paulison.com was started several years ago as a place for me to play with creating web pages and for sharing family photos.
after each event, I'd rush home and post my photos on a web page and add humorous (questionable) comments. my favorite part, though was changing the home page to the site with new 'cover models', little play ads, games, etc.
soon, there were too many photos and too many web pages. I started taking more time with each photo in Photoshop to process them the way I felt they should appear. I also started enjoying blogging and started an Internet radio station.
after a while I started posting less of the photos I took. lightened up on the comedic editorials and let the photos say what they needed to say.
right now there are several destinations within the scope of 'paulison.com'. they are:
-paulison.com's galleries: these are where I put my favorite photos together as sets. simple galleries that I add to often.
-a thousand words photoblog: this is my pixelpost 'one-a-day' style blog. no talking, just a big photo and comments by viewers. I have several blogs I follow in this venue and I enjoy the comments from them, but I do not solicit comments for the sake of comments or popularity. I always appreciate thoughtful critique here and I'd like to see your site as well. I have recently been paying less attention to this blog and more on the next...
-neverwriteitdown photoblog: this started as a regular blog with small pictures and text. I enlarged the blog for big pictures and almost no text. the difference here is the neverwriteitdown blog at paulison.com is more personal. there are more people shots here than at a thousand words and also more fun stuff that I can't or don't want to post elsewhere. this is a wordpress site that lives at paulison.com. this was my first blog and named after one of my mother's favorite sayings when I was growing up.
-neverwriteitdown @ blogger: this is a blog I started as more of an experiment. I use photos and it is in a photoblog (large format) style, but I wanted to try spotlighting other photo sites, maybe a tip or two for photoshop and a bit of encouragement for picture posters out there who get snared in the rankings and comments nonsense. I kept the name for consistency. this is slow starting as I try to decide on a format. so many people want you to use your google id to leave comments, this is a good way for me to do that. I also use this offsite blog when something goes wrong with my paulison.com website.
as far as the photography goes, I use a nikon d90. my favorite (almost exclusive) lens is my 18-135mm zoom. when using my film camera since I was 18, a 135mm telephoto was my lens of choice. it's the perfect lens for portraits (keeps me close yet far enough away from people so they don't feel self-conscious) and for landscapes. I have other lenses, I just don't use them very often. I also use a Nikon SB600 flash both on and off the camera and usually with my Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud attached. I use Botero backgrounds and Benro Travel Angel carbon fiber tripod. I also use a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 prime lens that works great for portraits. It's crisp and teh depth of field choices are nice to have.
and for post-processing I have adobe creative suite cs4 master edition, lightroom 2.6 and photomatix pro 3. with all that, one would think my photos would be way better! I belong to the national association of photoshop professionals(napp) and one day hope to be president of the united states and end war, hunger and further mention of brittany spears in the tabloids.
if you do pay me a visit, please leave me a note in my guestbook or send me an email. let me know if you have a site that I can visit.
if you're still reading this, you need a hobby. it was long and kind of boring. even I stopped reading after the third sentence.