

The musings of a budding photographer

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A record of my endeavour to produce some decent photographs. In October 2009 I took delivery of my first digital SLR camera. Until that time my photography experience was limited to a point and shoot, taking the same snap shots that everybody else takes.

The goal is to chart my progress from complete noob to, hopefully, a decent level amateur photographer. I have no pretentions or aspirations to do this professionally and will endeavour to keep it as a hobby, all beit one that might serve to supplement my income if people are interested in my images.

All images not featuring people are available as prints. Those that do feature people may be available as prints but I won’t make them available without getting consent from the main subject in the image.

I have temporarily relaxed the settings for comments. Previously it was required for a user to have their first post approved before subsequent posts could be made and to provide a name and email address. This was done partly due to the vast volumes of spam I received in the early days of the blog, but these are now actively taken care of by my spam filters.  Depending on results this may have to be switched back on, but for now comments should be free and easy. If a comment doesn’t appear the spam blocking software may have gotten to it, it should hold it for my review though.

Written by James

October 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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  1. You’ve got some great photos here! You have talent (the eye). Keep klickin’ and have fun with it. Good luck. =Paul

    sorrentolens

    November 12, 2009 at 11:34 pm

  2. Hey nice blog! Keep up the good work! I also have a photoblog, it’s still quite new, let’s exchange links!
    mine is at: http://tpata.wordpress.com/
    Aww, read your cam was dead on arrival, I’d freak out if it were me! 🙂

    Squire Starsquid

    November 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm

  3. Thanks, I added it to my blogroll 🙂

    Squire Starsquid

    November 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

  4. I can barely spin a coin, never mind photographing it at the same time.
    I also like the bench shots (I have an empty picnic table myself 🙂 )
    I think you’re off to a great start!

    gillpj

    December 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

  5. Hehe, don’t go thinking it all went smoothly, that coin was doing its best to escape. Thanks for the feedback.

    James

    December 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm

  6. Good luck with your quest my friend.
    Photography can be an engaging and sometimes frustrating activity.
    You’ll never look light the same way again. 😉

    Jim Worrall

    December 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

  7. BTW I have finally remembered to add you to my Blogroll!

    lensaddiction

    January 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

  8. very nice work! keep it up!

    Tri

    January 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

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