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Self Portrait with one of my favorite lenses.

I have had a love for photography for as long as I can remember. When digital cameras came on the scene it became more economical to develop one’s craft. While my kids were in high school sports I found myself the team’s “official” photographer. Once they graduated I no longer had the regular outlet to shoot. I had heard of projects where people would take a picture of the day for a whole year. I thought that would be a challenge I could attempt. I am so proud I started. I learned so much and I am certainly grateful that I completed it. I never missed a day and I did not cheat. Very few photos were “throw-aways” and there are several that I am extremely proud of. When I started I had no idea how hard but rewarding it would be. I rarely settled for just a quick shot. I usually tried to improve on each day. I found myself visiting places I have never been, many in my own “neighborhood”. I also found myself in places I should not have been. 

What have I learned?

•The perfect photo isn’t always the one you set out to take.

•More often than not my first or last photo is the one I chose.

•Many times the best shot is the one behind me. Turn around and look back at where you have just been. That may just turn out to be your perfect shot. 

•The days when I really had no desire to continue often times produced a favorite image.  

•I enjoyed this project more than I ever thought I would. I now have to find my next project.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Suggestions for Printing my Photos

Most of my photos are cropped to a 4x6 ratio. Therefore, they will enlarge to 8x12 and 12x18 without having to crop the image. Michael’s and National Camera and Video carry many styles of frames in these sizes. I have chosen White House Custom Color as the lab to print the images. They are a national lab located in my hometown of Eagan. They do fabulous work. I am a fan of the metallic prints. I would suggest printing most of my prints on this paper.
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