Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Thanks so much to everyone who has visited my blog over the past year.  I hope that the things I share prove useful.  My schedule has prevented me from writing as much as I would like, but I expect that to improve in the new year.  Look for more regular postings as I delve deeper into the art of photography.

I can't help but reflect back what I have accomplished the past year in photography.  It has been just a little over a year since I picked up a camera and learned how to use it.  I have over 400 images on Flickr, with over 50,000 views.  I'm so happy to have published a collection of images that people seem to find interesting.  In the past year I also launched a portfolio site to better showcase my favorite images.  I've been getting out and shooting as much as I can and over time I am discovering and honing my art and style.  It's a continual learning process!

In the new year, I plan to further hone my HDR photography.  It's a style that still intrigues me and I will continue to work with and evolve this technique.  I also enjoy night photography and abstract images, especially with the two combined.  I plan to continue pursuing the artistic side of photography in these areas.  Finally, I hope to learn lighting techniques and I'll be playing with some strobist setups.  After all, one of the biggest reasons I chose to pursue photography was to preserve memories and capture better images of the people in my life.