Catching up and revisiting Ripponlea
Here are we are again, and it is time to take a look at what I’ve been up to.
Lensbaby on Digital Photography School
Here is the link to my latest article for Digital Photography School
This is my review of the Velvet 56 lens. I really like it. If you like the article consider sharing it. Thanks.
Dynamic Range Magazine
We are getting the next issue ready for you. We have some articles and a feature on Kathleen Clemons, a fantastic macro photographer from Maine in the USA. It will be ready around mid November.
My Blog and Website
I am hoping you realise I’m trying to make changes here. The reality is that being a photographer is hard work and trying to compete with everyone is even harder. I have decided that I need to do my own thing. So what will that mean?
To start with I’m going to still be teaching and if people want to learn from me that will always be an option. I just don’t get enough people wanting it, so I have to start this rethink.
One thing I always intended was doing reviews here. I often get approached to write about products and I can’t always do articles for Digital Photography School. Many companies are happy with my blog and what I do, so I do want to do that a lot more.
I just received a heap of new gear from Formatt Hitech which includes their new filter holder so I will be doing a test of it and will let you know what I think of it.
I’m also considering starting some small tutorials, teaching little things. Writing tutorials is hard work, but I may start doing some basic video tutorials. Not sure yet how this will happen. I do want to run classes for people who want to learn Photoshop beyond the basics, but I might do some basic tutorials here.
I have been thinking about some bylines for me and my site. I’ve come up with the following two:
Dare to Different!
Don’t just accept what the camera gives you!
They both reflect how I feel about photography, but would like to know what you think.
They are all just thoughts, but you should start to see some differences soon.
The photos today were taken about 3 years ago on a visit to Ripponlea. I really must get back. I would love to go there with my Lensbaby lenses. The gardens are stunning. Today I have some photos of the house for you.