Technically, they were quite OK, but they weren't really interesting, just kind of...blah.
But that all changed when I found Flickr
, particularly the "Groups" feature. There are groups specifically for getting tips on making better pictures, and the discourse is quite enlightening. And seeing a lot of great pictures by some really talented people makes me want to take more pictures and get better. Which is a very positive synergy, because ultimately, the only thing that makes you a better photographer is taking more pictures.
And you know, I actually enjoy this newfound hobby. It mostly takes place outside, with fresh air and sunshine (unless I'm shooting something like this:
), and it can be done solo, or as a group activity. And it's kind of a creative endeavor, which is a nice contrast to my programming day job.
So I am going to resurrect this LJ to post my photography-related stuff here.
Lately, I have developed a growing interest in digital photography. I had my DSLR for a while now, but I didn't really use it that much, mostly because I wasn't all too thrilled with the pictures I took.