Just thought you might like an update on what’s going on in my life. I’ve moved the bus to the shore of Lake Okeechobee, which is the largest lake in Florida. The front of the bus is pointed straight at the lake and I’m only a few yards from the water, so all I can see out the windshield is water. I’ll be in this location for a week while I try to finish catching up on all the work that I lost when my hard drive failed. I should be caught up in about a week.
Here are some highlights of what’s been going on in my world:
- I had a great time at the FotoFusion conference in Delray Beach,
Florida. I spoke at the event, learned quite a bit about publishing
fine art photography books and getting into galleries, which I plan to
do with my Route 66 images.
- I’ve been shooting quite a bit, but I haven’t processed any of the shots because I’m concentrating on refining my Route 66 images right now (the ones that have already been posted to this blog).
- I’ve decided to get back into shape this year and have lost about 15 pounds since the first of the year and am on schedule to burn off about two pounds a week for the next few months.
- I had new mug shots taken of me by Harrison Funk that you might start to see showing up in promotional materials. Some of these photographs were taken at my friend Jay Koenigsberg’s studio in Miami (the photo above is of Jay telling me he better get some credit on my blog for letting me use his studio). Jay also scored me a nice parking bus parking spot in the marina near his place where I could walk to the water in about 20 seconds. Thanks Jay!
- I printed a bunch of large images that I will use to decorate the bus with (thanks again Jay for allowing me to use your printer). That includes a huge panorama that is over 80" wide that will appear on the lower wall between my office table and passenger seat.
- My next trip will be a seven day Caribbean Cruise known as Photoshop Fling 5.
You appear to be redefining your life again, Ben, and like a phoenix arising from the ashes beome renewed and invigorated. Long may you enjoy and share your adventures!
Wow, I have been looking at your pictures and, wow. I am a student and have recently become interested in photography. I was wondering what suggestions you have as to steps I could take to learning. I am currently taking a photography class, but it is mostly concerned with film. How do I go about learning all of these programs for digital?
Amanda, I’d suggest you start by looking into the on-line training on sits like Kelbytraining.com and Lynda.com
Once you’ve gotten your feet wet, then consider attending one of my seminar or attending an event like PhotoshopWorld.