First, we want to thank the hundreds of people who have subscribed to the Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography in the few days since its lunch. It is a testament to the wonderful photographers who contributed their work to the first issue on faith and to the many people who love to photograph in the region. We hope it will continue to grow and be a useful resource for years to come.

It is finally warming up so the early spring wildflowers are starting to make an appearance. Check out the article by Jerry Whaley on photographing wild flowers and the article by Roger Trentham on where to find them in Greenbrier. You can use some of the equipment and techniques mentioned in the macro article to make your own wall art.

Going forward, we want to provide the information you need to successfully photograph Southern Appalachia. We would like to hear from you what you are interested in. Please comment on what topic you would like for us to cover in the future. Anything from capture to processing and from weather to ecology is fair game. Also, if you have a topic you are knowledgeable in and would like to share an article with the readers, contact the editor. We plan to do full articles in the magazine but also shorter guest blog posts will be considered for the website.