OK IM BACK!
I AM ;-)
When I first started this blog, I had every intent of keeping this updated periodically with my photographic experiences with the added side benefit of improving my writing skills. As with many excuses for not doing things, I have actually been quite busy but for good reason.
As many of you know, I have recently been picked to be a part of The Arcanum ( http://www.thearcanum.com ) which is based on learning art the "old way" using a Master/Apprentice learning method. I actually had heard about this a year ago and signed up for it when it first rolled out. A month ago today, I finally got accepted by my Master John Arnold ( http://www.photowalkthrough.com ) to be part of his cohort so I figured since I've had a month being in the Arcanum, it would be a perfect time to update the blog.
My month so far in The Arcanum has been truly an eye opening experience from a photography perspective and I am very thankful for being a part of it! I have learned so much in 1 month than I ever had on my own and the best part of it all is that I have learned mostly from my peers. I think the one differentiating factor in this program that has made it so successful for me is the whole community aspect of it all. All of us in the cohort all have the same goal - which is to become better photographers and to take our artistic skills to a new level. The Master plays more of a facilitator role in it all and his main purposes is to guide us in finding direction with our art. The community is close knit and I talk/converse with my fellow members all the time and to be honest, I am starting to get attached to them. It's almost like a second family.
The feedback/advice that I have received from my cohort along with my master has proven to be invaluable and after (1) month, I see noticeable improvement in my work. I am actually at the cusp of reaching a major milestone which is getting my first official critique from my Master and fellow cohort members this Thursday 2/26. I will be graded/critiqued on 5 of my best photos so I will make sure that I update the blog with the results. Im pretty excited about it!
Now that I have found a nice group of photographers online to share my experience with, I think its also important to shoot with other photographers as well. I have spent some time hanging out with a good friend of mine Jenn ( http://www.wildflowerstudiodenver.com ) and recently, we shot a wedding together which was very fun but also quite stressful as well. All in all, we had a good time and I think we did a great job in capturing the event! We have another wedding lined up this September so things are moving along quite nicely and I highly recommend you check out her website since her portrait work rocks!
So as mentioned, I have been quite busy - but for a good reason. I still intend to get this updated at a faster rate than I have been so thanks to all who have stuck around thus far!
P.S I am always posting online via 500px and twitter so make sure to check the "Whats New" section of the site for the latest and greatest!