August 1, 2010
It is in the nature of we humans to be curious, and I flatter myself by including myself in the group.
So, I’m wondering about we LumberJocks, as to the number of us who consider themselves serious photographers and how many would like to become serious.
The question is a good one because we show one another what we do and how we do it with photographs. If we have good photographic skills and a smattering of ability in editing and at least a basic knowledge of how the pictures are shared on the Internet the sharing becomes a nice experience.
Of course that leads me to wonder other things.
What kind of equipment do we use to take the pictures?
Digital cameras, of course are the way to go, but are some of us using cell phones? How about basic, shirt pocket sized aim and shoot cameras? Perhaps some of us use some advanced technology. What size digital files do our cameras produce? 8 megs? 10? 12? Bigger?
And then I wonder about what some pros call “post production” manipulation. That means the programs that we use to crop, size and adjust in various ways our digital images.
Microsoft Paint? Paintshop Pro? Photoshop? Gimp?
Wondering can sometimes get me in trouble, starting quarrels over the details, and I sure hope this wondering doesn’t do that, but the subject is important. The quality of our photographs can be of help in selling our woodworking.
You wouldn’t mind selling some of your work, would you?
What this is all about is this. I’m trying to start a dialog in which we can help each other become better photographers.
So, how do you do it?
Take pictures, I mean.
Let’s talk and grow.
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