Friday, March 20, 2015


After an exciting and busy week in Cuba, I have been delighting in a more leisurely pace. While away, I took approximately 1,000 photos each day. We had three review sessions and our fearless leader Peter Turnley had the task of picking our "best" and whittling them down to 15 per student. Several of my shots taken on the last photo day made the final cut. Did I get better or did I just not give a damn anymore? I was exhausted. But I also took Peter's comments to heart. This is the second workshop I've taken from a master photographer (thank you, Sean Duggan) and I'm looking forward to the next one. The learning curve is tremendous and it's not about camera equipment; once again, it's about learning to see

I'm glad it is Friday, but I still wish I was in Cuba. Adios muchachos, and have a great weekend.


  1. 1000 photos a day! Wow. I can't imagine what that must be like, to go through that many pics to find the few you would want to keep.

  2. Thank goodness for digital. Loved the photographs.

  3. "Learning to see" The perpetual heart of every artist and always ongoing.

    1. so true, Michael. Technique will only take you so far in any visual art, you have to really see in order to capture and express.

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    1. Yes, feel as well. Cuba was the perfect place to practice that, since the people were so damned friendly and kind.


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