This blog is the work of Patti Beadles. I’ve been an amateur photographer on and off for my entire life. I’m a software engineer by profession, so I really enjoy learning about the technical side of what I’m doing. I’m a pragmatist, though, and I would really rather simplify concepts than to draw whiteboards full of equations about them. I also like experimenting to see how changing a setting affects the resulting image. “Hey, what happens if I do this?”
I often find myself drawn to technically-challenging shots– reflections, night photography, macrophotography. Because of that, I very quickly figured out that I had to control my camera rather than letting it have its way. Much of what I’ve learned about photography has come more from my own experimentation than anything else.
You can contact me by email at pattib (at) pattib (dot) org.
And finally, here are some of my favorites from among my own photos.