The Photographer of the Month for November is Eric Goins
I spent many years taking pictures in the New York City area with a film camera. But never found the time to pursue the formal training that guided most photographers. As I drew close to retirement from my career as an Electronic Technician I discovered Digital Photography. I began to take classes and eventually studying on a full time basis.
My passion grew so much for photography that I felt I had to share that knowledge with others. I began teaching a class at The Older Adults Learning Center and that forced me to constantly improve my own photography. Till this day I still attend classes on line and in the classroom. After attending dozens of workshops and seminars, I began to explore art history. I believe by better understanding the old masters of painting and photography it will increase my ability to express my unique vision of the world through the images I create.
Using software and a computer to edit, enhance and in some cases totally change my images into something else has become an intricate part of my workflow. Although I have tried my hand at many types of photography I find close up photography extremely interesting. I love showing people the little things they missed. My other passion in photography is shooting water. Water is never the same and can be photographed in so many ways. After all water is the life giving force on our planet, it is what makes this planet unique. Water can be photographed in the vast oceans or as tiny drops and everything in between.