Go Confidently In the Direction Of Your Dreams…
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.-Henry David Thoreau
If you’re not familiar with Thoreau, you can read more about him here. For a quick history, he was a writer/poet in the 1800s who lived his life exploring the philosophies of nature and life that enthralled him so much. He lived most of his life living a solitary life in the woods, surrounded by nature. Some considered him to be a hermit, but those reflecting on his life can see through his journals and other writings that he was a man who got more pleasure out of his life than most others. By staying on a path of exploration that he was passionate about and gathering his ideas and musings throughout his life in his writing, he did what most of us only wish.
He lived the life he wanted and created his own happiness by staying on the life path that he was drawn to. Amazing!
Tip of the day for bloggers/photographers:
Underplay the background using your aperture on your camera.
Choosing the widest aperture at the time of capture, in doing so lets the viewer focus on what is important…not the background.
You should try and make your background less distracting if it doesn’t lend to an interesting view.
Example: the photo above. I wanted the attention drawn to the beautiful flower not the dead looking bush it was growing on.
Please remember, these are just tips…gifts…really given to help you! This is what works for myself, but if you are not comfortable with any of the suggestions…then please don’t feel like you have to do them. We are all made to be different and no two people will see the world exactly the same, especially artists. Take what you feel comfortable to grow and get out of your comfort zone and leave the rest alone.
Do you know I have taken SO many educational courses in my lifetime. But have probably only applied 1/3 of what I have been taught! I print all tips and classes out to review and try when I am ready to do so at a later time in life.
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Go confidently in your dreams today!
PS…if you have time today…check out these other two posts…I think you will love them.
All of these posts, I have used Kim Klassens textures.
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