Well, it's September 1st. Few more days and school starts. It's been an interesting summer. I hoped for something better, but weather didn't really help me do what I wanted to do. On the other hand, seeing family was a good thing.
Few more days and I'll be back to being busy 24/7. Bought my textbooks today, should be here in Friday. I love Amazon Prime.
I finally renewed my membership to NPPA. My plan is to focus all my attention on photography and writing (journalism) this coming year. I've done a lot of side work (event planning and few other things), but I need to focus more on photography. That is my career, my life. So I will be reducing non-related work; most likely eliminating it completely. I need to put in 110%, there's no other way.
I got 2 great classes I'm looking forward to: Photojournalism 1 and Newswriting. The other 2 classes are Ethics of Photojournalists and History of Photography.
On another note, I've added few new images to my prints store and few on Flickr. Hope you enjoy those.
Lastly, I was in NYC last week due to some family issues. I found some time to actually stop by Bronx Zoo. I've got a lot of photographs to go through. One thing I realized is that I need a better telephoto lens. I got Zigma 70-300 f3.5. It's not a bad lens, but it's not fast enough in low lighting conditions. My shutter speed was lower than I would like even with higher ISO. Clearly I need to invest money (that I don't have right now) to be able to get photographs that I want.
I'm hoping to stop by my local Seneca Zoo this week. But this time I'll check out a nice fast Canon lens from my school, so I don't sacrifice anything and get shots that I want… in focus!