For those of you who do not know I also tweet and use Facebook. I love the interaction of social media. Random thoughts, insight into oepn conversation fascinate me. NO, I am not a fan of those always promoting something or trying to sell me things. (Those who are not embarrassed by their shameless self promotion quite frankly should be.) I digressed, sorry about that. What are your favorite forms of communication? Do many of you Skype or belong to multiple chat groups?
Now as far as creativity goes… lately I have been expanding into photography of all sorts. I have had a nice DSLR for about 5 years. I thought I needed a newer version and wanted to update. After a photo session this weekend where I participated as one of many photographers I realized I simply need to learn how to use what I have better. I might even dig out one of my really old film cameras and try some manual shooting. I learned so much during this shoot and it was so nice to interact with people who know what they are doing and willing to share and teach. I took about 800 photos. After uploading I deleted about a third of them. They were garbage. I was trying to shoot in full manual and learning what setting work with what what settings. I also plan to work with the photos and do some digital editing and photoshop actions. There are some amazing effects out there that can be achieved by the simple press of a buttom on the computer.
This photo is completely unedited. I only made it smaller to take up less storage space on my blog. These were two of the models. The make up artist was Rachel Green and her work is fantastic. She has some serious talent in the makeup department. Kitty the gal on the right was the visionary for the whole shoot. The props, concepts and creative vision was all hers. I was mearly along for the ride and to gain some experience and knowledge.
I never would have had the photographic opportunity if it were not for social media. So I will end this rather long winded post and say –
GO SOCIAL MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!