It was a nice relaxing holiday season but it’s time to get back in the groove. As I mentioned at the tail end of 2013, I was thinking of bringing this blog to an end but decided to stick it out for one more year. So, lucky you, I’ll be around for a little longer. Actually I decided to reconfigure the site a little and maybe add some galleries to better showcase my work. You may find some different looks as you visit through the year until I find out what works for me.
I also mentioned previously that I was going to spend my down time enjoying the photography of others, and that I did. I have found a new appreciation for black and white and have seen some great and inspiring work out there. I plan on doing the majority of my work in the coming year in B&W to see how far I can go with it. I will still be doing color work, as the subject allows, but considering it’s not a very colorful time of year around here, I don’t think I’ll be doing too much, at least for the time being. Perhaps on summer holiday 🙂
I did get to visit some galleries to view how photography is displayed as I intend to go that route in the future. There has been some interest in my work but the whole process of printing, matting, framing, and marketing is somewhat foreign to me, so I need to get up to speed in that regard. I have had some silver gelatin prints made of some of my black and white images and they look pretty good hanging on the wall. My biggest problem has been working within standard print and framing ratios. A number of my images are in the 3:2 ration and can’t easily be cropped so that makes fitting in with standard sizes almost impossible, so I decide to do my own matting to allow for odd sizes and to save money from having custom work done. I’m not a “crafty” person so we’ll see how that goes.
Hope everyone has a great year!!