I have a bone to pick with alot of photographers today

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Now that 2016 is in full gear, I’ve begun to think how to rebrand/rebuild  what I’ve been doing professionally for over 30 years.  As Joel Grimes put it, if you’re not producing self generated work at least once a week, you run the risk of falling into obscurity.  So I’m pushing myself into areas photographically that I have not felt very comfortable with.

But I realize it’s necessary to grow even at this stage of my career in a profession I have loved in 1977 when I received my first camera.

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Community Visual Journalism Site (Re)Launched

I initially started LaneCounty360 as a sideline project but it has languished off and on since it’s launch back in 2011.  I recently realized that the site is more than just a project for me.  It provides a purpose for creating unique images of people, places and things that are a part of the community.  So I feel it’s time to relaunch and I will do my best in posting to this online visual journal about all things Lane County, Oregon on a regular basis.

Her’s the original announcement from four years ago:

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The NatGeo Layoffs – Turning Lemons into Lemonade

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It was announced today that the buyout of National Geographic by 21st Century Fox earlier this year has resulted in almost 200 staffers being let go.

The very idea of what photojournalist and colleague Patrick Downs stated as “They’re (21st Century Fox) gonna mess up the jewel in the NGS crown” is a severe understatement.

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Audio Slideshows: Part Two

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I respect and admire the work of Benjamin Chesterson, Co-Founder of duckrabbit and he’s someone I turn to for virtual mentorship on occasion.

I posted previously about my revisiting the use of audio slideshows and came across this five year old posting from the duckrabbit blog entitled “In Praise Of The Audio Slideshow” and I reached out to Benjamin via twitter about whether the medium is just as valid today as it was five years ago.  He said in a nutshell of course it was – if done properly to reflect the story/subject matter.Continue reading