My name is Stavros Markopoulos. I'm a photography enthusiast living on the island of Crete, in Greece. I've studied Computer Science and work as a Software Developer in the Telecommunications sector, but I've recently discovered a passion for photography. I'm especially fond of nature macrophotography, which was the reason I took up photography in the first place. In that sense, I'm blessed to live on an island with rich fauna and flora, including some endemic species, that gives me plenty of interesting subjects to work with.
I don't claim to be an expert, in fact I'm nowhere near it and have a long way to go... I'm constantly striving to make a better photographer out of me, learning new techniques, studying, experimenting. This blog will serve as a documentation of my efforts and hopefully as a testament to the improvement of my photography skills. I'm open to creative criticism as I owe much of my progress over the last couple of years to a handful of more experienced photographers that have offered advice and help.