Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Saturdays

Its kinda off and on rainy today. On the whole, rain doesn't bother me. I just need to find the right activity to match the "gloom". I finally bought Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" today and needed do the laundry and needed to make some hot chocolate and needed to eat an orange. Turns out, its what I've been missing.

This album is simply fantastic. Killer lows, impeccable vocals, gorgeous piano melodies. Its my perfect blend. Thanks, Thom.

Ive been spending most of my less than incredible sum of creative writing tapping out educational blogs for work, hence the lack of recent publishing here. The goal is to cover as many variant styles of photography in as much detail as i can, without making each post overbearing to beginners. Its a fine line. =]

I attended the FlashBusTour this past Tuesday. We almost never have big name photographers come through Indy to present amazing seminars. This was a treat. Joe McNally and David Hobby presented an entire day of stories, business tips, experiences and education. It was a great to sit with like-minded fellows and listen to the rants and ramblings from two of the great proponents of educating a new generation of photographers. A huge THANK YOU to these great individuals and all the sponsors that made the event happen.

One point in particular that Joe McNally spoke about has really stuck with me. "The pictures you make are your responsibility." All too often, we create imagery for clients, friends, family, etc. without realizing the impact these images really have on others. My grandfather recently passed away and for the showing each family (my mother is the oldest of nine children) was requested to gather pictures of the grandparents with each respective family. My sister and i went through many albums and boxes of old photographs to find a representative collection. During this process, i really felt the significance these images have for the present and future generations. All too often, photographers look upon pictures with such a critical eye. Exposure, composition, focus, blah blah blah, the greatest images are about a moment of quality not an ideal of perfection.

This past Saturday was my nephews 3rd bday celebration. The family and friends gathered to share each others time and love and appreciate this little dude. I couldn't even begin to describe how much these kids mean to me. I'm so thankful to have them in my life.

Its still pretty glum outside, but my soul is shining bright.