I’m Digital Lady Syd aka Syd Johnson. I love taking pictures and processing them in Photoshop. I also do a bit of Painter in my work when I have the time. I now have two blogs: my Tidbits Blog which covers anything I feel like sharing in the Photoshop/Photography field; and a Fun Photoshop Blog, which has developed into instruction and resource based information. My main aim is to show everyone how flexible and fun Photoshop can be. I have been featured in newsletters by filter makers Topaz and Nik Software. Some of my Bahama images were published in the Fall 2012 edition of Marinalife magazine.
I began photography in earnest when my husband gave me a Pentax K1000 film camera in the 1980’s. I did not have a lot of time to learn it, but I totally enjoyed taking pictures on our vacations and of the kids as they grew up. I was introduced to Digital Photography in 1998 when I worked for an engineering firm that used project images for reports and marketing. We used a Sony Camera that saved images down onto a 3 1/2 disk but it was enough to get me hooked. I first learned Adobe Photo Deluxe which taught me the basics and then began using Photoshop at version 5.0. It has been fun to see how the program has changed and expanded over the years and how digital photography has grown. I now have the luxury of being able to take lots of pictures and work on my images.
See more about me at SydJohnson.com
My Flickr account is at Flickr.com/SydJohnson
Here I am with my husband, Glenn, on our sailboat.
Photography takes up a good portion of my time now. I also love to dabble in Astronomy, which I have always loved since I was 12 years old, and Sailing, which is a fairly new past time for me.