Several got it correct. There were only 3 males out of a class of over 50. Some of them didn’t attend the final dinner as they had flights leaving. Anyway it is one of the curious things about this profession. Women are the predominate gender in the HR world. I’m not sure why and a lot of my peers that I communicate with on a regular basis are men. But anytime I go to a seminar or other training I’m always the minority male.
One of the blogs I read every day is Scott Kelby. Today he suggested that you go back into your archives a few years and look at your photography back then. The idea is to remind yourself of how much you have improved. Both in your photography and your post processing skills.
Improvement is sometimes very subtle and on an incremental basis so you may not think you have evolved much but (Scott says) you will be encouraged to see that you in fact have improved.
As I look back on a lot of those photos I shutter to think I actually took those and thought they were good. I’ve learned so much in the last seven years both from a technical standpoint and artistically. Make no mistake, I realize I am light years away from where I want to be with my images, but the whole process is so much fun and rewarding.
The images above are of Angie when she returned from Mountain Top Project in July of 2003. You can see that Maggie was brand new at the time. The top image is as I shot it with a Sony Cybershot camera. It was a decent camera but not a DSLR. At that time I shot everything in JPEG and didn’t even know what RAW was. I was just learning Photoshop (actually I didn’t know anything.)
As much as I love Human Resources and the work I do if I could push a reset button and take another path (photography) who knows where it would have taken me. I am so very, very lucky to have the wonderful life partner that I do who, without hesitation supports my passion. Thank you Sweetheart!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I’m working on a web site for a client this weekend so I don’t know if I will get out to take any images but I still have a goal of getting some good Eagle images this year.