An old school addiction
By John Linton
6 Jan 2008
Before addiction was reserved for a harmful compulsion it was also associated with devotion, attachment, dedication, inclination, etc. (according to Wikipedia)
I started taking Christine's camera class in late October. We met once a week for six weeks and would begin each class by bringing in photos we had taken and talk about them. We were all amateur photographers reluctant to show our photos, but Christine managed to get all of us involved. During each class she introduced us to some photography magazine she subscribed to and on one of those occasions JPG caught my eye. I decided to go on line and check it out.
I uploaded my first three pictures on 3 December 2007 not knowing what to expect. Almost immediately I got a "New Message" email from JPG and opened it. It informed me that someone had made me a contact. I was shocked. Within days I noticed photographers were making some of my photos a Favorite Photo (by other people) and giving me comments. I began checking my site every morning and added more photos.
I soon found out that the many photos I'd taken with my old Sony Cybershot were pixel challenged to the extent that JPG would not accept them so I opened up an account on flickr and uploaded some there.
My list of favorites and contacts began to extent to more than one page. I doubt I'll ever take a picture that rivals their work, but I don't care. It's just great being able to check out what they've been up to, including Christine who began this month to upload some of her photos.
I really wanted to place some of my Favorite Photos (by other people) on this page to show my appreciation for their encouragement, but I'm either too dumb to figure out how to do it or JPG doesn't allow that. So I placed the three pictures that got me started instead. Thank you all for your comments, contacts, and favorites.