Palm Springs is Beautiful in April!

Hi friends!  I thought I would pass along this invitation to attend the Great Escape Publishing workshop in Palm Springs.  I will be speaking (briefly!) in the evening on April 6th.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  This is a wonderful way to improve your photography and meet others that share your enthusiasm!

If you have a sense of adventure, and you’d like to see more of the world in a way that’s different to the typical tourist, then grab your camera – this invitation to join us in Palm Springs is for you…


Join us at this year’s ONLY Ultimate Photography Workshop

When: April 5-7, 2016

Where: Palm Springs, California

Why: In just three power-packed days, you’ll get everything you need to gain the confidence, power, and prestige of turning your photographs into a financially valuable skill. One that earns you a lifetime of travel and fun!

LIMITED TIME OFF

Register by Monday, March 21, and save $200 on your seat. Click here for more details.

Sincerely,

Lori Allen
Director, Great Escape Publishing

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Winter, but not for long!

Hi friends!

We have recently moved to Colorado and I thought I would post a few photos from some of my hikes in the area.  The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, and there is so much natural beauty in this area.  It’s winter time, and on one of my hikes I saw that it was just cold enough that the water currents were frozen into a thin layer of ice surrounding the rocks in the creek.  We have had many sunny days here and although we’ve had snow, it’s melted now, except for the mountain areas.  I hope that you will get out there with your camera and enjoy winter’s wonders.

CARPE DIEM – seize the day!

My Dad and I have a favorite saying…it is simply Carpe Diem!  This is the Latin form of “seize the day”!  I love this simple saying.  Instead of think about the day, or fear the day, or get through the day, it’s SEIZE the day!  It implies action.  It is active, not passive.  It implies control.  What exactly can we control?  The events of some days seem very much out of our control.  But I do believe we can control our attitude toward events and people.

I believe that all good gifts and talents come from a loving God, and that when you share your talents with others, you often help them as well as yourself.  In photography, I love the concept of “paying it forward” and that photography can be a gift to others.  In the last year, I have adopted the City of Germantown.  I have done numerous photos for Parks and Recreation, including the Bobby Lanier Farm Park and the Special Recreation programs, all free of charge.  This year, I was asked to do the PROM photos for the special recreation department.  They provide an outstanding evening for individuals with mental, physical, emotional and other challenges.  Their decorations were beautiful, they provided food and drinks, music and entertainment for about 130 people in the Germantown area, all without cost to participants!!!  The participants really dress up for this event.  It’s a dressy, formal evening of fun.

PROM

I had a great time, and I know they did, too!  Have I ever photographed a formal event before?  no.  130 formal photos in a short time? no.  But I believed in myself, my equipment, and decided to seize the day.  I learn something new every time I get my camera out.  So, here’s to taking charge, paying it forward, and deciding to seize the day!  Try it!  You just might surprise yourself!