They may hear what you are saying, but are they listening? Is it just noise or does it stir something? We’re pretty good at filtering noise, whether it’s sound or something visual. That’s a good thing. You can’t focus on everything. It also means we are being filtered out if we are just making noise.
FEBRUARY 24 AFTERNOON 2:00-4:30 LEARNING LIGHTROOM Taking great photos is the first step. Processing them yourself adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment. Lightroom allows us to quickly and easily polish our photos and make them look much better than the way they come out of the camera. There are two version of Lightroom. Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC which is a simplified, cloud-based version of the original Lightroom. This workshop is for Lightroom Classic. We go at a good […]
Bridget Wingert had a vision to create a local paper in the early 2000’s when other newspapers were starting their slow decline. She made it happen and it’s still happening. The Bucks County Herald, based in Lahaska, PA serves up local news throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA and is even expanding its reach into neighboring Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in NJ. I’ve done my share of photojournalism and watched as papers round the country shed their staff. The business […]
Hunterdon Places is a photo project open to all photographers: kids and adults, amateurs and pros. It isn’t a contest but rather a big collaborative project among people who love to take photos. The idea is for everyone to photograph in the same locations during the same time and see what we create together. The shoot will take place during Earth Day Weekend, April 21st and 22nd, 2018. The locations are the twelve incorporated municipalities of Hunterdon County, NJ. Below […]
I figure we are all thriving in one way or another. It’s mostly a matter of degree and where we are looking.
Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer five thoroughly enjoyable photo workshops at its studio in Frenchtown NJ during February 2018. Each workshop is two and one half hours long with time for questions at the end. The cost is only $59 for each workshop or any two workshops for $99. If you bring a friend you each receive $10 off each workshop ($49 instead of $59). You will receive $20 off if you both take two workshops together ($79 instead of […]
I’m a TED fan (sometimes a TED junky). It’s fun listening to smart speakers giving scientific credence to folk wisdom. One of my favorites was that you get what you expect. “Why you don’t get what you want; it’s not what you expect” https://youtu.be/FwLeiY5f7sI, by Dr. Jennice Vilhauer. If you want the best but expect worst, guess what?
When it’s satisfying, it feels good. If it feels good, it’s fun. Even when it’s work. (I wonder why there isn’t a verb form of the word fun.) Work, work, work. If work was fun, they’d call it fun, right? Fun and games. Not even games are all fun, though. Technically, work is the process of transferring energy from one place to another (work=force x distance). But who’s counting? Fun is the process of living life fully. (Even when it’s work.)
Or at least we hope they are. Being visible is good, being noticed is even better. We all love to see, especially things that make us feel good. We live in a visual world full of visual media. It matters what you put out there for others to see. The intent of marketing is to create a positive emotional response. In other words, making people feel good. Show us your best foot. Make us feel good. We’ll notice.
I photograph fairly often for Hunterdon County at its special events and I especially like being at the yearly reorganizational meeting. I’ve gotten to know and really respect these people. They are focused on making Hunterdon County the best it can be. We all know this and appreciate what they do. Below Matt Holt, 2018 Director, speaks to a packed room about the Freeholders’ vision for Hunterdon County.