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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
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Saw this shop while waiting at a bus stop in Ravenna, Italy. They didn’t seem to have many customers.
Recently, I found an article, 11 Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures, published in The Huffington Post. The original article is from the Maptia Blog. While these words might not have an exact translation into one word in English, many of … Continue reading
I’ll admit it: I’m easily distracted by bright shiny objects. Sometimes they aren’t even bright. Or shiny. While looking for something else on my laptop this afternoon, I accidentally clicked on the Photo Booth application and immediately triggered a photo. … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, macro photographer extraordinaire, Mike Moats, started a new Facebook group titled “Let’s See Your Best Shot“. This forum works like many other weekly challenges throughout the internet: each week there is a subject listed and members … Continue reading
It isn’t often that I find a synergy between two different weekly photo challenges. I like to grab my camera and go on a hunt for the perfect photo, but when that isn’t possible — on days like today — … Continue reading
5 photographers. Plus 5 images. Answering 5 questions. I’m looking for 5 photographers to participate in a new series that I will be featuring here called 5+5 x 5. It’s simple: I will feature 5 photographers. I will share 5 … Continue reading
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. – George Cooper My mother, when she was less than 1/2 the … Continue reading
I discovered this technique on a Facebook macro forum I follow. I use “follow” generously, as I haven’t looked at this group in months. Serendipitously, I saw it in my feeds the other day and decided to take a look at … Continue reading
The old oak tree was still in its winter slumber on April 1. At least the snow was melted and there was some light–anything was better than the dismal gray that persisted throughout most of March. But, as far as … Continue reading