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11 Ways to Get Started Creating Concept Pieces

 (This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?)Can I let you in on a dirty little secret?A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well...There are a lot of us who have "concept" lightboxes.We don't like to talk about it because it's almost as bad as having "miscellaneous" lightboxes in which to dump all sorts of weird stuff that doesn't make sense to a more specific category.I think the... continue reading

The story behind this photograph

  At first glance, this picture is just that: a picture.Colorful maybe, a little sappy and sentimental maybe.I look at this photo as much more.My boyfriend at the time was about to deploy to Japan which was half a world away.This was going to be a huge test in our relationship.Knowing that communication and loneliness was going to be a hurdle with his schedule and the time difference, I wanted to do something to remind him that I would always be thinking of him.Inspired... continue reading

Urban Art of Valparaiso

   Valparaiso in Chile is colourful, moody, packed with history and overlaid with a raw edge. It is one of those places that is endlessly fascinating that can be visited time and time again, without ever feeling you have seen it all.   The roots of this coastal city date back nearly 500 hundred years, but it was not until the 1800's that it emerged as the major port of the South Pacific and as a result became a magnet for European immigrants. The cultural melting pot that resulted... continue reading

How to be Czech in 10 easy steps

Is it true? What do you mean? revisited from © Ricky Yates :-Dfollow on http://rickyyates.com/how-to-be-czech-in-10-easy-steps/A few months ago, a British friend who has lived in Germany for many years, alerted me to this online article entitled, ‘How to be German in 20 easy steps’. It is written by a British man who is obviously trying to become accepted in the country in which he is now resident. The article had both Sybille and I in stitches :-) But ever since reading it, I have been... continue reading

Drabble: Read All About It

I am pulp faction. Tomorrow, I will be discarded, pulped or worse. Today, I’m headed west, picked up for a few coins and carried with him, this hangover morning, tucked under his business-clad arm.Journeying, he rests me on my front and lingers on my back while his head bangs and pores ooze residual alcohol from Thursday’s lash. Riffling to page three, his gaze scorches the brazen, bare-breasted beauty as mizzle darkens the day. There’s no hint of a sunshine lunch and scant chance to raise... continue reading

Texas Protests and Tips for Photographing Rallies

I spent a number of hours at the Texas State Capitol during Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster. Sadly, my camera was inoperable, but that meant I got to live in the moment, talking to strangers, sharing stories, and shouting. It was also my first time at a Capitol building and my first big protest since the events against Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin a couple years ago.Luckily, I had my camera at the ready during the next wave of protests on July 1st, 2013. I had my sunscreen on (and brought a bottle... continue reading

Finding the Humor in Photographic Catastrophes

Most any photographer that has spent even a modest amount of time shooting has experienced moments of blunders and mistakes that, as far as he/she is concerned, at the time, were horrific catastrophes of monumental proportions. Then of course, years later, they become funny stories that we just love to tell.Take my 'ol shutter-buddy Beanz Ferbranes. He would kill me if I used his real name. Beanz is a long time wedding photographer. For some reason. I've done a total of three weddings and when... continue reading

Point and Shoot Fun

While some (or most) photographers would prefer to lug their DSLR's around all the time, others would rather have a compact cam always tucked into their pockets for some quick snaps where ever they go.These days, technology has already caught up with the demands of photographers and have developed compact cams with full manual control features.But this comes with a price.For the budget conscious, they would rather buy compact-point-and-shoot-cams.But this should not mean that you will put... continue reading

Varanasi - Sacred Hindu City

Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, is famous the world over as one of the holiest of Hindu sites. It attracts Hindu’s from all over India and the world to worship and to bathe in the sacred waters of the River Ganges. For visitors such as myself, it is one of the “must visit” places in India, despite its reputation for also being one of the dirtiest and most congested cities in India. The city’s focus is the Ghats lining the northern side of the river for about 3 miles from... continue reading

Bikaner - Home to a Maharajah

Monsoon time in Delhi is a good time to visit northern Rajasthan, if you can stand the heat. There are few tourists, it is dry (unless very unlucky) and there are great bargains to be had at hotels. Bikaner beckoned. Not the easiest place to get to despite being only 400km from Delhi. No airport so it was an 8 hours train journey from Rewari; a rather non descript sort of place about 2 hours drive south of Delhi the other side of Gurgaon.The main historical attraction is the superbly preserved... continue reading

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