Happy New Year Everybody!
My wish to each and everyone one of you reading this post today is that, regardless of how your 2012 unfolded, I wish you the absolute best for 2013!
As Dylan Says: The Times, They Are a-Changin’
2012 was a year of transition for LaDawn and I and 2013 promises to offer more of the same. We are “adjusting” things at the studio to eventually slow things down a bit. I want to spend less time working on the day-to-day studio activities and redirect my focus more to writing, teaching, traveling, and shooting with emphasis on landscape, fine art, and abstract images.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not getting out of the wedding/portrait business. But we have decided to shoot for only my VIP clients – that is clients we have worked with in the past. I still love the wedding day “chase”. I continue to relish capturing images that tell the entire story of the day. I still get “goose bumps" composing my dramatically exciting images for my brides. And I still love creating images that my clients will cherish forever.
Time To Visit Some Old friends
But it’s time to move on with so many other things I still want to do photographically with my life. Have you ever told yourself that you need to visit that old friend that moved away so many years ago but you never get around to it and then hear that they have passed away? That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling these last few years. I was fortunate to visit “old friends”, that is projects I’ve been putting off for too long because life, business, work, something always got in the way.
This past year we traveled almost 5 months of the year and 3 months of that travel was for pleasure. My goal is to see the world and we saw a lot of it traveling over 25,000 miles last year! I’m happy to say that we’ve already scheduled 3 months of travel (so far) for 2013. God and the pixels willing, we’ll expand on that time too ;~)
New Energy For DigitalProTalk
Does that mean that I’m giving up on my beloved DPT blog? Not really, but I will be making changes to my posting schedule. As you’ve probably noticed, it seems I’ve come out of hibernation to get today’s blog up and online ;~) Remember those old friends I was talking about earlier – I’ve been spending a little more time with them instead of hitting the keyboard for two or more hours everyday. Personally, the break has been centering, re-energizing, and much needed.
My thanks for so many of my DPT readers that go out of their way to say “Thank You” for all the time, effort and information shared here at DPT. Your words and thoughts are very much appreciated – I really mean that. My plan is to continue posting to DPT, but not on a daily basis.
There is so much great content on-line these days, much more than was available 5 years ago when I started DPT. It’s really impossible for us to keep up with all of it. If I can give our DPT readers “solid gold nuggets” of information on a semi-regular basis two things happen. It gives you a reason to stop back and it gives me an opportunity to explore so many other exciting life possibilities which, of course, I will share with my DPT readers.
Resolve To Be A Moment Catcher
So, let me end with how I began – Happy New Year Everyone! May all of us accept the changes, challenges, and blessings this new year will surely offer each and everyone of us. May we be strong when we need to be and bend with the wind when necessary.
May we not miss even one of the special moments 2013 is sure to present to us. Missing those moments - soft breezes, beautiful sunsets, butterfly kisses, warm hugs, loving glances, a special embrace from a loved one are simple too valuable to let pass by. Treasure each one and promise yourself to be the best “moment catcher” you possible can be for 2013. With those thoughts in mind, 2013 could be the best year ever for all of us.
Happy New Year Everybody! -David