Sunday, June 04, 2017

It's a Cookbook

I'm going to be starting a new series on the blog. If you're a regular reader, you are probably already familiar with my currently running series "Opportunity Weekend" where I present a couple of opportunities for photographers and artists. Basically, this usually takes the form of about three places looking for work. I'm trying to do this every weekend, to encourage you all to enter your work and get your work out there more often. I know I need some encouragement sometimes and so I thought it would be a good way to do just that, both encourage myself and share it with others in a way. I plan to keep "Opportunity Weekend" going at least for a while but the idea of running a series got me to thinking. Since it's easier for me to do a series and it seems a bit welcome from my readers, I thought it might be a good idea to add another series into the mix. 

I had an idea a while back to do something called "Carol's Camera Cookbook." It would basically be a cookbook of experimental photography. Things you could try pretty easily in order to maybe jump start your photography or just fresh ideas maybe you had not thought of or heard about before. The idea is to make a cookbook of experimental ideas, or ideas you can try when you want to try something new, try something different, or you just want to shake things up a bit. Originally, I had planned to craft an entire book of these. While I don't think I'll make a book, I thought it might be a good idea to revive this topic and craft it instead as a running series on the blog.

So, my next series is going to be called "Camera Cookbook" and it's going to present an idea that you can try to sort of spice up your photography or maybe something new, some new technique you can try out and experiment with to see if it works for you. Now, I'm going to try and shy away from ideas that require a lot of money, instead focus on things that you can more easily try out with a minimum of gear and gadgets but maybe just a little creativity and some DIY here and there.

I hope to start sharing my Camera Cookbook ideas soon on the blog. In the meantime, if you've got any topics you would like to see me cover, please feel free to drop me a note and let me know. Keep in touch as I welcome your suggestions. If you are enjoying the currently running "Opportunity Weekend" why I'd love to hear about that from you as well.

Until next time...

PS This one an abstract taken with the 5DS and the walkabout lens. I liked the swirls of color in it.

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