Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Newfoundland Facebook Covers

I've had so many people on Facebook use my Newfoundland landscape photography as timeline covers over the last couple of years that I thought I'd upload some formatted for that very purpose. If you'd like to use one all you got to do is “share” the image and then from the bottom right of the page, select “Options” and then “Make Cover”. 

“Pink Sky's over St John's” 
St John's Newfoundland Photography

I've uploaded 55 so far and if I get a good response I'll upload more. There may even be images no one has ever seen before! Click here for the link

So if your an expatriate, living in Newfoundland or just love the place feel free to use these images on your Facebook page. All I ask is that you share and give a link back to me.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Your first 10,000 photos

In order to learn and become proficient at any craft you need experience. One theory on how to become an “expert” is known at the “10,000 Hour Rule”.  This concept has been attribitued to people such as Wayne Gretzky, Bill Gates,and Yo-Yo Ma.

As far as photographers go, legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson put it simply: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”


The number here is merely arbitrary and is used to make a point. In order to be good at something you have to practice, for some of us more, for others less. No doubt the more you do something the better you become at it. As a photographer you have to get out and shoot and spend time listening and learning. 

Through experience skills are developed and these skills allow you to more deeply explore and bring out your creative side, the artists in you! Happy shooting!

 Thank You for stopping by!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Latest Autumn Ever

I always look forward to fall photography. In my area, the northeast Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland, the autumn colours go on display during the month of October and are usually gone by the months end.

Fall at Bowring Park St John's Newfoundland Photography

This year it's different and in the second week of November there are areas around, by rivers, which are still in bloom. I shot these photographs in early November, technically the second week of the month. After posting on facebook one local lady replied “My roses are blooming for the fourth time this year!! Who would have thought in Nfld in November”!!

Fall at Bowring Park St John's Newfoundland Photography

Because of greenhouse gas arctic ice is disappearing and global temperatures continue to rise and you have to wonder what are we leaving to our children and grandchildren?

Maybe there is somthing we can do. A little more recycling perhaps. By walking to the store instead of driving, your helping the environment and your health. We could empower ourselves in many ways as well as call upon our political leaders for action.

Do it for our children and grandchildren.

Thank you for stoppping by!