As classes commenced and I moved along with my photography studies, I learned so many skills that have shaped me into the photographer I am now. Like with all skills, I am still learning, changing my ways, AND breaking the rules! (Rule of thirds, anyone?!?)
I thought I would share a little of my work (including photos from collage assignments), from 2000 through the my most recent. This will help me, as well as some of you, see how far I have come in 20 years! Twenty years is a long time, and I know there are things I don't do now, that I had when I learned them back then, but I know that I have learned a lot, and have grown as a photographer in twenty years.
This was one of the first photos I took in the winter of 1999-2000. I was surprised at how well this turned out, once I printed it in the darkroom. (Most of the following black-and-white photos are also from my first winter and spring classes, from 2000.)
Below is a random selection of photos that I am proud to share with you all. Enjoy!
The following photos have been since 2003, after the move from Illinois to Colorado (and then on to Portland).
And finally, one of my best photos...