My name is Harry Good and I'm a amateur photographer formerly living in Bedminster, Pennsylvania and now residing in Solivita, Florida. I am semiretired and love traveling and hiking. My favorite type of photography is landscape photography. Like many photographers I started with a 35mm camera, moved on to a point and shoot, and now own an Olympus E-620 D-SLR camera. Unfortunately most of my equipment is what my budget will allow. I've started shooting in HDR and have had some good results. I've used both books and photography web sites to improve my skills. The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby is a good one to improve your photo skills. I've also read Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop Elements 11 by Mike Wooldridge for help in my post processing. Another good book is High Dynamic Range Digital Photography by Ferrell McCollough if you decide to try your hand at HDR photos. Some good web sites are Digital Photography School,- Photo Answers, and Pop Photo. If your into landscape photography as I am Outdoor Photographer is another good site. Digital Photography School is a great teaching site and you can submit your photos and get feedback from other photographers. The best advice I can give someone starting out is to learn all there is to know about your camera. Read your handbook that comes with your camera more than once. As you read practice the different functions and settings with your camera. Get out and take a bunch of pictures. That's the great thing about digital, you can take as many pictures as you want and get immediate results. Keep practicing till all the settings become automatic for you. Change your white balance and see how it affects your shot, get away from shooting in auto mode. If your going to be shooting panoramics you must learn to shoot in manual. Have fun, not every shot has to be perfect, but when you do get that great shot it's worth all your effort.
This web site is so I can share photos of our trips throughout the United States and Canada with family, friends, and whoever else would care to view them. These adventures were shared with my wife Mary. This picture was taken at Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.
There are also some photos of Florida where we now call home.