I love what I do and I love emails like this one I received today.
“Congratulations! TeraBella Media is pleased to announce that one of your images has been chosen as a Merit Winner recipient in our “Fall Landscape” photo competition …”
The merit winner is:
I have loved my “October Morning” photograph from the moment I saw the results of the shoot. I made this using the medium-format film, toy camera known as a Holga. It is primitive, plastic and leaks light all over the place. But, I do love it and I highly recommend its use in teaching photography. Using the Holga or the Diana requires knowledge of the science of photography. (It also requires a willingness to give over control to a plastic thingie with a mind of its own.)
The morning I made this shot, I made another of my best-sellers, also a Holga photograph. With my little sister, Missy, as a model, I shot what I came to title “Future Perfect Tense.” Like “October Morning,” “FPT” is one of my top-selling images.
Before I get carried away on my adoration of the cheap, plastic, light-leaking HOLGA, I want to tell you that another of my photographs, not a Holga, earned an honorable mention in the fall landscape contest.
“Two Leaves,” which I made two years ago while walking around the lake at Mt. Gretna, earned the HM. What I love about this photograph is the simplicity. I remember having felt peaceful when I made the shot and related shots that November afternoon.