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I Need To Take More Showers

I need to take more showers. Well, not because I’m stinky or anything, but because I get some of my best ideas for images when I’m in the shower. After many, many years of taking showers the process has become a bit automatic. Start at my head end at my feet and hit all the bits in between. It’s a bit like breathing, I don’t have to think about it most of the time. Because I don’t have to think about what I’m doing, my mind shifts in neutral. This… Read more I Need To Take More Showers

I have never talked so much in my life!

Sunday, in the Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg, VA I talked for a little over six hours! I set up a series of seminars, six total, about different photography related subjects. The plan: start at 10 am end at 4 pm, each seminar would be 45 minutes (including questions and answers) with a 15 minute break. It sounded pretty good. I got started on time and one seminar run into another. At 1pm or so, I really don’t remember, I did take a short break, maybe 10 minutes, to have… Read more I have never talked so much in my life!

Misinformation

I read about photography, a lot. I can read a book or magazine about photography or photo processing from cover to cover with no problem. With most any other genre of books I tend to get bored and put them down half way through, never to open them again. Books by Stephen King have been the notable exception. While I was leafing through a magazine yesterday, I came across an article about photography so I skimmed through it. It had some good information in it until I got to one line.… Read more Misinformation

Chasing Rabbits

Have you ever tried to catch a rabbit? It’s not easy, even in an enclosed space. Now how about catching one of several rabbits in that same space? Not very easy or next to impossible? That’s the way I feel when I read someone saying that I should choose a photographic speciality. How can I eliminate so many different subjects in favor of only a few or even one. Every now and then, in the course of a conversation of what we like to photograph, someone in the group will… Read more Chasing Rabbits

Adobe Create Now World Tour

Tuesday morning I was in Silver Spring , Maryland for the Create Now World Tour. This was a free event hosted by Adobe to promote the Creative Cloud. I like going to events like this especially when they are free. There are only two stops in the U.S. left on the tour for this year, New York and Seattle (both still have space available). If you are in the UK there are two stops scheduled for Edinburgh (space still available) and Bristol (sold out). Terry White, Paul Trani and David… Read more Adobe Create Now World Tour

A Studio

For some time now I have wanted to have a studio. I didn’t always want one for several reasons. Over the past couple of years I have been thinking about having a studio more and more. Back when I was working as a photographer’s assistant one photographer gave me a pretty solid piece of advice: “When you have a studio, the tail starts to wag the dog.” Meaning, as he explained, you might end up taking every job, even ones you hate, just to pay the rent. Taking every job that… Read more A Studio