Six Reasons to Follow the Blogs of Photographers

1. You may need to give your relatives or friends advice about choosing a career.

Good advice can be found in a blog post at TOP (The Online Photographer) Link

2. You may be interested in modifying your daily habits.

John Paul Caponigro discusses how your habits can make you more creative. Link

3. You may feel guilty about feeling a sense of freedom after a loved one dies.

In Blog notes (scroll down after going to the link), Kirk Tuck discusses his reactions to the death of his father.

4. You may need to explain to your five year old how an ant delivers venom.

The fstopper photography blog provides a link to a video that will help you do so. Link

5. You may wonder about the origin of the phrase "flash in the pan."

Where else? TOP, of course. Link

6. You may think you want to become a bird photographer.

Mia McPherson has described what you need to do. Link

David Sparks

I retired in 2005 after 40 years of research and teaching at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (24 years), the University of Pennsylvania (8 years) and the Baylor College of Medicine (8 years). Photography is my retirement hobby.

Nature photography, especially bird photography, combines a number of things that I really enjoy: bird-watching, being outdoors, photography, travel, messing about with computers, and learning new skills and concepts.  I now spend much of my time engaged in these activities.

David Sibley in the preface to The Sibley Guide to Birds wrote "Birds are beautiful, in spectacular as well as subtle ways; their colors, shapes, actions, and sounds are among the most aesthetically pleasing in nature."  My goal is to acquire images that capture the beauty and uniqueness of selected species as well as images that highlight the engaging behaviors the birds exhibit.