It's been quite a hiatus for me and for Single-Serving Photo. My last post here was back in February, and so much has happened since then! First of all, if you're reading this, thank you for not deleting me from your feed reader or taking me off of your bookmarks list. I know I haven't been the chatterbox I once was, but I don't like to post link wrap-ups and two-sentence thought fragments just for the sake of putting something online.
Anyway, on with the show!
First things first, JPG Magazine is back! After being effectively shut down due to budget and business problems, JPG has resuscitated itself mostly thanks to the outpouring of support from its community and highly visible demonstrations such as savejpg.com which presumably gave investors the confidence they needed to pump more necessary capital into the parent company of JPG Magazine, 8020 Media.
Now that JPG has risen from the dead, maybe I'll actually contribute something! You should, too.
Second, my little hands-on instruction business, ArtPhotoWorkshops.com is going to be doing a series of low-cost, short “photo-walk” workshops in the New England area. Starting with Cape Cod in a week and then Boston after that, I plan to take us out to Newport, Rhode Island, possibly Northampton, Massachusetts, maybe even out to the Quabbin Reservoir.org/wiki/Quabbin_Reservoir for the nature lovers.
If there are places you'd like to explore and learn technique, composition, and mechanics of photography, leave a comment and I'll see if we can visit them!
I just returned from Las Vegas and Death Valley on a workshop, no photos to show yet, but I think it was an extremely successful trip. Death Valley is by far one of America's most impressive sights, I recommend seeing it once in your life (or if you're crazy like me, twice). Las Vegas is a very challenging location to photograph, but I think I was able to snag at least a small number of cool images in between games of craps and tall beers!
There are a few other cool things I want to share, so stay tuned for kite photography, painting with a car, and my opinions on both.