Greetings to all of you, as I launch my first blog. For those who don’t know me, I am a freelance garden photographer and writer (http://www.loughreyphoto.com) located in Portland, Oregon, in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My work has been published in many magazines, books, catalogs and paper products across North America and Europe.
I have stayed busy the past couple of years transitioning from film to digital photography, while simultaneously working on my new book, “Saratoga In Bloom” (published by Down East Books, May 2010). Meanwhile, social media has exploded. All of a sudden, I find myself standing amidst a complex cyber world filled with blogging, linking, networking, friending, texting, Facebook, and Twittering, and I’m trying to figure it all out. So this blog is a place to start.
The first signs of spring are already beginning to show here in Oregon. My hellebores are starting to bloom, and my daphne has developed fat buds just waiting to burst. While I’m putting the finishing touches on my new book, I am also trying to learn all I can about social networking and reaching out to new audiences. This is an exciting time for artists, as we have the potential for our creative efforts to literally be seen by a worldwide audience. It is a prospect I find at once daunting and exhilarating.
I hope you will stay tuned as I embark on this new journey.