Photography as a Tool to Support Creative Process

My intent is to use photography as a tool to further my artistic practice. I collect images of natural textures. Interesting natural objects. Wildlife. Places. Decay. Elements that I want to explore. I habitually carry my camera with me. I started this practice as an Electronic Imaging BFA student, building a catalog of digital photography images to work with in Adobe Photoshop. My work with Photoshop dropped off, but not the practice of collecting imagery. My skills with the camera have matured and now many of the images stand on their own merits.