Safety and the solo photographer.
Recently I almost lost my dad. Nearly half-orphaned I was. Me. At close to 50. No matter what your age, if you get along at all with your 'rents, losing them is traumatic and I've been spoiled by very healthy ones so this disaster really made me mental. Not to mention I'm really far away now... Continue Reading →
It's as much a part of being a photographer as clicking the shutter - the ebb. Maybe not exactly an ebb, but a slack tide kind of time. The time between the rushing. When things are still. Calm. I used to resent my 'photographic funks', but now I sort of relish them. I think it... Continue Reading →
Recently I participated in a discussion that stemmed from a person wondering about the composition of a very famous photo by a very famous photographer; Henri Cartier-Bresson. Specifically the person wanted to understand why this image is composed so amazingly well. It got me to thinking about photography and the importance of concentration in the... Continue Reading →
So I’ve been taking a lot of pictures lately. Every week for the past couple of years pretty much. Lately I’ve seen an improvement in my work and it’s gratifying. Not that I’m trying to toot my own horn or anything so arrogant, it’s just something I’ve noticed. Pretty much at the same time I’ve... Continue Reading →
I have a cold. And when I have a cold I get cranky. Inspired by a silly blog post about the 10 things someone hates about photography (and it was a stretch...color management? really? You hate color management? You need a life, buddy.) I decided to do 10 things I love about photography. It feeds... Continue Reading →
Finally we've decided on where we're going on vacation in May. We've booked the airline flights and have a general idea of where we'll go when we land. Unfortunately it's only one week, but we've had great vacations before with only a week. So, where are we off to? Eastern Sierras! Mono Lake! Mountains...desert...wide open... Continue Reading →
You know that old saying, hindsight is 20/20? Some days it smacks me right in the head. The other day after a lovely few hours in the woods I thought to myself that I should have been a forester or something. Hubby comes back to say that it doesn't pay much. In money, no it... Continue Reading →