As you can see in the sidebar, I've decided to do something with my previously empty Flickr account
. I mentioned in "Seven for 2007
" that one of my goals for this year was to learn more about digital photography. I've started by posting a few of the pictures that I like best from my iPhoto library.
Flickr is a phenomenon that you can't understand the hype behind until you have used it yourself. It is intuitive and easy to tag your photos, add them to sets and link them to others' work by adding them to groups. I could spend hours browsing through the millions of creative and beautiful shots that people have taken.
In this process, I'm also realizing how inadequate my little Canon Powershot Elph SD450 snapshot camera is. It's 5 megapixels, it takes good pictures for a non-SLR camera, and it has a really large LCD screen, but to get really good photos you need an SLR. I can't justify spending money on one, though, as I have no idea what I'm doing with photography yet. For now, a tripod would be a much better investment.