Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Return and beginning of delicious Photography, a thanks to Gary Fong

It's been a long minute since I last added to my blog. Not that DPA hasn't been working and payin' the bills but a lot has happened heart and soul for me and I just felt like posting these pics I took today from up in White County a bit north of Lafayette (I call it LaffyTaffyTown).... Just as a gateway, my sort of tipping windmills if you will.

Anyway, I've gone for months not presenting my photos because I didn't feel I had an audience. Perhaps I don't have much of an audience at this moment, but honestly I feel like I was given the "key" to satisfaction in my work and a reason to bust my tail from now on. I'd like to thank the mostly famous photographer, Gary Fong, for giving myself and a small group of PUG attendees at the lovely home of Kevin Swan last night some splendid keys to success in life as well as in the photography trade.

One simple tip, (at least to me), was to shoot and basically not edit through Lightroom or Photoshop. I shot 632 photos today of windmills, I know, I know.... I couldn't help but do a few presets on some of these, they'll be obvious I'm fairly certain, but I'm also certain that of the group that I easily loved in a real quick sort, they all would stand on their own without retouching. I'm really blessed with not only a good sense of composition, but an understanding of photography that allows me to take photos that don't require post processing to stand on their own.

I know my blogs are typically very short, mostly just tasty, delicious morsels of photos from events and weddings and portraits I've had the pleasure to work at or for. But sometimes I need to get my other voice out and sharpen it because although my eyes are my dominant outlet for communicating, my words can also bring a bit of joy, perspective and interest.

Speaking of words you'll notice the word delicious a lot from now on. Delicious...think about it!

Who's this Brian guy?

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I'm one of the few people from Wyoming in the midwest. Born and bred, by default I'm a cowboy, through life though I guess I've kept the wanderlust and taken it urban. Having lived in 11 states now, I feel safe to say that I've found home in Indy. I'd never have dreamed I'd live here but 5 years later, I have no complaints! I've been a "lifestyle" photographer for quite a while. Cutting my teeth in landscape photography and photojournalism out West I've developed a style that focuses on simplicity, beauty and life lived well.