Monday, October 6, 2008

Major Changes

There have been some major changes to my blog since my last posting back in July of this year, most notably the layout and design. For those that have been following my blog, you've probably noticed that the background color has changed from black to a dark gray (graphite), and that I now have a custom header with navbar that matches my website.

The second thing you may have noticed is the wider margin -- I did this with the idea to be able to post two or more pictures side-by-side. Please let me know what you think of this new layout/design.

A big THANK YOU goes out Denise Goldberg, a fellow SmugMugger and DGrinner, for her great patience in helping me out with the HTML and CSS coding to get my blog to match my website -- without her help, this blog would not exist. Please take a moment to check out her beautiful pictures and leave a comment or two in her Guestbook.

Oh, yeah. Did you catch that in the previous paragraph? I mentioned that I have a website. That's right, I've finally made it official and have put my photographic services up for sale. At this point in time, however, I haven't found a clear niche that I want to specialize in -- heck, I'm having so much fun doing a little bit of everything, I just might keep it that way ;-) You can visit my website, Runfola Photography, by clicking the link. If you need a photographer for a special event (except weddings), you can find my contact information on my website.

So, what I have been up to since my last posting? Well, in August I enrolled in a creative photography course recommended to me by my good friend Bob Cacho. After seeing how much Bob had learned, I decided to check it out for myself and enrolled in the not-quite-beginner course. Because I've been using cameras since the age of 10, I felt I had a pretty good grasp of the techniques and terminology, which really helped me a lot in this course, but I couldn't have been more wrong about my knowledge of techniques -- it turned out that there was so much more to learn!

The great thing about this course is that I learned to think outside of the box of traditional photography that dictates that everything must be perfectly exposed, perfectly sharp, perfectly centered or to always use the 1/3 or 80/20 rule. Who said I can't shoot into the sun? Who said never to shoot at high noon, and that the best light is in the early morning and early evening? You'd be surprised what great shots one can achieve when one decides to break these mindsets! Keep a look out for some of these pictures which, if they aren't already, will be posted soon.


Fire Hydrant
Fire Hydrant

Dripping Pipe
Dripping Pipe


Until next time,

Chris

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