Saturday, July 23, 2011


July 12, 2011

What is creativity?  Is it when, as a child we could entertain ourselves with the simplest of objects?  I have a friend who's daughter makes snakes out of packaging peanuts.  Then she colors them, then names them, and finally puts them in their own little home, which is a mailing box.  Is it seeing something others don't? Is it having a certain talent that seems to come naturally to you?  Or a talent you had to nurture and work hard at?

Well yes, it is all those and more.  Being creative is interpretation.  Taking your history, your background and your environment and seeing things through your own unique vision.  And sometimes the simplest perception illuminates your idea or feeling, and connects us to something bigger that we all share in but haven't been able to express so vividly until now.  Creativity is desire, need, motivation and inspiration.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


July 3, 2011

I have always enjoyed shooting sports.  Timing, lens, shutter, aperture, angle all play an important role in getting that image that gives the viewer the sense of what it was like at the height of battle when everything was on the line and the players had to perform at their best in order to be victorious.  Also, access to the field can make or break a shot but you can still get great images shooting from the stands and shooting the crowds response to the game.

Kids sports is an open invitation to get close to your subject and get practice getting used to fast paced action and the timing it takes to trip the shutter at the peak moment.