I have a favorite podcast that I listen to entitled At the Movies with Arch and Ann ... In a recent episode, each came up with a list of their top ten movies released during the first half of the year, hence "The Halfsies." I have adopted that title for this long-overdue blog post to share what I've been up to for the first six three months of the year.In essence, the first six months was a lot of travel and lectures, scoping out places for potential b+w infrared workshops in the US around the same time of the year as they would be offered in 2019.
I am sure that everyone has done this before and I have to say, that it has not happened to me for years. Fortunately, I offload images every day and discovered at some point during an afternoon shoot, I was concentrating more on compositions and the light than where my wandering fingers were on the camera body I was using.I currently have three converted Nikon camera bodies for infrared but took the D850 (720nm) and D750 (850nm) on a recent short trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California to scout for a future infrared workshop (maybe November 2018; maybe February 2019 ... tbd).
Winter has arrived early in these parts of northwest New Jersey. This week we had an Arctic cold front that kept me inside as much as possible and this morning it is snowing. In preparation for an upcoming juried exhibit, I was working hard at birthing new work: a still-life, non-infrared technique that I’ve been wanting to find time to bring to fruition. With the mission accomplished and the image emailed to be considered for a February photography exhibit, I still had fresh flowers in the house.