I am a retired forensic nurse with some prior experience in graphic arts and photography. My camera-of-choice is the Canon SX1-IS. I use a lot of software in the preparation of my images and am prone to mix-and-match freely. At present, the ratio of jewels to barnyard waste in my work is about 1/100. I'm still experimenting and still haven't settled on a particular method or style. Some of the software I use. . . ArtRage Studio Pro PostWorkShop Pro PhotoShop CS4 Painter 11 Whatever freeware I can scrounge on the web
Check back from time-to-time. I hope to get better.
Current Residence: Atlanta (GA) area Favourite genre of music: More than I can name Favourite photographer: Many Favourite style of art: Fantasy Illustration Operating System: Vista (soon to change) MP3 player of choice: NOT! Shell of choice: Stuffed Pasta Wallpaper of choice: Whatever covers the bloodstains Skin of choice: My own Favourite cartoon character: Charon McKay (Shadowgirls) Personal Quote: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is likely to get lynched.
Some weeks ago I attended a two day photography seminar in Chicago presented by Mark Daughn. The rankest of amateurs, I found myself hideously unprepared for the pace and quality of the instruction being offered. Despite struggling to keep up, I managed to come away with nearly three hundred raw images, a head full of valuable information, and a determination to "Do it again," when I have a better handle on my tools. After this experience, I think I can safely recommend Mark's classes to anyone who is serious about improving their photographic skills.
Back in Atlanta, I confronted that mass of images that needed to be culled, sorted, ed