Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. Alan Cohen What do you think of when you read the word “reflection”? An image in a mirror? The bouncing back of light, heat or sound? Thinking over a past action or behaviour? Modern mirrors … Continue reading Reflections
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach Can the same be said about professional photographers? They were amateurs who just didn’t quit? One of the most welcome outcomes of this blogging assignment has been the discovery of so many amazing photographers all over the world and their incredible photos. Every day my Instagram feed … Continue reading You’re a Professional What … ?
“Time does not pass, it continues” ― Marty Rubin Remember your last vacation? Remember feeling as though it would never get here? And then when it did, it was over before you knew it. Personally, I always find that pre-vacation excitement is tempered with a slight dread that the days are just picking up speed … Continue reading Time Ticking
It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike. Thomas Browne The desire to create a record of someone’s face is as old as time. For centuries, people have used death masks to memorialize a person. In ancient Eygpt, a sculpted mask was placed on the … Continue reading Faces – Why & How – 10 Ideas
The best camera is the one you have with you. Chase Jarvis Or to put a totally different slant on a deep meaningful quote …. “Each of us views life through a different lens. What we think is colored by the baggage we carry, and what we think is what we live.” ― Laurie Buchanan, PhD … Continue reading I wish I had my …
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt Motion. Movement. Activity. Flow. So many ways to describe it, so many ways to capture it. One of the features on any new camera is shutter speed: the ability … Continue reading Will you hold still …??!!
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order. Theodor Adorno A quick Google search of the phrase “bring order to chaos” yields many, many results. Books, articles, self-help guides, 12-step programs and other similar resources offer the promise of order, organization and efficiency. Nowhere is there a mention of embracing said chaos. … Continue reading Chaos?
You can observe a lot by just watching. Yogi Berra People-watching. The art of sitting alone in a crowded space and observing those around you. Are you being creepy or just human? How many of us have not indulged in this pastime at least once in our lifetime. Now add your camera. A lot of … Continue reading I see you
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. -- Abigail Adams Armed with my newly purchased Nikon 5500 DSLR, I made my way home that day very gingerly. I didn’t allow anyone too close to me on the subway and carefully made my way through doors lest the bag with … Continue reading Back to School!
“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ― Meister Eckhart I say it began on a sultry night last August. Like many Canadians, I was gathered around a screen watching the CBC broadcast the magnificent final show of the Tragically Hip in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Standing … Continue reading Beginnings …