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Leaning into Courage
For most of my life, I've sought leadership positions in anything I do. I've always chalked it up to supportive parents who placed a mantra in my head, "achieving starts with believing." Growing up, I was dyslexic. Seeing life through that lens has always trumped everything else. I had to work very hard to excel at things. But what was natural in my personality was being a leader.
Meet a Team I want you to help me support in the Rebelle Rally; Unbroken Journey
This year I am not able to compete due to a busy work travel schedule. But I couldn’t let that stop me from feeling a part of the 2018 Rally. I’m very excited to pull your attention to two teams I and Team Fast ’n Curious have invested in. These are women facing personal challenges and their own doubts and fears about competing in the Rally. What makes them stand out is in the face of some very real challenges, they seek to help and inspire others through their efforts. They seek nothing in return other than for more opportunity to help others. This inspires me.
Giving Your Photos to the World & Learning to Critique
For the last hour you sweated over as many details in your photo edit you could. You probably should have spent weeks looking at your photo and editing as you went, but no, you want to get this masterpiece out to the world. But just before you hit the “enter” key, your palms break out in a sweat. Your face turns flush and you suddenly are being brow beaten by your internal voice telling you the trolls with have a blast with this one.
Editor's Note ~ Photographer's Soul
Here you have, before you, the first issue of what I hope will be an educational and rewarding exploration of how we see photographs. Not as the viewer but as the creator, and not from me as a teacher (Because I’m not) but as a seeker.
The Allegory & Metaphor in Pixels ~ Kris Vockler
Metaphors and allegories you say? There are those in the photo world who firmly plant two feet and say the best photographs are the ones that are technically perfect and sharp. I contend that they are not. Some may feel this way, and that is just fine. I'm drawn to the photos with less focus and less than optimal aperture settings. The shots that give me the greatest joy to create and view are the ones that tell a story. That story may be an emotion, and with luck it's a metaphor or even an allegory.