Today’s Inspiration: Springtime & Dave Black…

Oh hello wonderful sixty degrees!  I’m so glad to see you again.  It’s been a while and you’ve been greatly missed!  I can feel it outside… spring is definitely on it’s way.  Everyone seems a little happier.  There is a new energy in the air – a feeling of excitement – an end to hibernation.  I remember when the winter was first approaching and I was wondering how the hell I’d manage to take pictures every day for four months in the bitter cold and snow – everything grey and dead.  It seemed so unappealing – so bleak.  But with twenty-four photos to go in my 365 project and the winter coming to an end, I’m thinking this project will go out with a bang!  I’m feeling a little reinvigorated!!

Speaking of reinvigoration … I just got home from a photography workshop at Adorama tonight that completely blew my mind!! The photographer is Dave Black.  He’s most well-known for his incredible sports photography, but he has also recently started working with this technique called light painting, which he taught us about tonight.  It is different from the technique I’ve seen before (also called light painting), where you actually draw with light with a slow shudder speed to create lines and shapes with the light.  It is sort of complicated to describe – so you should read about it on his website.  The shots are incredible!!  They look like a blend between photography and painting.  Here is an example:

Light Painting by Dave Black (

Anyway, I can’t wait to try it this weekend!!  Totally inspired!  I got chills during his slideshow – the photos were so magical.

Here’s my photo from yesterday:

Photo 341 out of 365 – “Susan”

"Susan" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/2.5, 1/60 sec, 50mm lens

This is my dear friend Susan over lunch at Baby Bo’s yesterday.  The photo is a little blown out – but I sort of like it like that.  It makes her look so warm and slightly angelic.  Hi Susan!  🙂

Now once again it’s ten o’clock and I’m ready to couch flop!


2 thoughts on “Today’s Inspiration: Springtime & Dave Black…

  1. I like that picture too!! You are just a few hours from spring and me, from autumn … so you´ll hear about my changes of moods (sensitive to weather conditions) and I´ll hear about you blossoming together with the flowers!!
    I´m really interested about painting with light … it always amazes me but I don´t know where to start …

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