June 18, 2009

Blog Header - June 18, 2009

Today's header photo is a picture I took during our summer vacation to Dollywood last summer. This blacksmith was a great guy. We had a blast watching him work, but it was really great to talk to him during one of his breaks.

Dollywood is such a fantastic place for families. We thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent there. As much as we love Disneyworld, David said that he'd rather go to Dollywood every time. I think it might be nice to switch back and forth, but Dollywood really is a wonderful place.


  1. I found your blog by googling "photography Lynchburg". I was looking for somewhere for my 16 yr.old daughter to learn more about digital photography. God has gifted her in this area and I would like to help her grow. If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you and God bless,

  2. Hi Renae - I'm glad you found my blog and I hope you and your daughter enjoy looking at some of the photography. As Lynchburg people (Lynchburgians? Lynchburgers?) you'll probably recognize a lot of the sites in this blog.

    Photography is a wonderful hobby and can be a fantastically rewarding career. As far as growing in photography, the best things for her to do at this stage would be to join her school's photography club or any other photography club that admits young people. The interaction with other aspiring photographers can be a wonderful creative catalyst.

    Taking on self-assignments would also be a great ongoing project for her. You could probably help her with some suggestions like taking pictures of familiar things from your neighborhood in an interesting way, but in such a way or from such an angle that people can't recognize what they are. Or taking photos of people with a strong backlighting or from a super-high or super-low angle. Those self assignments will help her grow and expand her knowledge of and familiarity with photography.

    She might also want to check out books at the library that teach exposure theory.

    I'd also recommend the book Digital Photography Workshops: Portraits by Duncan Evans. This book is full of assignments that can keep your daughter rolling for a while with no lack of interesting and stretching projects.

    Have fun!! Photography is awesome!


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