Just three weeks to the 3-Class Series on Digital Photography - ‘First the Camera, Then the Art’ (starts on May 10) - and Spring has finally sprung here on Long Island after the ‘long coldspell’ we endured, complete with four nor’easters within three or four weeks. Don’t get me wrong…winter and snow and thick-iced ponds for skating, it’s all great and gorgeous… if I’m away from here (e.g. Norway, Alaska, Montana, Antarctica), i.e. on vaca, and not responsible for the shoveling, de-icing, scraping, and all. But here, unfortunately, I’ve been turning into a hibernate bear come winter.
For now that’s behind us, and I’m chomping at the bit to get the Outdoor Studio (on my acre in Patchogue, NY) cleaned up, new plants tucked into the Cottage Garden, and areas trimmed out for children to sit and imagine their place in a secret garden. Stone walls, an old vintage bed, the iron gates leading into the woods, the broken down apple tree (nicknamed 'Blossom', because she still blossoms in Spring), make it possible.
Blossom - The Old Apple TreeBlossom has seen loftier days, but still provides fun and interesting vignettes for shoots, and actually still shows off pink blossoms in Spring!
After the first beginner-intermediate series of classes, I’ll be hosting a series where we delve into utilizing what we’ve learned about the camera to learn more about finding the best light for outdoor portraits, and work on posing for children, adults, and groups.
The upcoming classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursdays, but I’ll be available for a half hour before and after each class to answer and troubleshoot issues you may be having with your particular cameras or technique, etc.
The Flower Bed
The Cottage Garden
Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon, and Happy (so very happy) SPRING!
June Jacobsen, Master Photographer, CPP