A New Beginning

After a rough couple of years caring for my elderly father, he passed away last December. I have spent the past 2 months moving through this time trying to rediscover what my goals are and where my ambitions lie. I’m not close to any answers yet, but I am once more drawn to working on my photography. There is a sense of satisfaction and joy in crafting a beautiful image and teaching these skills to others.

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Late summer Milky Way Galaxy at Ravens Roost, Blue Ridge Parkway

 

My last post back in March of 2016 was introducing my first e-book. I am proud of that work and hope that it helps beginning photographers learn useful information while having fun doing it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out on Amazon here. My graphic artist friend did an amazing job making the book pleasing to look at and easy to read.

I am now working on my second e-book in the Beginning shots series. This book, Create Beautiful Images – Basic Composition and Lighting, will be chock full of image examples. Look for it later this year.

Classes at PVCC in Charlottesville, VA continue this spring. Beginning LIghtroom (starts next week!), Street/Travel Photography and Beginning Nature Photography are all on the agenda. Check those classes out here!

So I apologize for dropping the blog for the past year. We’ll see where this new life will take me.

PS Let me know if you like the design of my new blog. Any comments are appreciated. It’s not quite where I want it yet!

New Classes/Workshops Posted for Spring!

After a 2 week delay I finally have new classes and workshops posted onĀ www.digiphotoclass.com. A back injury flare up had me confined to bed for a week or so. It was time well spend breaking in my new Dell 2410 monitor. A fabulous monitor with great color. It comes color calibrated from the factory and looks good when I hooked it up. The wide view is excellent for working in Lightroom, Photoshop and any program when you need several screens open at once.

So onto classes for the spring. PVCC is already registering for spring session. These fill fast so sign up soon. I highly recommend the Advanced Photography class for those of you that have taken everything else. This class was great fun to teach. We have classroom and field sessions, so join me in the spring!

I have a new HDR workshop. I will show you how to pick the right scene and shoot it then develop the images using Nik HDR Efex Pro. I also have another round of Macro and Action photography planned. Finally there are several workshops with my friend Rod Barbee, one here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and then out west in Palouse, WA. The image above is from an abandoned farm in the Palouse region developed with bi-color in Nik Color Efex Pro. So if you’re still looking for that perfect holiday gift consider giving a gift certificate for a class or workshop!

Have a wonderful Holiday season and I’ll see everyone again next year!

Victoria