By Roger (6 October 2014)
My apologies for being so absent on the blog, lately. I've been involved in an important family event; it was more important than the blog. I'm back home, and, after this week, things should get back to normal. Tonight's blog is short. Thanks for bearing with me.
I want to remind everyone that this weekend is the Worldwide Photowalk. You can find all the links to sign up at the bottom of the blog. This is a great opportunity to practice your photography in a new location and meet some new photography folks. We always have a fun time. In addition, Scott Kelby is trying to support the Springs of Hope Orphanage, in Kenya. You can find that link on his blog (here). We always encourage charitable giving to the many good causes out there.
When you get ready for the Photowalk, consider challenging yourself with something you wouldn't do. Pick a theme: only people; just architectural details; a specific color; or a shape. Maybe, just limit yourself to one camera and one lens (bonus points if that lens is not a zoom). Pick whatever you desire, but if you go with a specific goal or constraint, you'll challenge your creativity. That isn't a requirement on our walk, just a suggestion.
If you're looking for some interesting night photography, there will be a blood moon over North America, late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, 7/8 October. Our local photography club (link) has monthly themes, and this may work well for this month's theme of Harvest Nights. I may have to try to stay up late, on a school night, to make an attempt on this thing. If you're interested in more information on the event, here is a link to the Wikipedia article.
Finally, if you are an Adobe Creative Cloud member, there are new upgrades coming out as I type. Make sure you check for upgrades the next time you log in. There are some big changes to the mobile programs that look interesting. I'm sure one of us will be writing about them in the near future.
Don't forget to sign up for the 11 October Worldwide Photowalk. You can join Mark and I, in Harpers Ferry, WV, at 0930, beginning at the Amtrak station. You can sign up for our walk here. We hope to see you there. If you can't come to Harpers Ferry, you join one of the other photowalks, in a location near you. Look on the official Worldwide Photowalk page here.