Buying Christmas gifts for the photographer in your life can be tricky. Even when that photographer is YOU!
Oh c’mon. Don’t pretend you don’t snag a few choice items for yourself along the way, thinking no one will notice.
I see you.
Honey, I AM you!
That’s why I decided to put this list together with both you AND them in mind. They’ve been great… and you’ve been AWESOME this year! You both deserve a li’l sumthin-sumthin. 😉
One of my parameters in making this list: no “photography poodles”. Meaning: no lens mugs, flower lens caps or macrame camera straps. No photography jewelry or kitchy t-shirts. Plenty of places to find those, this doesn’t have to be one of them.
Mostly, my idea here is to help get your brain going, get you going in some direction in your gift quest. Small stuff, big stuff… it’s all here. The rule: it all had to be useful. Proven. Some super practical, some just for fun. But all stuff I’d be delighted to get and put to work.
You can also have a gander at my Top 10 Travel Tips for a few things not listed here.
So here we go. I broke it all down into 5 groups: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional and one I’m calling Lady Photographers and Other Humans Continue reading “My 2015 “Gifts For Photographers & Other Humans” Lineup!”
I don’t know if I say it often enough, but I appreciate you. Every single one of you, more than I can say.
You who visit here and leave awesome comments. You’re like family.
You who love. I love you just for that.
You who choose light over darkness. You’re my hero.
You who vote for beauty. I vote for YOU.
You are each like the stars and gift boxes and ornaments and glittery things in the heavens and I could not be more grateful to you.
Thank you for being there, being part of my life.
Know what else? I’m going to take some time off and step awaaaaay from the computer over Christmas. I won’t be posting anything till next week at some point.
I hope you find ways to rest, relax and refresh yourselves – and actually take the opportunity!
Big hugs to all… and oh, I took pictures of a few of you when you weren’t looking. Aren’t you gorrrrgeous? 😀
Do you ever get a craving that never goes away, no matter how much try to ignore it? It just tugs at your sleeve, clears its throat – loudly, hums a little French tune. No matter how many times you stage-whisper “Sssshhhhh!!”… it just smiles and keeps on humming.
Paris is like that for me.
I went there in 2010 for a voiceover job. I mean, how glamorous is THAT? For once, I can say it really was as cool as it sounds. It was a quick trip, not a lot of photo time… but the hubs and I made it count by staying out REEEEALLY late at night. We indulged in wine and chocolate at a romantic cafe on the Champs Elyssee at 2am one night after 8 miles of wandering – and photographing – our way through the streets of Paris. In December. At Christmas – in the City of Light. Ahhh, the stuff legends are made of!
Understandably, I’ve wanted to return every minute since. But I’ve had Spring in mind… and wanted another Perfect Moment event. Hey, a girl can dream!
So when my friend, photographer Valerie Jardin (a native of Normandy, knows Paris like the back of her hand!) invited me to come along to her Paris street photography workshop in May, 2015, how could I say no? I mean, really… how COULD I?
You already know the answer…
Continue reading “Paris, 2015!”