Landscape Photography
Flower Photography
Insect Photography
Low-Key Photography

I purchased the entry-level Pentax K-50 16MP DSLR in January 2017 which was first released in 2013. The camera was sold in a bundle with two lenses, the DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm WR Lenses. I purchased two additional lenses in the past several months; the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens and Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 lens.

In an effort to learn how to use this camera I have downloaded many tutorials from photographers such as Gavin Hoey, Mark Wallace, Matt Granger, Tony and Chelsea Northrup, Spyros Heniadis and Jared Polin, to name a few. At present I consider myself to be a beginning novice amateur photographer. This website is a record of my progress in that effort to become an amateur photographer with a working knowledge of my camera to shoot satisfactory photos.

Note: Click on the pictures to the left of the articles to scroll through the photo gallery.
  • Flower Photos

    The majority of these photos were shot with the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens in macro mode. This is not a true macro lens having a ratio for maximum magnification of 1:2 and not 1:1 as in true macro lenses. I am satisfied with the performance of this lens and judging from my first attempts at macro photography I believe I will be able to master the skill of achieving sharper photos in the near future.

  • Insect Photos

  • Landscape Photos

  • Low-Key/Bodyscape Photos

    Warning: Photos of Nude Models

    I cannot afford a model so I take photos of me and a doll. The doll is from a failed project where I was planning on articulating all the limbs. The doll photographed is missing arms, legs and the bottom half of the torso and therefore unclothed. I am an old man and not pleasant to look at with my clothes on so you can image how unpleasant I am naked. The photos are mainly taken for gaining experience in low-key and bodyscape photography and, trust me, not because I think I have a hot bod. These photos would only interest photographers who are studying bodyscape and low-key photography.

  • Miscellaneous Photos

    Still under construction