Photographer 2.0

I’m going to try to make this real simple. When I began to deal with my fifth mid-life crisis and reconnect with my photography I was being swept along with all the bells and whistles of the digital world, PS actions etc. After swerving in and out of this traffic for a while I careened into some barricades of sanity and I was once again confronted with not listening to my inner voice a little more closely. So, brace up for some reality, feel free to take the grain of salt as needed. Everyone wants the gear. The camera is … Continue reading Photographer 2.0

Who has the best filters on the iOS platform?

The answer is highly subjective and will depend on who is doing the evaluating. It is also doubtful that anyone has tested all of the offerings available in the app store. In a way it’s a moot point because infinite variety is not what we need. What we need/want is to find something that suits our style and vision. About all any of us can do is to offer some speculation on the more popular offerings and hope we can shorten the search. Before I completely stick my foot in my mouth I should warn you that “some” people do … Continue reading Who has the best filters on the iOS platform?

Five easy “photographic” bits

1. …what does your photography mean. Does that picture have a life outside of the fact that you managed another competent photo. Focus, check – Exposure, check – composition… etc. if you see my point. Is the picture part of a larger story? … 2. …it has never been about the tools. It has always been about the workman. The combination making up what we call the “old masters” is part skill with an intangible sense that enables them to see what others do not see and create what others cannot imagine. 3. Create – Present – Share …have a … Continue reading Five easy “photographic” bits

Social media versus Eggs and Salsa

Now Trending on Random Dirt So you won’t have to skip to the end, here’s the answer. Eggs and Salsa, winner, hands down. With corn muffin sausage rolls, potato hash and always rounded off with bacon wrapped fruit and strong black coffee. Oh and toast, made with real bread not this toy bread they sell pre-sliced in plastic bags. The years was 2007 – Twitter was and is like walking through the desert alone, throwing rocks at the cactus. . It was a bleak winter, social media was just being discovered by all the opportunists who love math. The real … Continue reading Social media versus Eggs and Salsa

Issue of One

Someone I follow online recently deleted the major share of their social media accounts and as one might expect it was received with mixed reviews. They listed several reasons for the change in focus. None of these reasons were particularly strange; simply a desire to move on; move closer to their goals. We have all had our outing with this new thing called social media and it’s standing as the new kid on the block. It seems to work for some, others not so much. In the realm of social convention, this thing called social media is VERY new. A … Continue reading Issue of One

Sorry, It’s Not Passion

Passion, a word often heard on the internet these days associated with the how what and when of your life and purpose. I know what they mean; which is the notion that you have to have some hearty interest in what you are doing but I am going to tell you that it is not the be all ingredient to your success. Sorry, it’s not passion. You may feel passion from time to time but our emotions are fickle and when passion runs out you need something else. What you call it is of no matter; call it a gift … Continue reading Sorry, It’s Not Passion