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Friday Photography Humor

May 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I wish I knew where I first saw this Top Ten list, but I failed to capture that information. If anyone has seen this before and can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it so I can provide attribution to the author.


10. You can actually tell what kind of camera someone is using from over 30 feet away.

9. You have tried to claim “Photoshop” as a medical expense because it’s good therapy.

8. When planning a vacation, your main concern is finding a hotel that offers wifi so you’ll be able to upload your photos to the web, daily.

7. You own more than one camera bag even though you only have one camera.

6. You refer to cleaning up after dinner as “post-processing the kitchen.”

5. You can’t remember the date of your best friend’s birthday, but you know all the specs of your camera and lenses by heart.

4. When attending a wedding, you are more interested in what the photographer is doing than what the bride and groom are doing.

3. When you see a photo of a model, you find yourself more interested in what lighting was used and how much processing may have been done.

2. You understand that 22 is actually smaller than 5.6

1. When gazing upon a beautiful landscape you think to yourself, “That’s lovely, but it could use just a bit more saturation!”


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"Mid-Year Planning"

May 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Toastmasters International logoToastmasters International logoToastmasters International logo I did it!!!

Back in December, I had set an informal "goal" of completing my Competent Communicator manual of ten speeches completed by June 30th of this year. Earlier this year, I wondered if I would be able to make it happen given our club's size and getting a speaking opportunity about once every two months. But thanks to a couple of fill-in speeches I've been able to present this spring, I was able to give my tenth and final speech of the manual this morning.

I chose to give my inspirational speech to encourage members to hold me accountable to three goals I have for the remainder of the year and to encourage them to set their own goals for the remainder of 2014.



Congratulations to Ed Carpenter. Again.

May 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

Once again, Ed Carpenter had the fastest time in the Indianapolis 500 qualifiying runs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. 

Carpenter edged out James Hinchcliffe and secured his second straight pole position with a four lap average of 231.067 mph. So congratulations to the 1999 Park Tudor High School graduate and fan favorite. Good luck on May 25th!


Bubble Palooza

May 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today was a first. I had the privilege of heading south to Franklin, Indiana to photograph a Bubble Palooza fun run at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

This event sent participants through a three mile fun run throughout the fairgrounds through various bubble stations where the runners ran through a variety of colored bubbles that created artistic patterns on their white t-shirts. Children and adults both enjoyed the rainbow of colors that day.

Here is a smattering of images from the event.


"The Power of Print"

May 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Toastmasters International logoToastmasters International logoToastmasters International logo To those who know me, it is no surprise I love print communication. I have enjoyed writing as far back as I can recall. In high school, I became involved in my school's journalism program. In college, I majored in photojournalism and worked for the campus newspaper. After graduation, I worked for newspapers and—for the past 15 years—a major publishing firm.

Every time I have moved, a good portion of my possessions have included numerous boxes of books. Photography books. Fiction books. Business books. Coffee table books. Computer reference books. Children's books. (Get the picture???)

I have always loved the library and have appreciated the power of the printed word to express emotion, thoughts, and creativity. So it was an easy decision for me to focus on it for my ninth speech in the path to Competent Communicator status, Persuade with Power.

In this era of electronic reading devices, it pains me to watch my three children long for their precious Amazon Kindles when their room contains a bookcase full of books to read. So I hoped to persuade my fellow Toastmasters to read more and to encourage their children and grandchildren to read more.