Howdy. This is my first attempt at setting up a photoblog so please give me a little leeway while I start.
I little about me. I’m originally from Lowell, Ma. We moved to western New York, where I live today, when I was 10. I moved back to Boston after college for a couple of years but moved back when I wanted to start a family.
My day job is working in IT for a large University system. Outside of work I’m a volunteer FireFighter. Between that and raising my two daughters, with my wife, I am a pretty busy guy.
After my family the thing I enjoy most is going to our off-grid cabin about a hour from home. I have a site dedicated to that, www.bethnchris.com, and a youtube channel, buffcleb. I try and spend part of each weekend there and longer when time permits.
So now to photography
I have been into photography for almost 20 years. I inherited my Grandfather’s Minolta x-700 camera and took a couple of photography courses @ Boston University. Living in Boston at the time there was lots to photograph. Being young and poor though I could only shoot so much film, but the spark was lit.
Fast forward to today and I have mostly stuck with Minolta… first with a 600si, a Konica-Minolta 5d and today a Sony a77. The name has changed several times but you can still see the Minolta influences, good and bad.
I like that I have taken the road less traveled. Many of my friends think that the brand name on the camera makes the photo. I hope that I can show that this is not the case.
Recently I started dabbling with a new mistress though. I picked up a Fujifilm x100s and Yongnuo yn-560 iii flash. My goal is to stick with that camera for the next several months to see what it can do.
I mostly shot landscapes, nature and urban photography. I would like to do more portraiture and work on my lighting ability but my family is less then willing subjects most of the time
So my plan for this photoblog will be to chronicle my work and experimentation’s. I would like to progress in lighting, if I can find willing subjects. Post processing is also an area where I struggle. Getting the image from my head into print is always a challenge.
I have no plans to become a “Pro Photographer”. I have a day job and do not need another. I do have some of my work for sale through Fine Art America. I am just getting this started and I will be adding new and old work as time permits.
So this turned out longer then I though. If you have read this far thanks and I hope you enjoy the site.