The Very First One


Well this has been a long time in the making.
I first joked about writing a book, “Life with Sue” when I first met my wife, over twenty years ago.

Antique stoller
This was taken when I was second shooter at a wedding. It was edited through Topaz Texture.

You see, back in the day, I used to tell stories, entertaining others, and being rewarded with their laughter. And Sue always gave me lots of fodder for sharing with the gals at work. She was and still is, very quirky.

I am sure, that already by this point, you are able to tell I have no training for writing, blogging and barely have command of the English language verbally, much less written. I just have a desire to create I guess. It started back at the beginning of the summer, when I got myself my first camera, a Nikon D7200. I bought it uncertain if I would like photography. Well, I turned off the television, turned on the learning network and never looked back. I fell in love with the hobby and hence, the persona of KV photobug was born.

Through my learning about photography, I have heard people describe me as creative, artsy, original and imaginative. I had never thought of myself as anything other than pragmatic and athletic. I was certainly not, nor did I ever consider myself, artistic. But the more photos I took, the more adventurous I became. I was described as ‘having a style’ yet I couldn’t see any consistency in my photos. But it felt good to take a photo, then throw it into Lightroom and see where I could go with it beyond. I bought presets, and plug ins. Nik, ON1, Topaz and more recently Auto FX.

I didn’t intend to start this blog now. I had thought about it for the future, maybe in a year or so. You see, I had a slight vision of somehow connecting my photos to blogging. Or maybe my blogging to my photos. But even while I still don’t feel that artistic or believe yet that I am creative, I know I can tell a good story. An entertaining story. The kind where when you go to a party and people say “Oh tell us about that time you ran over Sue,” because they enjoy hearing the comedic twist in the story. I hope to be able to accomplish that here, in writing. And besides, I get a smile on my face when I think about that day …

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