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Posts from the “Aside” Category

My Father – New Horizons

Posted on September 25, 2013

As I mentioned in a previous post my father recently underwent brain surgery. Imagine going in for a routine MRI because you’ve had some slight headaches and they tell you that you can’t go home because a few doctors must see you. Well, that was two weeks and a lot has happened. To say it that it was one of the most stressful situations I’ve ever encountered is an understatement. My father, always a stoic man, and all of a sudden a brain surgery is forthcoming, wow. I’m glad to report that his surgery went very well and he’s recovering in his home. Throughout these two weeks that I practically lived at the hospital and I took a chance to document the whole journey…

Aside: The Power of Love

Posted on September 14, 2013

Its difficult to concentrate on other things when one of the human beings you love the most, my father, is going through a trying time. That’s my father laying in bed reading a newspaper and just trying to relax while he waits for his scheduled surgery next week. Having brain surgery is probably one of the most difficult things to do as a medical practitioner and neurosurgeons are certainly up right up there. I pray that God puts his on my father and on the hands of the neurosurgeon that will be operating on him to stop his bleeding. Pray for him! See you all soon. Readers of this blog know that photography for me is an expressive art and that it soothes my…

Photography with Intention

Posted on February 23, 2013

Reading Why What Works from Michael Reichmann Why do some photographs succeeded and some not? Indeed, what makes a good photograph? Why are some worth looking at, thinking about, admiring or even hating? Why do some (most?) not even merit a second glance? Are there rules, and who makes the rules? Then, if there are rules – who even cares? Isn’t it enough to just do one’s thing?

Loving WordPress.com

Posted on September 19, 2012

I still remember tinkering with WordPress about 5 years. I knew very little and I took a long time to even learn what CSS meant. Fast forward to today and the story has changed and so has my favorite blogging platform – WordPress. A few years ago if you wanted to have a customized version of anything one had to go the self hosted route. These days, WordPress.com is on the forefront of bringing useful tools and themes for all type of bloggers, creatives(photographers), and organizations. I recently took a look at the root of my server’s host and was horrified with its nested sub- domains and domains. Trust me, it was not a pretty site. So once again I took a little cyber…

The More I Photograph

Posted on June 25, 2012

The more I photograph and the more I learn to post process, the more I realize I have so much more to learn. Just when you think you’re getting there ( not that I was) or at least feeling a bit more comfortable because I have to perfectly honest – I am feeling more comfortable with my photography, boom, a wrench is thrown into the mix and a blinding flash of the obvious strikes, well at least that’s how I feel. Anyway, I’m enjoying the ride and continue to learn as I go. I get emails asking me how I did this or how I did that, setting, etc. and all of that is important to a certain extent but most of the time…

Togs Series welcome Wouter Brandsma

Posted on March 5, 2012

I write this introduction straight from the heart, no editing, no preformed thoughts, just pure heart felt words. Wouter Brandsma is one of the best things that have happened to my photography so it is with great pride and I feel lucky to call him a friend. Not only a friend but a teacher and a source of inspiration. As many of you know Wouter is a Stroll Photographer who documents his surrounding with an amazing eye which pierces through the lens and captures indelible images that leave us thinking, wanting more, asking questions, and in the end deeply enthralled in his view. Wouter Brandsma epitomizes what can be done with dedication, deep thought to one’s imagery, and off course a compact camera. So…