OK, OK, I know it’s been a few months since I’ve written here. Bad blogger!
Somehow I never know what to say… which would be a surprise to some who know me. I think I just have to start rambling on and see what happens!
Here’s my photography news:
Last year I kinda sorta participated in an online, Flickr based weekly photo project run by Don Giannetti, Project 52. While I did not actually finish the 52 weeks, I learned a lot, just by hanging out. This year, I decided to step up and pay for his program, Project 52 Pro. Limited number of participants; and several of my Seattle photography friends are also participating. Don’s goal is to get his students to a professional level, including getting some paid work. So far, I have done every assignment! In addition to the photography assignments, he goes into detail about developing our style, and developing a business in photography. On this blog, mostly I’ll just share the photos.
Assignment #1 was to photograph a stranger. Close up street photography. My friend Lee and I went to the Ballard Farmers Market and got some good images. This one was my favorite:
Lee and the Parrot!
Since Lee is not a stranger (although the parrot was), this image was not my submission. Instead I went to my nephew’s Cub Scout Pack Pinewood Derby, and ran into an almost stranger. Mr Elliot Cheap was my favorite history teacher in high school. His Lions Club sponsors my nephew’s Cub Scout Pack. We chatted for a while, and I requested a portrait, since he was almost a stranger, not having seen him in an un-named number of years.
Yes, he’s retired now. He looks the same except for the grey, and he’s still a nice person.
That’s my first adventure for Project 52 Pro. More to come, I promise!
Thanks for reading!