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Lightminded

Carwyn, Christian Fletcher and I have a wide-ranging conversation about photography, environment, creativity, and the process of finding our authentic voices on their wonderful podcast Lightminded.

Listen to it here.

 

Jesus Ramirez offers 7 amazing Photoshop tips to help create more realistic composites.

Find more from Jesus Ramirez’s Photoshop Training Channel.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

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Dec 12, 4 pm EST
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Join me online for my first public reading with Meg Weston at
The Poets Corner.
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Space is limited.
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With selections of our images …
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Meg will read from her books The White Queen and The Volcano.
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I’ll read from my books Us and How Not To Love The Earth.
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Then we’ll present collaborative and ekphrastic poems based on each other’s works.
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Austin Kleon’s drawings or infographics or diagrams or lists or writings … whatever you call them they’re uplifting and informative.  For a tasty shot of inspiration, I highly recommend his three books – Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going

Austin Kleon says,

“I’m a writer who draws. I make art with words and books with pictures.”

“Here’s a longer, more official-sounding version, suitable for copying and pasting:”

“Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. He’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street JournalNew York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.” He speaks for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. Visit him online at www.austinkleon.com

Find more inspiration from Austin Kleon here.

Find out more about photographer Rick Allred here.

The United States (and the rest of our world) needs this message – now more than ever.

“Fear tends to stop people from pursuing their passions, even the smallest passion. What if, the way past that little voice in a person’s head saying, “Play it safe!” was just to have the next conversation with someone? What new possibilities for adventure would open up? This is what happened when Rick Allred read one book that inspired one project to take one million paper cranes to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Find a passion. Talk to strangers. Create an adventure. Rick Allred, a graduate of New Mexico State University, is committed to people pursuing their passions. Allred’s passion for photography started back in 1986. He currently teaches photography workshops at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and classes at craftsy.com. He is passionate about growing as a human being and encourages others to explore and discover their humanity as a means to creating a life they love. His explorations have taken him from tracking navigation satellites in Thule, Greenland, to photographer specialist at the Space Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to head of the photography department at the Hui No’Eau Visual Art Center in Maui, Hawaii, and back to Santa Fe, while pursuing an MFA in photography in Maine. Allred finds that the beginning of adventure starts with that first step. In 2017, he took that first step by creating “In the Folds of Peace,” a project to start conversations and take one million paper cranes to Hiroshima, Japan.”


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