It's amazing to me when daily I keep having lessons in life. When you think you have a grasp on a subject, then take the time to chat with someone you've known forever and realize you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Today, I had the priviledge of hanging with dear friends, Norman and Debby Swafford. Norm actually started taking my picture when I was 14-years-old. Norm has been following the progress of my photography for months and he's been critiquing me and giving me advice at least once a week. Years ago, he asked me to come down and shoot with me and told me he'd give me some pointers.....WELL....today was the day!
It was amazing to work with a TRUE artist. Norm is also a teacher. It was so cool to actually have a complete explanation of what I've just been doing and on occasion, it actually turning out. I learned so much today....of course, got a list of "must have's!" It was really a magical day as I actually feel like I'm beginning to get the "picture in the frame!"
I think with the digital world of photography, people buy the digital camera and learn a small amount....just enough to get buy as a photographer. Norm is from the "old school" yet he's totally stayed on-top of learning the digital world of photography as well as photoshop and lightroom! The "old school" side of Norm has a true grasp of what lighting is all about. It's crazy how excited I got to be able to shoot today with a flash.
I so appreciate Norm and Debby for all the advice and am SO looking forward to the future trainings they are giving me! Norm and I are going to work on some projects together, as well! Stay tuned to see some of my new work.
Norm Swafford and me! I am so blessed having GREAT friends like he and Deb!