First Blog EVER!!!

June 14, 2012  •  1 Comment

So this is a monumental occasion....I'm "OFFICIALLY" blogging.  I suppose that I'll write a little about myself for this first post and who knows where I'll go from here.

So, obviously, my name is Doug Logan, otherwise, I've stolen someone else's identity and am posing as a photographer.  Naw, really, I'm Doug.  I was born and raised in Oxford, NC and am happy to have found gainful employment so I could stay home and enjoy small-town living at its best!  I graduated high school from J.F. Webb in 19...... (oh, you thought I was gonna spell that out?)  I'm still celebrating my 29th birthday, many, MANY years later.  I figure age is a perspective of the mind...and my mind is still young and enjoying life...the body....well, that's another story....

My full-time career (the one that actually puts supper on the table) is in Emergency Services.  I've been in and around firefighting and Emergency Medical Services for about ......HAHA!!!  You thought I was gonna tell you how long I've been around...NOT!  Let's say I've been doing it long enough to have seen a time when no cell phones existed and we didn't wear latex gloves on the ambulance.  For several years now, I've been the Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Marshal for Granville County, NC...so many years that retirement is actually in my sights.  And the possibility of retirement got me to thinking....what am I going to do when that day comes?  I'll be WAYYYY too young to not do anything.... (yeah, I know what you're thinking, but I started working when I was really young.. :-)  Enter photography............

All my life, I've enjoyed taking pictures.  As I looked back at pictures of myself as a young buck, I noticed that I always had a camera of some sort hanging around my neck.  I guess I had the gift of composition long ago.  I went through several point and shoot film cameras, instamatics, and Polaroids through the years and with the digital age, I finally got a semi-professional (I think they call it a prosumer now) camera and started teaching myself how to make it capture what I saw with my eyes.  After I figured it out, I realized that this could be more than just a hobby...it was a passion and could become a business.

In the year 2010, I formed Doug Logan Photography as an official business and began selling prints of my work.  The first actual sale actually went to a really great and sweet friend as a gift and I must admit, it was quite humbling to know that my artwork would forever be hanging in view of someone who actually admired it besides me!!!  This is the first photo print that I sold:

The Dawning at Sunset From then on, sales have been up and down, but I am humbled and honored each time someone purchases a print!!  It really feels like I'm selling my child each time.

Well, I guess as far as blogs go, this is probably too long, but it's my first so I reckon it needs to be a little longer than the rest.  I'll try to keep this updated as often as possible.  From time to time, I'll post a photo and tell its story.  If you're interested, all of my work is for sale, and I'm available for commissioned work as well.  Thanks for taking the time to read along.  Please drop me a note and let me know what you're thinking.  I look forward to hearing from you and hope you see something you like and would want to own!!

Doug


Comments

1.Jackie Smith(non-registered)
!!!!!! Woooo Hoooooo Doug this is great. What a wonderful start to journal-ing along side of your beautiful work. I've always thought you had a great way with words ever since I met you on Flickr several years ago. Your comments to everyone else is and has always been nothing but supportive and encouraging. Now's the time to "talk up" your work as well. Congrats on the opening of this blog. I look forward to following along!
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