I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to my blog readers. Creating this content is a blast, and I’m glad others enjoy it. I love being able to share my experiences with you guys.
I walk a fine line by sharing the large format experience. It is easy to come across as arrogant (look at me with my hoity-toity wooden camera!) , but I think I have avoided that. Sure, some people who follow my blog are large format shooters, but the vast majority of my readers shoot digital.
I plan on getting a digital SLR again for those fast shots (Where are you 5D3?), but large format will always be my primary format. This is photography at its most simple state. The camera is a tool, and limitation breeds creativity.
As many of you know, this isn’t about the camera — it’s about the experience. Shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO transcend all formats of photography. This is about photography, love of the craft, and exploring the beauty of the natural world.
My goal is to share my triumphs, my failures, and the lessons I’ve learned. I hope to convey the feeling of being there, and the excitement of getting the shot.
Let’s face it, photography requires a perfect balance of technical knowledge, and artistic vision. Beginning photographers are often overwhelmed by the technical side, but it gets easier with practice. I hope my video journals and trip recaps contain useful shooting information.
If I didn’t truly enjoy photography, I wouldn’t be doing this. I put my heart into photography, and I’m glad it shows. I am in a unique position to take frequent shooting trips. I hope this gets others excited about the outdoors, and photography.
I strive to keep my blog free of commercial postings and ads. I’m not here to sell you anything. Even if I offer workshops or ebooks in the future, I will not use my blog as a sales platform. That would only distract from the stories and experiences I have to share. If you would like to support me, my blog, and my photographic journey, I appreciate all donations — no matter how small they may seem. Thank you so much everyone who has contributed thus far. I truly appreciate it!
So here’s to a great audience. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing more of my journey.
In the coming week, I will be sharing my experience with Kodak Ektar vs. Fuji Velvia. I’ve had several people inquire about this. Spoiler alert: Me likey!