I received, via UPS, my first digital camera the morning I was flying out to visit my sister in Germany. I read the manual on the plane and proceeded to take over 400 photos on my three week stay. It was love at first write. Over the years I've taken some photography courses at our local community college and have taken several thousand photos.

For many years I worked with consumer level photo software, mainly Pixelmater and a little Photoshop Elements. Just recently I purchased new photo editing software, Affinity Design, and have been working with it ever since. It is a professional level program that is challenging the Adobe empire.

Click on any of the images below for an expanded view. Information is underneath each photo. The first photo won and honorable mention in the North Carolina Museum of Art competition. The camera, snow scene, and rose photos all have before editing and after versions.

Prize winning photo-Struggle of a Bygone Era Camera Lens Unedited Camera lens edited Snow at Pond unedited Snow at Pond edited Pink and Yellow Rose unedited Pink and Yellow Rose edited Magnolia Blossom Contorted Filbert Twig


My graphics experience is limited. However, I've had fun creating simple logos, headers, and a few blog graphics through the years.

At the same time I purchased Affinity Photo I purchased their companion program, Affinity Design. I recently completed an extensive tutorial through their publication.