In my early teens, I developed my first roll of film in my dad's darkroom. I have had a darkroom of sorts ever since that time. However, now I watch the finish image slowly appear from my Epson 4800 inkjet printer instead of in a tray of developer.
 


Today, instead of which developer-film combination we are working with, the discussions with other photographers centers around how many megapels our cameras can capture or how much RAM is required for processing large files. The digital darkroom is taking over and forever changing photography as we once knew it.
 


I have been a photographer for 45 plus years and have enjoyed working with computers for 35 plus years. Those two fields have merged into today's photography. Never before have I had the total control over the complete creative process. Photoshop CC and LightRoom have new functions that extend that creativity even further.

 

If asked about my interests as a photographer, my answer would be multi-faceted, as can be discovered viewing the collection of images on my new web site - http://bobricketsonphoto.zenfolio.com/ and old web site - www.bobricketsonphoto.com.
 

Nature photography would top the list and mirror my love of the outdoors. Still life with an abundance of flowers, many of which I have grown in my gardens, would be a close second. Travel photography is next. It is always exciting exploring new areas, taking the road less traveled can lead to adventure.