My name is Darin and I am an amateur photographer.
I first tried photography when I was in high school. I used my step-father's camera and developed my own black and white film in a school lab. I stopped shooting for a while, I couldn't afford the film and developing. However once I finished school and got a job, uddenly I could afford a decent camera, and they were digital. I didn't need to develop, I didn't need to print. I could just take pictures and save them on my computer. It was all so easy.
Sometimes it feels that way.
I'm a smart guy, a technical guy. I know how shutter speeds and apertures work. I know about depth of field, the effect of focal length on depth in an image. I know all that stuff, but I still struggle to take a photograph that I would want to print and hang on the wall. Why? Because I'm not good at the art, the vision. I struggle with composition and story telling. Many of my images are technically fine, but fail to be interesting.
My goal is to become a better photographer by becoming a better artist, not by becoming a better technician. I am going to post new images in my galleries on this site and try to post about images and my attempts at becoming better.