Sharing a passion…

A shout out to the New Possibilities Youth Program of Edmundite Missions, Selma Alabama. New Possibilities seeks to expose young people to new experiences that would not typically part of the usual academic program. This summer’s experiences will include lacrosse, ballet, photography and cooking to name a few. I was asked to speak about my passion for photography and ways to improve your images as a kick-off to the Program’s photography section. We used Zoom and simulcast to classes in Selma, Mosses and Vredenburgh Alabama. With the help of a small exhibit of my work on-site and a couple of slideshows and powerpoint, we looked at a lot of images and talked about taking control as a photographer and not simply clicking when everyone else does; understanding what your subject is and looking for ways to enhance it through looking at light, background, color and more, as well as ways to avoid distracting the viewer as you frame your image. And as we learned, a lot of this comes down to simply moving your feet to get to the best position for your image. They’re off to shoot for the rest of the week and will be submitting their best images next week for review. Thanks again for the opportunity to speak!

New Possibilities youth Program, Edmundite Missions, Selma, AL

Currents Magazine

Summer 2013 Edition of Grand Circle’s Currents Magazine
Its been a busy summer, partially reflected by the lack of posts.

In the meantime until I catch up, Grand Circle Travel has recently published my article and photographs on travel photography in the Summer Edition of their “Currents” Magazine. The article is entitled “The Three “P’s” of Travel Photography; Tips to make your memories even more beautiful”. I wrote the article coming back on the plane from Munich last summer after observing (and sometimes assisting) fellow travelers with their photography challenges on a 10 day European cruise. And yes, someone really did drop their camera overboard on the last day with all of their images on one card in the camera and no backup……

Great Exhibit through January 27th at the Metropolitan Museum

For those of you in the NYC area, I can recommend “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The exhibit is comprised of approximately 200 photographs from the 1840’s through the 1990’s that have been manipulated in some manner. It’s quite an extensive exhibit running through several exhibit rooms.  There is also a separate smaller exhibit of images manipulated during the digital age which can be found directly across from the entrance to the main exhibit.   More information can be found by clicking HERE.

For those of you that can’t make the Exhibit, there is a free App that can be found by clicking HERE called “Faking it” by The Metropolitan Museum of Art that presents some of the images from the exhibit.

The Museum has also published an extensive book containing the images from the exhibit and the history behind them entitled “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” and that can be found by clicking HERE.