Right there on my calendar, yep, third Monday of every month – Post on Blog!
And every month for two years now I’ve just blown on by it.
I’ve thought about it from time to time, even had some good topics, even bought a book about Blogging for Photographers – but, no, never time, and really, I’d say, I need to get the new website up before I post anything anyway, and on and on.
Oh my. So here I am , hoping that some of you will relate, that I am not the only one with this kind of crazy life.
So a new website, a new start on the blog, off I go.
Let’s just hope it’s not another two years before I get it together again…
Had a blast with the gals in my Women’s Photography 101 Workshop in Long Beach WA – some feedback from participant Karen:
Rebecca ~ thank you for such a wonderful class this past weekend. I feel that I have a good grasp on what my camera can do now and am ready to tackle it. You solved many a mystery for me and given me the confidence to shoot better, learn more, and to kick it up a notch 🙂
It was a most informative and wonderful time away for me.
Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop. I appreciated your attention to detail, your carefully thought-out lesson plans and hand-outs, and the balance between classroom instruction and shooting. (more…)
I’m getting so stoked about my beginning photographer’s workshop coming up Oct 19 – 21 2012 through Newspace Center for Photography. For women only – in beautiful Long Beach WA. Some class time, lotsa shooting, and fun! There’s still room if you are interested… (more…)
Ansel Adams is quoted as saying ‘The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance.’
Indeed, it’s been pretty safe to take pictures, post the ones I like.
But to print them, hang them in a shop, and invite peers, friends, general public to see them (with price tags on them!) seemed like taking my heart out of my chest and presenting it to the world – and saying – hey – waddya think?
Luckily, the world was kind. I had HUGE support from everyone, a great turnout at the show, even sold THREE pieces and lots of cards – oh my. Felt the love!
Thanks to all!
It seemed like such a great idea.
My gf Annie and I have started doing portrait and event photography together – she l’artiste, me the geek. She had the great hats and flair, I had the lights and lenses. Our target market – women like ourselves, wanting to have some fun, doll up, look great, have some great photos taken for friends, family and posterity. (more…)
In the spring of 2011, my husband and I took a 5 week trip to SE Asia. Now some women agonize over what clothes and jewelry to take. I, on the other hand, agonize over what technology to take! Specifically, which camera, what computer, and what about our phones? (more…)
On return from our trip, I discovered that, although it had been unplugged the whole time we were gone, the motherboard on my heretofore perfectly functioning main laptop was effectively toasted. Of course, it was 4 months out of warrantee. (more…)
I was so thrilled to see in this week’s Oregonian that one of my students, Debi Bradway, was a winner in their Travel Photography Contest!
Debi and I had worked together for the first time just before she left on a trip to SE Asia where she captured her winning shot. Of course, it’s debatable how much my instruction had to do with it as she is a remarkable artist to begin with, but she had just bought her first DSLR and had no idea how to do much more than turn it on when we started our session, so I feel like there is at least a little piece of me in that shot!
What an amazing trip we had!
It started with my son Brit going to Bangkok to teach English, and, of course, I had to go see him! That little visit morphed into a month long trip touring Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam. I’m in the process of processing the photos and videos into something digestible – but here are a few to whet your appetite! (more…)
Very mixed feelings about taking down this fir in front of our house. After all, it was here first, before some dummy planted the house so close to it that its roots would buckle the garage floor, its needles rot the cedar roof, clog the gutters, find their way into the house sneaking a ride on errant shoes. Not the tree’s fault. (more…)