It has been a lovely winter thus far in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada. With so many photographers on the go, it seems nearly impossible at times to stay ahead of the game, but the majority of us do have day time jobs besides the photography, so I feel blessed that way. I just wish I could do photography/videography full time. That would be the dream. The dream right now would be to travel and get paid to do it. A lot of times, it is who you know to be in that type of situation. There are times when I dream of just talking to someone who could make that possible. Ah yes, another dream right there .... being at the right place at the right time. I do really enjoy it and I think this is the longest that I have stuck with something that I have an interest in. I tend to get bored quite easily. That is why I do not choose one area of photography and stick with it. I like to venture into different areas. Alas, my son will be home from school shortly, so I must sign off. Until next time, happy snapping!
Well, it's been awhile since I've posted on my blog. I was hoping that my blog would have been as popular as Hank's blog on Corner Gas! I am still enjoying photography, but hard at times to get motivated to go outside and shoot, but when I do, I feel so good capturing the images that I do.
I used to read quite a bit about photography on different sites, but not so much anymore. There are quite a few photographers out there who are quite brutal in their 'help' that they give to people who are new to photography. The attitude of, I'm better than all others out there, is quite sickening, if I am to be honest about it. When I began my journey into photography, there were very few willing to help and the negativity of some photographers doesn't help either. I decided at that point to learn on my own. It has been an adventure and always something new to learn.
The Truth and Reconciliation process has been a long time in the making and will also be a long process. Attempting to bring education to the masses will not be easy, but it will all be worthwhile in the end. The Residential School System was brutal and cruel - assimilation, which did not succeed. My heart goes to all of those families who were torn apart and in many cases, lost their identity as a people. Those who judge this, probably will never know the negative impact that this had on a culture and I do not wish this upon anyone, but I am hoping that education will be the stepping stone to a better understanding.