Hello world!

Welcome, Yes this is a new blog. On it I hope to post comments from myself (Peter) and my brother Paul. I will also post photos by the family here too. My son Ben is doing a little photography now and my dad goes on vacation trips and shoots photos all the time. (not great but maybe interesting just the same) Sharing photos and experience is what this is all about. I did black and white film for years, since 16 years old and had used equipment to use so I know it doesn’t take expensive equipment to take good photos. I was photo editor/darkroom tech at Plumas County’s Feather Publishing Co. for 9 years. I’ve seen a lot of photos and had to judge them crop them and tinker in the darkroom and later on computer in early Photoshop do post-processing as I worked with the digital world at the newspaper. I was there to bring the newspaper into the digital age. Then I walked away fro m photography for the most part for about 10 years so I’m kind of new to digital cameras but Use manual setting a lot so I know how to get a photograph. My brother will tell you about himself but he has also pursued photography over the years and has experience to share.

On the other note of my photography, I belong to a couple of Meetup.com groups and will share lessons learned and photos from this too. One group is the Sierra Club Camera Committee so expect landscapes, another is Night Photography, so I will share some strange lights shots and discuss how to shoot low light shots. I have enjoyed shooting night shots and while color is different and new to me, getting the shot isn’t. I’ll post some laser light show shots from last July 4th to show that it is possible to get great interesting shots with very low lights.

I hope to keep things interesting and link to other sites that have interesting content.

Peter Vanderhoof

All comments in artistic, opened minded opinions are welcome.

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