Since its invention, photography has profoundly shaped the world we live in.

It has allowed us to see parts of the world we never would have been able to see before. It has recorded important historical events – and served to influence public opinion and political direction. It has helped us remain connected to loved ones that we couldn’t be near, and remember those who have passed.

Now more people than ever are taking photos and sharing them not just with their friends and families, but with the entire world. This new “connected photography” is a dramatic shift in the way we create and consume photos.

Even as video has become so prevalent with the rise of video-capable cameras and smartphones, still photography remains deeply important. A good photo can be memorable, lasting, and iconic.

I’m Jim Rhoades, an iOS app developer and hobbyist photographer, and this is my personal photo blog. I strive to take memorable photos and work to improve myself as a photographer.

Some of my photos are available in high resolution on Unsplash, free to use in whatever way you want.

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