Sunday, June 9, 2013

An excuse (again)

Sorry I haven't been on here for a while.  Even the last post was started in April and just posted, as you can probably tell.

Part of the problem is that I've changed my photographic workflow, and I don't have anything to post when I have the time to write.  The other problem is I've been busy.

I've been in 3 local shows put on by the West Michigan Photography Collective, of which I am a member.  I've entered two pieces in the Newago County Council for the Arts Statewide Photography Juried show.  Both pieces got accepted and one won an honorable mention.  I've also entered two pieces in the GR Festival of the Arts Juried Show and one piece got accepted.

Plus I've been trying with varied success to get some actual photography in.  Along with my personal life and work.  It's been an interesting time, as usual.

I'll get some photos up this week.  Plus I will be up north in a week, so I'm sure you'll see something then.

Take care.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Link Roundup





I haven't done one of these for a while, so I thought it might by time.  That is my faithful photo assistant above.  She hasn't got much praise here lately, so I thought it might be time....



It turns out this past Sunday was World Backup Day.  I didn't know that we needed such a day, but any way to remind people to back up their work is good.  This is specific to the Mac, but the advice is good for anyone.

World Backup Day from TUAW


If you still have Peeps left over from Easter, some science experiments you can do with them.

Make Magazines Annual Peeps roundup


Two juvenile Mountain Lions get harassed by five Coyotes.  I'm kind of surprised the Coyotes stood around for an hour while someone was standing by photographing.  A happy ending though!

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/tags/standoff/


Using fire painting in a fashion shoot.  It's giving me ideas....  :)

http://www.vonwong.com/blog/pyrofashion/


A private island in Lake Superior put in trust as an Artists retreat.

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/870086/alternatives-a-lake-superior-island-invites-artists-to-create


At times I run out of ideas on what to photograph.  Not sure if this will help, but it can't hurt.  I spent the money on it, but there are free versions as well.  For iPhones, a assignment generator.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photography-assignment-generator/id588190464?mt=8