I view photography as a tool to help me accomplish two main goals.
My primary goal is to raise awareness about the challenging issues related to nature in our modern technology-focused society.
Research data tells us that people value nature and our natural resources less today than any previous time in history.
I suspect this is because many people are being insulated from nature as part of their everyday life routines.
My secondary goal is to inspire people to connect with nature and get involved in their local communities. I believe that people protect what they love. If we can help people understand the issues, then many of the right actions will be taken because the vast majority of people care about things that matter to them. It has been scientifically proven that when people spend time outside, their health improves and their sense of wellbeing is better too.
If we can get people connected to nature in a positive and meaningful way in our over-busy technology-centric world, I believe that we have a better chance of protecting and conserving our natural resources for ourselves and future generations.
My passion areas include trees, flowers, and vast landscapes in national parks. There is no world for humans without trees, flowers, and habitats for wildlife. Trees, flowers, and wildlife are more critical to humanity's long-term survival than most people realize. In the section below, I share some key reasons why flowers are important and nice to have in our personal living spaces.
WHY ARE FLOWERS IMPORTANT?
What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?
There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet. Some are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance. DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format & Ultra Large Format Photographer. I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.
He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.
If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman
The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager.
I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France
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