This is jungle Georgia…on the beach in Belize. Just outside our condo on our last day. Of course today with the snow blowing and the temperature lower than I imagined, it is easy to wish myself back on that beach
I took 7000 images in Belize. I have been asked how many I took about 15 times already, so I thought I’d share that statistic. It’s less than I thought actually. But, that’s because there were times when I left my camera and just lived the experience instead of witnessing it through my lens. I find those moments so important as they always make me long to have a camera in my hands and it is important to feel that ache once in awhile. Plus, I spent a good deal of time learning on this trip…about light and bubbles and movement under water. It’s a new beginning for me…shooting underwater. And, I can’t wait to share more images with you. Not to mention, start shooting underwater sessions. Summer is coming and I am hoping for some sessions out at people’s cabins, in their swimming pools, and all sorts of other fun water stuff.
While on vacation, I was also thinking lots about using your images to tell a story. Mostly because I have an online class coming up on the subject…I created a beautiful little story with these images…and another set with a coconut. I will be using them in the classI go back and forth on teaching and whether I will continue doing it or not. The truth is…I learn so much while teaching that I sometimes wonder who’s getting more out of itBut, something wonderful has happened in the last couple of years….a sort of freedom from caring what other people think–that’s always held me back a lot truth be told. In all aspects of life, but especially when it came to the idea of teaching. And, so here I am…I feel like I am on the edge waiting to jump into the unknown. And, I’m excited…whatever it brings. So, if you would like to join me in my class here are the details: http://shortandsweetphotography.ca/2013/02/online-photography-classes-for-parents/ I say that it is for parents, but really it is open to anyone who can shoot on full manual. Email me if you have any questions
I promise to share more from Belize and from recent sessions and from Charleston(did you know I was there–well, I was)…in the coming weeks…