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2015...WOW!!! What a year!!!
I try every year to do a "year in review" post as a way to relive what the year gave me. I had a LOT of pain and heartbreak this year, and that stuff will NOT be in this post. What will be here is a month by month breakdown of some of the highlights of the year. All of course with that recurring theme of....PHOTOGRAPHY!!
So to all of you who were a part of my photographic journey in 2015, thank you for making it the best year yet!! And I hope we all connect again in 2016 to make even more memories!!
April Pt.2: Yes...It deserves TWO parts!
Oh my! It's that time of year already...You know...Holiday shopping time!
It is stressful enough to do gift shopping when you have an idea of what to get, but it is 100x worse when your gift recipient is a photographer and YOU have no idea what to get them!
So relax a little, and read this guide to some simple gift choices for the photographer in your life. And this list is designed for ANY brand of camera user out there. And I have it broken up into three categories for three different budgets.
So let's stop talking and get to shopping!!
So that's it folks....Just a short list of gift ideas that range from super cheap and easy for anyone, to the more expensive gift ideas that are sure to wow!
Take care and happy holidays!
Jamie A. MacDonald
That title was my mantra this past weekend as my family and I headed to northwest Michigan in search of some autumn beauty. I decided that there would be no turning around, no looking back at the hectic life we left behind for the weekend. It would be just the four of us and our Shih-Tzu in the car in search of fall color and beautiful landscapes.
Below is a collection of images taken on our short journey away from the stress of every day life.
I don't have anywhere cool to go shoot.
I don't have the time to go anywhere interesting to shoot.
I don't have anyplace within walking distance to shoot.
Yeah well....Get off your butt and get out the door and MAKE A PLACE INTERESTING TO SHOOT.
So how do you do that? How did I do that?
Today I walked out the front door and down the block to this big old warehouse. The warehouse has a grassy, weedy, semi-overgrown lot that it sits on, and this I decided was where I would MAKE a place to shoot.
The building has a cement wall that runs along it and as I entered the field/lot I decided that the wall would be where I would find the photos. I love that as a photographer we can find interest in the mundane, beauty in the neglected and overlooked world around us.
I also decided that not only would the wall be my playground, I also decided that ALL the photos would be shared as is, straight from the camera with NO POST PROCESSING OR EDITING!!
This is actually no big deal since the camera I was using, the Olympus OM-D E-M10MkII has these cool Art Filters built in. So I could just let my imagination run wild as I wandered along the wall.
So the purpose of this post was to show you that there is no excuse to not go and create photos. You can go ANYWHERE and find something beautiful. How do I know this?
BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ARTIST, A CREATIVE SOUL WHO PAINTS WITH LIGHT AND YOUR HEART.
I believe in what you do, and I want to see what you create! Now go shoot!!