Showing posts from October, 2010

Some of life's little lessons

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."                                                                                     –  Ralph Waldo Emerson I've come to a quiet place in my new career. I left the newspaper industry in July to spread my wings as a freelance photographer. I was fortunate to have several assignments and plans in the ensuing weeks. I've shot a few weddings, worked with a team of school photographers, done a few head shots a few advertising shots and now... life has gotten quiet. Time to take a look at some of the images I've taken to see how they can be improved and select some favorites for a new portfolio.  I've been fortunate to have learned some new techniques for enhancing existing photos.  Like making panoramas.... and making already dramatic skies pop..... This world is filled with great teachers who are willing to share their expertise. I've learned so much from joining

Always Important To Remain Teachable

Share your knowledge.   It is a way to achieve immortality.                          Dalai Lama "Less is more"                        Originally by poet, Robert Browning;                         more currently by photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. I am still reeling from a five day landscape photography workshop led by one of my favorite photographers, Robert Rodriguez, Jr. I’ve yearned to capture just one image as spectacular as his ever since I saw him speak at my camera club two years ago. His images just speak to me…they make me feel all kinds of emotions and totally captivate me. So, when I saw that he was leading a workshop in the Fall at Acadia National Park, a place very high on my list of places to visit, I immediately signed up.   The workshop met all of my expectations and more. The only down side is that I am currently very dissatisfied with my own photos. The images I used to show proudly suddenly seem cluttered and “not good enough.”   I hope this is a