Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I wanted to post to all a Merry Christmas to all that stumble upon this post. This holiday for me has been one that I have always looked forward to. Not because of the presents but because of the sprit of the holiday. This is a time for peace, hope and a time of renewal in the people of the world. I am drawn in by the song of the season and the lights that burn in the night. This season draws me towards family and friends and the joy I find in their company.

This year I have needed this season more then ever. Like many others life grows complicated and the pressures of it all sometimes crushes me. I have reached my 45th birthday this year and I am feeling a little shy of hopes and dreams achieved. I have worked hard on my photography but still have a long road to walk. My job title has changed a few times in the past 5 years and my compensation had declined. The job skills I have do not fit the typical careers that are out there. Although I can’t prove it, I do believe that the older you get the less your looked upon to fill empty positions out there. This has been a tough year and I have made it through and as it drawn to the next I pray for the strength to build on what I have done. To push myself in skill and vision as well as the knowledge directly and indirectly related to my photography.

So tonight may you find your sprit that brings you joy of the season, love to your family and the drive to be the best that you can be. Merry Christmas to all people of all faiths, friends and foes a like. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Monday, December 24, 2012

To Blog or Not

In the process of this photographic journey one item I had been struggling whether to continue to blog or not. To me the blog is a great way to communicate processes, lessons learned and photographs taken. As good as all that, blogs are time consuming and require the author to manage his or her time in order to post often and retain readers. For me my time management skills are not my strong suite, just ask the two readers and my wife. But the journey I am on to be a better photographer will only benefit by writing about it. To journal my success and failures and in doing so hopeful getting feed back from the readers.

So this is what I plan to do. My goal is to post once a week. Right now I am working ahead on posts so that I am not scrambling to put something up that is not very good. I am also thinking about the subjects I want to cover. For me I am drawn to process of photography, Film, Elements of design in photography the myriad of resources that I find interesting. Hopefully by the end of next year I have at least done 52 post and have 5 or more readers. Including me.

Until my next post on the first week of January, I hope all of you have a great and safe holiday.