Last year I moved back to my hometown of Stevenson, Alabama. I also bought a new camera. This year I decided to make the best of both. Stevenson is in the northeast corner of Alabama on the Tennessee River & Lake Guntersville, & in the foothills of the Appalachians. Not a whole lot going on here, but it’s a beautiful area & gets all four seasons.
Amateur photographer & avid crocheter/crafter. I sell my work online & at local markets, & thought practicing my photo skills would be a good idea. I also have a cat. & I get bored. A lot.
Here’s some info on the camera I currently use:
I have a pink Nikon Coolpix S3000, purchased for it’s recommended ability to capture the color & detail of my crafted items. So far, so good; I’ve been very pleased with it.
It has 12.0MP & 4x Wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens, & plenty of other features I’m not sure about:~) I really need to get on reading the book that came with it.
I have figured out to use the macro feature when snapping my goods. Oh, & slowing down on the trigger so the camera can work it’s automagic on the image. Patience is one of the many virtues I lack… but I’ve ended up with some interesting photos that way.
In the digital darkroom I primarily use Picasa free photo editing software for these shots, since I mainly just do a few touch-ups on them. For more involved projects, I use GIMP, another free image editing download. It has a lot of powerful features along the lines of Photoshop. Picasa on the other hand has a simpler purpose & more streamlined interface, so far more navigable & intuitive. But those are just my 2c. My background image was done in Picasa using light & shadow adjustments, sepia tone, warmify, & a graduated tint to darken the top enough for the title & tagline to show up.
So this blog is my practice space, where I hope to learn & grow, & show a little bit about the corner of the world I call home. I welcome all questions, comments, & constructive criticism. My work is protected under a creative commons license & you may use it for noncommercial purposes with proper credit. More details are on the side bar, or by clicking the link.