Almost everyone in the civilized world is an amateur photographer. Great photography has come from almost all walks of life, and not all of the best pieces have come from professionals--some of the greatest photographers on the planet don't get paid for their work. Still, for most of the time since cameras have been around, the majority of great photographs have come from professionals; in large part, only professionals could afford the high-end equipment necessary to handle many situations; only professionals could afford to refine their art with the constant cost of practice--for film and development never have been a cheap enterprise. With the advent of the digital camera, photography has finally become an open source of creative fulfillment even for the non-professional. Amateur photographers need not worry about the cost of learning their art once they have purchased a single, quality digital camera.
Birds and Other Denizens of the Outer Banks
Posted on Oct 9, 2021 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2021
Photos of birds, dolphins and sites in the Outer Banks.
outer banks, north carolina, nc, birds, dolphins
Good Memories from the Badlands
Posted on May 31, 2021 | Last Updated Jun 1, 2021
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
killdeer, medora, badlands, north dakota, photos, animals, landscape
Pictures of a Minstrel-at-Arms
Posted on Nov 10, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2015
A short profile of Barry Childs-Helton from a fan.
barry childs-helton, filk, album, wild mercy, the summers behind you
Posted on Jun 7, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 7, 2015
Photos of Christian Pugh, who graduated in June 2015.
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 | Last Updated Aug 26, 2014
Photos of the Leopard Frog in Ohio.
leopard frog, amphibian, ohio
Moments with Ethan
Posted on Jun 2, 2014 | Last Updated Jun 2, 2014
Photos of my son Ethan Olson over the last few years.
ethan olson, photos
Colorful Insect Photos
Posted on Jul 30, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2013
Some colorful insect photos.
Posted on Jul 30, 2012 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2012
Photos of ambush bugs.
ambush bug, insect, predator
Creatures in 2011
Posted on Dec 5, 2011 | Last Updated Dec 5, 2011
Photos of various creatures I took in 2011, including the Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle, flies, a dragonfly and the Blanchard's Cricket Frog.
insects, animals, frog, wildlife, photos, blanchard's cricket frog, dragonfly
Images of Wild Things
Posted on Dec 5, 2011 | Last Updated Jul 29, 2013
A series of photos of wild creatures.