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2016 Year in Review

What did I do last year? I had ideas. I had plans. It didn’t go as I expected. This isn’t about current events, politics, or the national and global zeitgeist. 2016 was a tire fire in many ways. I did cross some things off my list. I took a handgun class. Have to follow up…

Self Portrait: Canvas | Missile Mill

One must practice one’s craft. Self portraits may be the best way to learn how to photograph people. It’s also a great way to let off steam when subjects are scarce. Models can be canva… Source: Self Portrait: Canvas | Missile Mill: Painting & Photography missile millphotographyself portraitstudio lighting

LGN 111: Blue Summer

Inside: Broken things; So that wasn’t a stripper convention?; Snorkeling; Look at that water I. Have been gaining weight since Spring. Damn it. On one hand, how could that have possibly happened?  On the other hand, I haven’t been doing much and I haven’t been mindful of what I’m eating. So that’s how that happened.

What Camera Should You Buy?

What kind of camera should you buy? A few people have asked me what camera I recommend. To which I have two questions for you: What’s your price range? (Most people say around $200.) What do you want to use it for? (Most people say everything.) TL;DR Here’s the TLDR (too long, didn’t read). You…

On Being Creative and Making a Living

Inside: I’m a bad creative community member; Creating for free; Fame and fortune; Why I don’t want to do weddings; InstaRant I am the world’s worst businessman. Did I break a social contract the other day? jazzTruth: Minimum Wage http://jazztruth.blogspot.com/2013/10/minimum-wage.html Slaves of the Internet, Unite! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/opinion/sunday/slaves-of-the-internet-unite.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 And yet another! Wow. This sounds horrible. http://dcist.com/2013/08/metro_performers_arent_showing_up_t.php I…

Into the Wild

Inside: Why is this a thing?; Yoga hippies; Temperament for freedom; Revelation and then an idea I watched “Into the Wild”. I have mixed feelings about that whole thing. There have been two stories in the news over the past year(?) or so about two young guys — separate incidents — who were fascinated with…