Hi. My name’s Eric. I live in Owen Sound, Ontario. I am a web developer primarily working with WordPress and Laravel.

When I was in high school (early-90s) my parents bought me a 35mm Minolta X-370n SLR camera and 3 different Minolta lenses:

  • 28mm f/2.8
  • 50mm f/1.7
  • 135mm f/2.8
My first 35mm camera and lenses.

In my high school years I would explore the local forests and parks trying to emulate Galen Rowell and David Muench. Also during this time I switched to shooting primarily slides… mostly Kodachrome 64 because Fuji Velvia 50 was too expensive for my pizza-slinging salary.

Smoky Mountains c. 1993 – Kodachrome 64

During university I didn’t shoot too much. Shortly after graduating I moved to South Korea for 6 years to teach English. Inspired by the beauty of the country, I started shooting again.

It was there that I bought my first DSLR and photographed mountains, temples and various aspects of Korea that I thought were interesting and novel.

Even though I loved shooting, I found post-processing boring mainly because I didn’t know what I was doing. I would open an image in Photoshop, crank up the saturation and export for the web. It was very unsatisfying. And because of that, my interest in digital photography waned.

Fast forward 14 years…

During the summer of 2021 I decided to try to learn post processing. I watched some tutorials on Lightroom then signed up for an Adobe account. Once I learned some basic post-processing techniques, I really started to enjoy it.

These days I’m exploring more expressive post-processing techniques in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. If it’s not raining, I try to get out and shoot 3-5 times a week. When it is raining, I’m practicing post-processing.

Sunset on Georgian Bay.

Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my website.

* All photos of me credit to my wife.