Just because you have a camera that can walk the dog and tell the time of day does not guarantee you will have pictures worth sharing at the end of the day. After my beautiful bride bought a mega-camera from a shopping channel, we realized that it is time to figure out how to take great pictures.
We want to teach ourselves, and help others learn, how to take great photographs without having to go to photography school. It is our wish that this blog will do just that. Where ever you live there is something worth photographing everyday.
I would like to dedicate this page to my father, W. Scott Grover, who was passionate about photography since his childhood. He was a photographer in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise at the close of WW2 and worked for Eastman Kodak for over 40 years. As kids, my sister and I would hate having to pose for snapshots at every state park, tourist attraction, sign post and Christmas cards. Secretly I loved watching the slide shows at home when we would view the slides projected on a white screen set up in the living room. Viewing people’s slides from recent travels brought the world to our home and a reason for a social occasion that we no longer have. I learned about composition and lighting and a thing or two about aperture settings watching him set up his camera(s). I wish I had paid more attention now.
We would also like to dedicate this site to Dad and to all of the hard working people at Eastman Kodak who made photography what it is today.
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography”. – George Eastman