Donny's Ramblings

Back in the Saddle Again

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Besides photographing cars, I’ve taken a hiatus from any work that’s photographic in nature. I just needed a break.

As of a few days ago, that has changed. I’ve blown the dust off the lights and have begun shooting again. My plan is to build a real portfolio now, rather than a “porn” portfolio. When I told my friend David about it his exact response was:

Good for you, Donny. Photography is a wonderful way to express yourself artistically, and it is good exercise for the body, mind, soul, and spirit!

If you live within 50 miles of Redding or Chico and would like to have portraits shot of you or your family, please let me know. I’ll volunteer my time and equipment. Any prints you want are on you, though. I’m up for senior pictures or weddings too. Until I have a decent portfolio developed, I won’t be charging anything.

I also plan to start heading out into nature and seeing what I can find.

I’ve shot a few things already. It feels good.

8 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle Again

  1. That’s so awesome, Donny! If I were closer I would definitely take you up on the offer! God Bless and good luck

  2. That’s so awesome, Donny! If I were closer I would definitely take you up on the offer! God Bless and good luck

  3. Donny,

    With the single exception of the pursuit of a closer relationship with Jesus Christ (which, as I know, you prioritize), you could not find an endeavor that would be better suited to enhance your spiritual growth.

    Photography is the most influential medium of our modern era. No other form of communication or expression has done as much to transform our sense of self and our society as has photography.

    Photography surrounds us: sports, news, fashion, advertising, fine arts, and family photographs. Photography permeates every aspect of life. I can not imagine a world without photography.

    – David

  4. Donny,

    With the single exception of the pursuit of a closer relationship with Jesus Christ (which, as I know, you prioritize), you could not find an endeavor that would be better suited to enhance your spiritual growth.

    Photography is the most influential medium of our modern era. No other form of communication or expression has done as much to transform our sense of self and our society as has photography.

    Photography surrounds us: sports, news, fashion, advertising, fine arts, and family photographs. Photography permeates every aspect of life. I can not imagine a world without photography.

    – David

  5. This may be a total nerd question, but I am curious as to what equipment you shoot with?

    Mike T

  6. This may be a total nerd question, but I am curious as to what equipment you shoot with?

    Mike T

  7. Mike,

    I have a Nikon D1x. I also have a pocket camera: Fuji Z5.

    As for lighting, I gave all the good stuff to Belinda, keeping only one set of ProFotos. I sold those on eBay. So now, when I want to light something, I use the Novatrons I gave to my best friend John. Fortunately for me he’s nice enough to let me use those.

    He also lets me use his Nikon D70 if I so desire.

    But back to lighting: I plan to buy some alien bee’s pretty soon. They’re cheap, portable, and reliable.

  8. Mike,

    I have a Nikon D1x. I also have a pocket camera: Fuji Z5.

    As for lighting, I gave all the good stuff to Belinda, keeping only one set of ProFotos. I sold those on eBay. So now, when I want to light something, I use the Novatrons I gave to my best friend John. Fortunately for me he’s nice enough to let me use those.

    He also lets me use his Nikon D70 if I so desire.

    But back to lighting: I plan to buy some alien bee’s pretty soon. They’re cheap, portable, and reliable.

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