Friday, July 29, 2011

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual over at A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This post is not about Chocolate

This photo is not about chocolate, it is about light.  And shadow.  Composition.  Contrast.

There are so many ways to learn things, so many different paths to knowing.
I am thinking about my own path, where I am in my own learning, and taking strange shots like this one just for fun.
I've seen so many debates lately about the difference between professional photographers and amateurs who think they are professionals.  And I wonder how it is that anyone can expect to cross from amateur to professional in this kind of hostile climate.  I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really much matter.  Just keep shooting the work that you are drawn to and don't worry about what other people think. 
Usually in these rants the photographers are quite concerned that "photography is dead" and "no one appreciates a good photograph anymore" which I believe couldn't be farther from the truth.  So many people taking photographs means so many more people appreciating photographs, and looking critically at them.  This can only be good for the industry.  I see a renaissance in people who are genuinely excited about great photography.  How is this a bad thing?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I am:

(Photo of light.  The best part of summer, imo.  
So much light to photograph in this northern hemisphere.  
Totally off topic. grin. for 52photos.)

My word of the year is change.  It sounded good the time.  change.

Change means being vulnerable.  And I am feeling wide, wide open.  Like a hermit crab without a shell.

I keep hearing messages about taking giant leaps into the unknown and following your dreams.  Facing your fears head on, blah blah.

But I can't help wonder how you know if the grass is really greener on the other side.  How do you know if you want the change because everything sounds better than whatever it is you're doing right now?  I'm really sincere in this question.  If you have any thoughts, please share in the comments.  I am thinking of taking a giant leap but how do you know if it's really as great as imagined?