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New digital photography column introduced (03/06/2013)

Photo by Kari Yearous
     
Digital photography Q and A

by Kari Yearous

Do you love taking pictures? Do you wish you could take better pictures? Are you wondering whether itís worth investing in that big, fancy camera youíve been eyeing? If so, keep an eye out for this Digital Photography column every month or so.

You may be wondering who I am. Really, Iím just a mom with a camera, also called (sometimes disparagingly) a MWAC. Once I had my first child, about seven years ago, I found myself very interested in taking pictures. At that time, digital cameras were becoming more common and affordable, and I loved how easy it was to take a picture, review it, and then try again. I was also frustrated with all of the unusable pictures that resulted from my efforts. Blurry, grainy, too washed out, too dark, just plain boringósound familiar?

After a few years, I finally saved up enough to buy a DSLR camera, one of those bigger cameras that takes interchangeable lenses, and thatís when I started to learn the basics of photography. Today, about three years later, I still consider myself a ďbabyĒ photographer (not one who photographs babies, but one who has much to learn). Along this journey, I rather unexpectedly discovered an interest in landscape photography, and my appreciation of the beauty of our area grew even more.

Also, I discovered a love for people and their connection with photography, and thatís where the idea for this column came from. I invite you to email me with your digital photography questions (digitalphotocolumn@gmail.com), and I will pick one or two topics per month to address in this column.

While I certainly donít know everything there is to know about photography, cameras, or digital photo editing, Iím happy to share what I do know. Also, I have no shame in saying, ďI donít know. Iíve been wanting to figure that one out for a long time!Ē Winona abounds with photographers who are experts in their fields, and I look forward to receiving their input when Iím stumped. 

 

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