For those of you unfamiliar with the term, photoblogging is like blogging but with pictures. Many professional and amateur photographers have created the photoblogging community that is in many ways similar to the blogosphere but is different in many crucial ways. The photos tend to be larger and more artistic. Because of this, only one photo per page is common. The layouts tend to very spare to emphasize the photo and not have anything else competing against it. Anyway, I’ve been a photography buff for as long as I can remember. I got my first 35 mm SLR, a Yashica, when I was in high school. In college I took a few courses and learned to use a darkroom to develop and print my own film. And of course, now there’s digital photography and stereo photography. Anyway, I decided to start my own photoblog, the Brookston Photoblog, with which I aspire to several goals. 1. To learn more about photography and especially composition, 2. to scan and put in one place all the interesting photos I’ve taken over the years in various formats, and 3. have fun.
Most photobloggers post a new picture each day and eventually that’s probably what I’ll do as well. But right now I’m looking through both old digital photos and even older film to post. So for a while, at least, there will be several new pictures added each day. So far there are only about twenty photos posted, but they are from a very wide range. There are Polaroids and 128 film I took as a kid, black & white photos from my college days and some of my first digital efforts from a few years ago.
Below each photograph is a box with information about each picture, including where and when it was taken, what camera was used and other (hopefully) interesting stuff about it. If you have the time and interest, please let me know what you think of each of the pictures there. You can post comments just like a blog by clicking on the comments link to the right of each photo’s title. But even easier, you can rate each picture on a scale of 1 to 5 by clicking on the stars in the bottom right-hand corner of the information box.
Also, in addition to the photos, please let me know what you think of how the site itself looks. I put a lot of time into getting it to look a certain way and I’d love to have some feedback about it. Thanks.