Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

A photographer asked a question in a Facebook group I’m in, sometime last year, about how to get better at varying her perspectives for her photos. So I told her: “Try it all. Go high. Go low. Shoot between. Climb on chairs… move back, move close. Think what will help capture the moment the best. …

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Our brain was not wired to process the amount of information we throw at it on a daily basis. The shows we watch. The news we tune into. The podcasts we listen to. The social media we scroll through. The trends and news and health warnings and even the good stuff that is aimed at …

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Finally finding your photography voice is both blissful and terrifying.  There was a time I didn’t see the value in the shadows. Shadows were a nuisance and darkened what I really wanted to see. I moved all around and repositioned the pieces until everything was in the light and under my control again, just where …

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I’ve noticed recently, from what I see on Instagram and Facebook, a few things that good photographers (apparently) do: Make sure there is sun flare in every single photo they take and if it isn’t there add it in Photoshop.  Take photos of your young children in a cart at target because target is..? High …

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I’m sure some will say I’m being over dramatic and maybe they will say I just need some will power but each day I find myself having to admit what I’ve read about the addictive nature of social media is true. One day this week, I found myself obsessed with why my blog posts weren’t …

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I just couldn’t believe the sight of that tiny toddler body laying flat on her face at the end of the checkout line in silent protest of her unwillingness to move where her mother wanted her to go. Wow. What drama. Whose child was this?  That mother must be so embarrassed. Oh wait. That was …

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For 13 years when someone asked what I did for a living I said “I’m a newspaper reporter”.  It made me feel like I had accomplished something in life. Four years of college, a degree, and a job in what I went to college for. I was a contributing member of society. I was a …

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Some days life is all topsy turvy. The world seems upside down and turned around these days. What was once up is now down and what was once frowned upon is now applauded. Those who say they love children and babies only protect them once they are born, not before. Those who say they support …

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