Talent, Tweets and Towels (to clean up the pee)

March 10, 2012  •  2 Comments

Thanks to Zenfolio, I now have a new photo blog! 

I've just come off a week of complete photography immersion at the GPP 2012 Photo Conference. I've learned so so so so much... in fact multiply those "so's" by like 1000. Maybe 10,000. That's how much I learned. And not only did I get smarter about photography, but I also met a ton of new people and hopefully some new friends and potential collaborators. I don't know why I haven't been camped out on the doorstep of Gulf Photo Plus before now, but I may forward my mail starting today. If you are a photographer in the ME, I strongly advise you to check out this conference next year, or sooner at the Photo Weekend in November. 

Photographers I was lucky enough to work with and/or hear speak:

Zack Arias

Steve Simon

David Hobby

Martin Prihoda

Bobbi Lane

Joe McNally 

David Burnett

Drew Gurian 

Michael Cali

They all have webpages/blogs/twitter of some sort so look them up, and you'll see why I am on a high from being around such talented people.  I can't wait to get out there and take some more shots. 

So, I've started blogs before and have been pretty weak about keeping up!  Hopefully this time I'll do better.  I just hate making up the title.  Why can't it just be like Microsoft Word and default to the first twenty letters of text?!  Someday when I'm a super famous blogger, i.e. more than 2 readers (my mom and my husband), I'll have a title contest each week. Then someone else can come up with it.

Alas, David Hobby, extremely talented photographer and blogger, (Strobist & HoCo360) says photographers need a blog and twitter.  So the blog is started!  As for the tweeting... I'll open a new account, since the one I had and used for 40 seconds in 2008 is password protected from even me at this point (aka I have forgotten the password and email I used to set it up), but can my life really handle ANOTHER channel of communication?  Time will tell...if my children come home with a family drawing and it's only the top of my head, I'll be a bit embarrassed. And I'll tell them to call David Hobby to inform him that Mommy is permanently lit with a soft LCD glow from underneath, thanks to his advice!  Also, Saluki Sam is not impressed. He hasn't seen me for a week and he keeps trying to put his two cents in on the keyboard with his mile long claw.  Or maybe he just needs to pee. Not sure. 

So... amazing week at GPP, look for my rank amateur tweets coming soon, and hopefully I won't suck at updating the blog frequently.  (Edited to add:  Saluki Sam definitely needed to pee... strike one for blogging instead of letting the dog out).

 

P.S. This is Sam the rescue Saluki.  I was gone so much last week at GPP 2012, he thought I was never coming home, thereby no longer needing footwear from my closet. That's why he ate my flip flops. 

To read other postings, please click http://goo.gl/2BZ0O or to browse my photography, please click http://goo.gl/jLu5P.  Thanks for visiting!! 

~E xx

 


Comments

Meg Hight(non-registered)
I am glad to see you are blogging again! You have such a way with words and seeing humor in the mundane...it's like sitting in your living room and having a Coke with you (hopefully not on the sofa that the infamous Sam chewed, lol). I am glad you enjoyed the class and learned so much. I always look forward to seeing your photos. You put so much talent and care into the taking of them. I promise to keep checking in for updates.
PS since you try to give everyone the credit that's due...don't forget where you got your sense of humor and quick wit (I'm just sayin...).
Casey(non-registered)
Funny stuff you got going on there. You can add me as one of the first 5 readers of your blog.
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