Monthly Archives: September 2009

An Introductory to Me

Hello, and welcome to the world of Andrew.  Before I go into the main bulk of posting about my day and about things photography and art, I thought it would be a good idea to give this space of the web a bit of context.  So, I think a proper introduction is in order.

As stated before, my name is Andrew.  Going by the title of this blog, I’m sure you can guess a little something about that which shall be written here.  I very much enjoy doing photography, and I support the arts.  I am currently a sophomore in college (although I won’t say which), and I am an art major, emphasizing in photography (as you may have already guessed), and I am also working with our school newspaper as a photographer.

In high school, I took all the art classes offered; the courses taught drawing, charcoal, colored pencil, watercolor, and sculpture.  A digital photography class became available my junior year, so I decided I would take the class.  Needless to say, I immediately fell in love with photography.  My senior year, I took Advanced Art, which is like a self guided study of art, where you could choose which medium of art to work with.  I took this class both semesters, one semester I did photography, the other I did colored pencil and painting.  I do enjoy doing art forms other than photography, specifically the colored pencil and painting.  The work I love doing with painting is non-objective work.  For those of you who don’t know, what non-objective means is that there is no defined subject matter.

Now to college.  I began my freshman year doing a drawing class and an art history class.  In the drawing class, we worked with graphite and colored pencils, oil pastels, and charcoal.  The second semester I took a photography course.  We worked with film rather than digital.  I must say, I do think film is fun to work with; it really gets you to slow down and think about your photo.  Enter my sophomore year, this year.  My art classes are art history this semester, and photography the next.  As stated earlier, I’m an art major and working with the school newspaper.

Now, about my photography.  I have yet to find out exactly what kind of photography I would like to do, whether that be photojournalism, studio/wedding photography, or just art photography.  I admire the works of the masters, such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and the like.  I do also like the work of contemporary photographers as well, such as Jesh de Rox, Jeff Ascough, Corey McNabb, and Mike Colón.

Thank you for coming to my blog to read this introduction.  Tomorrow may bring another post, along with new ideas and new inspiration.  Your photography friend, Andrew.

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Welcome to the Life and Times of a Photographer!

Hello, and welcome to my first blog post, upon which I will start sorting out everything, and begin my writings on my photography, my life, and my dealings in the art and photography worlds.  Thank you for coming to see what this is all about, and stay tuned for the beginnings of this blog.