I've enjoyed photography for a long time but am an amateur. I used to have a Nikon 6006, but when it died 10 years ago, I just used a point-and-shoot. I recently got a Nikon D40 and am really, really enjoying digital photography. I haven't spent any bucks on editing software yet but have been playing with Gimp quite a bit.
My photo interests include nature (birds, bugs, flowers, etc.), international travel, and children, especially my son. I hope to get more practice with my 60mm macro lens and want to get a good zoom lens for wildlife photos. Working with flash and lights is kind of intimidating for me, and I'd like to get some one-on-one training someday.
Below are some pics from a recent trip to China and from our local park. Would love your feedback. Thanks!!!
My son, Tyler. The pic is a bit soft--any tips for shooting a hyper preschooler are welcome! I like the composition and the background, but I wish there weren't so many red tones in Tyler's face. Blown up, there are several red flare-like pixels.
My father-in-law in a Shanghai shop. I did some photo editing around his ear and also took out my MIL's shoulder on the right side. Don't know if the edits are as smooth as they could be, but I like the composition a lot.
Traditional Chinese dresses
Detail from a wall in the Shanghai gardens
Taken with my 60mm. I like the pic but wish the left edge of the leaf were sharper.