The Evolution of Photography

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I’m building Talking Tree slowly, one day at a time. I’ve committed myself to updating four different blogs. This is my photography site dedicated to tips, insights, artist highlights, and talented Instagrammers that I stumble upon. Not only is Talking Tree dedicated to the art of photography, but it also embraces the speed at which the technologies in the imaging world are  progressing. I don’t care whether old vanguard photographers declare that only professionals work with Silver Crystals (film) in a traditional dark room – I believe in any well-established “pro” who embraces the iPhone as their every day tool. What matters is the fact that mobile technology is bringing more people into the field. We should welcome new innovations because there is no stopping this tsunami of change. What an adventure to be alive during this transition from film to digital! For the last 15 years I went from shooting an old Russian Zenit SLR to digital Micro Four Thirds cameras.

My niche is very specific – Photography and new technology. I enjoy editing photos on an iPhone 5 about as much as I love shooting an interchangeable lens cameras. I’m digitally wired and love social networking and meeting new creatives (through Instagram) from all over the world. This is what I want to write about. Instagram has been a major tool for me ; you can find me: @Talking_Tree or Tumblr.

A little over a year ago my brother, Joseph Cowlishaw, inspired me to get a iPhone and which took a while for me to catch onto. My workflow now involves Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC and then the images get transferred to to my iPhone for any finishing changes, usually utilizing Instagram filters! There’s apps out there that give Adobe products a run for their money as well. Here are a few highly recommended apps: Mextures, Snapseed, Hipstamatic & Repix, just to name a few of my favorites.