I have shared with you all how much I have come to enjoy journaling. I haven’t always maintained a journaling practice, but a few years ago, I started regularly writing. I think one of the things that helped me turn this into a regular practice is that I begin my morning with three questions. One of the questions is to list at least three things I am grateful about. (I have written a little bit about this HERE if you are interested.) Read More
I have been posting a series of blog posts sharing tips and studies of design, light,… you know, those fundamental subjects that you will always be learning and relearning. I decided everyone might benefit from a study (or refresher) in composition. It seems like everyone is taking photos in some form these days, so why not know the “rules”.
Last month we reviewed Symmetry and in May we discussed the Rule of Thirds. (If you missed them, the posts are Featured below.) Did you have an opportunity to take the Rule of Thirds or Symmetry skills out on a test drive - or photo shoot as the case may be? Are you ready to try another composition? Well, how about exploring how to use foreground elements to add interest, depth, and/or lead the eye into your composition? Read More
I have been planning a series of blog posts to share studies of design, light,… you know, those fundamental subjects that you will always be learning and relearning. Each month I post something else in their place because I am never sure if this would be something a reader would enjoy... Well, this month, I decided everyone might benefit from a study (or refresher) in composition. It seems like everyone is taking photos in some form these days, so why not know the “rules”. Read More
In the January 2017 Newsletter, I mentioned that the word I intended to focus on for the next 12 months was Gratitude.
I begin each morning with my journal, and in 2017 I started the day by listing three things that filled me with gratitude. Some mornings my gratitude included things as simple as my morning coffee, a comfortable bed to rest and renew my body, the luxury of warm running water that I didn't have to haul or heat for my shower... And other gratitudes included much more complex or personal focus. I have to say it was (and is) a great way to start my day and has become a habit I hope to continue for years to come. I found the whole experience of focusing on Gratitude Read More