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29/365 Grave Digger the Legend

I have been blogging for 8 years, and shooting pictures for even longer. Almost two years ago I got serious and transitioned from advanced point-and-shoots to a DSLR. At that time I realized I needed to look at my technique, and photography all together, from a new perspective.

This blog is to comment on photography itself, including my own work, work of other artists I’d admire, tutorials, current trends, controversial subjects, and just cool photo related stuff I find.

If my blog does anything, I hope it inspires you to shoot more and shoot all the time. The name of the blog nevercap means don’t ever cap your lens. Never think “I’m done”. You’re never done shooting. You’re never done developing as an artist.

Self PortraitAnd now a little about me; I’m an amateur. Actually, I have a bit to say about amateur vs pro vs Uncle Bob in another post. But for now, sure, I’ll self-identify as an amateur. Actually to get specific, I call myself an advanced hobbyist.  The point is that I want to grow and evolve, and I hope you do too, no matter what level you’re at.

I love visiting the Photography section on Reddit.com. If I see something there that is really awesome or helpful, I’ll link it here, but I really recommend everyone of every skill set pop on there and check it out to see what they have to offer.

A little about you; I’m thinking you’re a probably an amateur shooter as well, or if you’re a pro, and you’re not disgusted with the naive presumptions I’m spewing, I’m honored. I hope that I have something valid to bring to the table. If you have something to say, please let me know, I’d love to include your insight and experience here as well.

No matter your skill set, experience or cost-per-shoot, I’d love to see your stuff. Shoot me a link. Add me as a contact on Flickr. Add relevant links in the comments section, send me an email. I’d love to see what you’re working on.

You’ll see that I can get long-winded. I talk a lot. And I made this blog to talk about photos. But primarily this’ll be a visual blog. I’ll post lots of pics and links.

Finally, a note on reading this blog. I’m a busy guy, a father, and I’ve got two other blogs going on. I will be tweeting links, taking pictures, and reading a lot, but subscribe to my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, or join our Facebook page to keep up. Some days I may only have a link to share on Twitter. If you’re not a twitter-er, you can see my latest tweet on the side bar and see what I had to say.

I’m glad you’re here. I hope I didn’t make you roll your eyes and close this tab, but I also really hope you’re not passing this link around on reddit with the header “look at this dumbass”

Actually, I’ll say this now, “nevercap” is hyperbole. I fully recommend you take the utmost care of your equipment, including putting your lens cap on when you’re packing your gear. The last thing I want is to receive complaints of scratched lenses because someone took me literally and didn’t take care of their gear. Nevercap-ping is a mindset. Please use appropriate care in handling your lenses. Actually, there is an opposite – maybe my blog could have helped this guy.

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