Monday, May 07, 2007

About Photography or...Life?


With the desire to move my photography to the next level, I started investigating workshops by a photographer that my friend Jeri told me about. This woman is no longer giving workshops, but in exploring her work, I found this and it completely resonated with me, not just as essential truths for photographers, but as a way to approach other processes of life as well. If I change out the photographic words for whatever it is that I'm trying to define or work on or improve in, I can find a lot of truth. Nothing new, but put so plainly as to be unmistakeable. At least for me.

4 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing this, I really liked it. especially the part about not buying more gimmicks, all you need is the basics. : )

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  2. That is a really good link, Kellie; thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is great. I saw some definite applications to writing, and to living. I especially liked this:

    "Never apologize for your own sense of beauty. Nobody can tell you what you should love. Do what you do brazenly and unapologetically. You cannot build your sense of aesthetics on a concensus."

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  4. I have read this many times. I took Cheryl's workshop in Oct 2005, and again in Aug 2006. It was amazing to learn from her both times. (I didn't know she had started a blog!)

    I can't wait to get together with you and talk photography!

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Thank you for sharing your insights!