Saint Louis Art Museum (30 Aug 2019)

Here are some photos from a brief visit to the Saint Louis Art Museum. These don’t do justice to everything the museum has to offer. You’ll find several photos of a staircase which are experiments with shutter speed and exposure.

These aren’t my best photos, but mostly snapshots of impressions. These are reduced to 1280 width from the original images If you’d like something in higher resolution let me know. I’ve provided captions with titles and artist names where possible. Enjoy.

Greg Johnson – Personal Update 201401

Personal Update 201401 | 31 January 2014 | Friday

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Greetings,

If we’re not already connected on Facebook, please visit my new Facebook page and click Like.

It’s been more than 15 years since I launched the ResourcesForLife.com website. During that time, I’ve used the site as a home for many organizations and initiatives. It’s also been my personal home on the Internet.

For about 12 years, the Small House Society grew and flourished on the RFL website – while using Yahoo Groups as a platform for community building, collaboration, and online discussion. Eventually it was clear that a free-standing website would better serve the small house moment. So, this summer I launched SmallHouseSociety.net and moved much of the SHS content to that site.

Over the past few years, I’ve setup independent websites for my other interests including photography, language learning, social justice, music, and consumer advocacy, as well as my consulting work in computer support, data recovery, and technology services.

This month I finally launched my own personal website, AboutGregJohnson.com.

Like other people, I have content and profile pages on and various websites and social networks. Those sites have their own focus, and are limited in how you can organize and present information. So, I created this new website as a single centralized hub for connecting to everything in my online and offline life.

Next month I’ll return to sharing about various area of my life.

Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.

~ Greg

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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began as a desire to share from my personal life about topics of faith, health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.

The Culture of Instant Photography

In the past, when the culture of photography nurtured a slower process, I would tag photos and organize them by album before posting them online. These days, most of my photography is instantaneously captured and shared in a live stream through FacebookFlickr, and Instagram.

Photography is one of the more difficult creative works to wrangle. Unlike pottery or painting, it’s possible with photography to create thousands of photos. In just one of my photo libraries, I have over 37,000 photos taken from 2004 to 2013.

High quality cameras in smart phones combined with social media integration has made it possible to deliver photography instantaneously. At such a fast pace, there is less time to consider how we might organize and make photography accessible in a meaningful way. This makes photo-centric websites underutilized. Software, such as ApertureiPhoto, or Lightroom can automatically organize photos by date, location, and even identify people with facial recognition, but automated tagging isn’t available yet.

When I’m using my Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR camera, I have several lenses to choose from, and the process of photography slows down. Like eating a meal slowly, there’s more mindfulness of the process and I’m more engaged in the experience.

About Greg Johnson – A Personal Website

Like other people, I have pages and user accounts on FacebookFlickrLinkedInTumblr,TwitterYouTube, and other websites.

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Yet, those sites have their own focus, and are limited in how you can organize and present information.

So, I created this website as a single, hub and focused location for everything else in my online life. I hope you enjoy it.