How to Succeed in Photography

This quote was given to a group of us by Al Weber. I suspect he wrote it but it is by author "Quoteman" 

"Be well-read. Be curious about everything. Look at art constantly. Figure out who you are. Never advise others about success in photography. Whenever you encounter a rule, break it just to see what happens. Don't be a jerk. Pick subjects you are obsessed with. Chase them endlessly. Do what you say you'll do. Surprise yourself at least once a day. Keep secrets. Confuse art with life. Work ceaselessly. Be aware that work does not happen through inspirations, work happens through work. Memorize the words of artist Chuck Close: "I always say that inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work." --Quoteman

Nik Collection for Lightroom Users, Aug 9 - Sep 20, 2017, Wed 1-4PM

This class is advertised for Lightroom users but the Nik plugin works the same way in Photoshop. We will explore each one of the Nik Collections and get creative with images. color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, Dfine. Come and spend the end of summer and the beginning of fall in this creative class and have some fun while learning. The fee is $150. Register online at or call a human at 831-646-6580. See you there. Barbara

Embrace the Patina

Youghal Angel by Barbara Moon

Youghal Angel by Barbara Moon

All of my life I have been drawn to the last stages of life, whether it was roses drying, fall leaves, rust, discarded items, well used items, the past.....cemeteries, and now I find that I have joined the cycle of the slow process we all face of the gradual beautification of a life lived......embrace the patina, accept the beauty of rust, create a place where these things have meaning instead of fear, love your fall and winter. It is your story, be the good storyteller of your life and cherish what you leave behind as your patina.