It is time, actually the time is long overdue, for me to re-energize my blog which has laid relatively dormant for way too long.
A Bit of History
Some of you may recall that I began with a blog entitled “It’s My Nature: Photography by Ed Vatza”. I posted almost daily, sharing new images, random thoughts, etc. The blog eventually evolved into a website (www.itsmynaturephotography.com) which several years later morphed into www.edvatza.com. For the record, I continue to own the itsmynaturephotography.com url and it will seamlessly take you to edvatza.com. Along the way, I discovered Facebook, started a page there and started posting on almost a daily basis. With the website and Facebook taking up chunks of my time, the blog sort became the ugly step child and was ignored. I would post there in fits and starts but never have gotten back to a regular posting schedule. Until now!
Why Bring Back the Blog?
Good question. I’m glad I asked. I have things to say, ideas to share that just don’t fit on Facebook or on my website. I want a venue to talk about workshops I have led recently as well as upcoming workshops. I want a venue to share special techniques I have been developing over time. I want a venue to talk about the projects I am currently working on, where they came from and more importantly where they are headed in the future. Yes, I am writing some of these things for me. But I also truly believe they are things that can be very helpful and very interesting to you as well.
What are Some of the Topics that I Want to Share?
Some of the topics I will share here on my blog are ones that I have been asked to share as a guest blogger on other sites. I think it is time to share my thoughts on sunrise photography and my “Morning Becomes Electric” project. I am a morning person and love to shoot sunrises. I want to share some of what I have learned over the years including the best times to capture vibrant sunrise colors, what to look for when planning your early morning forays, the use of HDR for sunrises, the use of filters such as the the reverse GND to accentuate the color, and so on. I also want to share what I have been working on with my “Soft Petals” flower project including the use of the Lensbaby Soft Focus optic and particularly the Cokin Center Spot filters with macro lenses. I want to share my thoughts on utilizing the skills acquired as a landscape photographer for street photography. I want to talk about “devolution” in terms of the gear I use for street photography – moving from the DSLR to a Point-and Shoot. And that just scratches the tip of the iceberg.
Well I did say that I want to talk about me a bit too. I’m not going to lie about it. There are some exciting things happening here at Ed Vatza Photography. More workshops are coming up this Fall along the New Jersey shore, in the Hudson River Valley and back up in Acadia (ME). I have one and maybe two exhibits that I am working on in New York City. I’m being invited to write some guest blogs. I will be speaking at camera clubs around the mid-Atlantic region, and so on.
So Stay Tuned!
I will be adding new blog entries on a weekly basis… sometimes more frequently. I hope you will find my posts useful, helpful, and interesting. And if you do, please let your photo friends know. I will be forever grateful. Take care, my friends. Til I see you again!