What a fun ride...

"If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life." ~ Josephson

Toy Camera 120 Color film

As this posts I will have just finished a two year personal project, I'm done but I just scratched the surface of learning and just started what I hope will be a fun adventure for myself. Not chasing a paycheck or a ladder to the top of some company, just trying to find a way to make a living with a camera and creative minds. I'm pretty late to the game but I hope there is still some time to play in the 4th quarter.

The photography program I entered has been wonderful, one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I want to say that over and over again, not for anyone else, not for money, not for anything but bettering myself when I pick up a camera or look at art. Selfish enjoyment of discovering new things.

I can't say enough about the amazingly talented people I have encountered and staff of instructors lead by Dave Eichinger. Dave, Tor Ueland, Melinda Holden, Gary Holley, Lisa Vella, Jason Reimer and Caity Fares have so much to offer I wish I could do it all again just to soak up the quality time around them.

Oh, the other students, fuck, I'm speechless, insane talent and passion. As much as I learned for the great instructors I learned twice as much watching the other students.

Just a few highlights from my 20 different courses...

100 Black & White Photography / Darkroom

Tor Ueland

Minolta X-700

143 Digital Photography

Gary Holley

Nikon D7100 & Nikon D810

109 Composition

Dave Eichinger

Nikon D7100 & NikonD810

200A Lighting

Dave Eichinger

Nikon D810

215 Photojournalism

Nikon D7100 & Nikon D810

180 Photoshop

Gary Holly & Jason "Jay" Reimer

220 Portraiture

Dave Eichinger

Nikon D810 & 8x10 View Camera

259 Portfolio

Lisa Vella

Nikon D7100 & Nikon D810

203 Lighting

Jason "Jay" Reimer

Nikon D850

205 Travel

Dave Eichinger & Caity Fares

Nikon D850 - Nikon A1000 - Nikon F5 - Mamiya 7 - Diana F+

135 Black & White / Darkroom

Dave Eichinger

Nikon F5 - Mamiya 7 - Diana F+ - Mamiya RB67