About Linda

I have always thought of myself as a photographer.  Maybe not a good one, but I work at it.  I received my first camera for Christmas back in either 1965 or 1966.  It was a Kodak Instamatic 104.  I loved that camera and used it for many years.  Occasionally my parents would let me use their camera on school field trips.  It was a Kodak Tourist II. In 1979 I purchased my first SLR camera a Minolta XG 9 with a Rokkor-X 50mm 1.7 lens.  That camera served me faithfully until the Spring of 1999 when I purchased a Nikon N70.  I moved into the digital era with a Kodak Easy Share C360 and Kodak P850.  I still own all of these cameras.  (see photo in above header)

This past Spring my early birthday present was my first digital SLR.  It is a Canon 40D.  I have two lenses I use.  A Canon zoom 18 – 200 mm 3.5 – 5.6 lens and a Canon 50 mm 1.4 lens.  On occasion my brother is very generous and will let me borrow his Canon 100 mm 2.8 Macro lens.

I have had so much fun getting to know my camera and taking photos that I wanted to commit to something more.  I started reading about the 365 Photo Project and thought that would be fun to do.  But, after much consideration and talking with a few folks, I decided that would be too much and I probably would not finish.  So I opted for the 52 week project.  I plan to post one photo per week for 52 weeks.  I asked myself what do I want to accomplish and this is what I came up with:

1.  Follow a project through to completion.
2.  Learn to use my camera, hopefully to its full potential.
3.  Become a better photographer.
4.  Have fun.

I will start this adventure the first week of January 2010.  I hope you will enjoy the journey with me and I welcome any feed back.

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Responses

  1. Linda this is really awesome. Your wording and photos. I will continue to check this out and keep up. I am very proud to see what you have accomplished through your photos. Some are top quality professional. I like this page/site and how you have set it all up. Very very nice, hope the best from all that you have started here. Looks very promising Linda. Your Cus and very proud Hillbilly from KY, Darrell

  2. Linda:
    Great pictures.

  3. Awww I didnt discover you till it was nearly finished. Hope you will do another soon. Im just learning to take pictures but not very good yet

  4. Strange how you opted not to wear the life jacket in this photo. Great stuff–keep up the good work. Keep traveling and clicking away so iIcan stay at home and just take in the sights through your lens.

    Dean

    • Dean, I have to get out of the life jacket once in a while! Thank you and I’ll keep clicking!

  5. Just wanted to say that I have really been enjoying your photos.
    I studied photography as part of my animation degree back in the early 90’s, but have taken little, other than thousands photos of my kids, over the past few years.
    Thanks for helping to motivate me to get back into it lately, Amazing how much is going on around us that was whiz on past everyday. The camera causes me to slow down and look more closely.

    • Tony,
      I’m glad you are enjoying the photos and it is always nice to know that one can inspire another. It is nice to slow down once in a while and take a “snapshot” of life. Have fun with your camera and being creative.

  6. Always enjoyed you photographs as you travel-looking forward to seeing your new adventure through with you! Good luck! I know this will be a great year for you! Barb

  7. hey it worked!

    ok my fav picture is the heron standing on the dock. I think the way she is on the weathered wood and the chain is in the photo looks really amazing! That is a 5 star photo!

  8. did you get my earlier comment? not sure why but my stuff does not post on the group comments.

    cheers,

    tom

  9. Linda,
    I’m so excited! I’ve always been a fan of your photos…you have a great eye. I’m looking forward to seeing your journey this year.

  10. Excellent Linda! Can’t wait to see your photos.

    • Thanks, Barrie. If my images come close to what you have accomplished, I will be happy!

      Linda

  11. Wow! A great endeavor and one that I’m sure will prove to be inspirational to you. I can’t wait to see what you plan to post. I’ve seen some of your work already and I just know the future holds a lot of promise. Best Wishes, Wanda

    • Thanks, Wanda! I know that you have always been one of my biggest fans!
      Linda


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