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For the past 10 years (or more) I have been working on a book called “Reflections for My Soul”. This book shows the emotions that I experienced while dealing with a Stage 1 Breast Cancer diagnosis at the age of 34 and then again at 37 and how I was able to save my “soul/sanity” through photography. This blog was created to go along with the book.
I finished the book so many times and I never seem to be able to move forward to the publishing phase. It never seemed “good enough”, or it was “too sad” or “pictures aren’t perfect”. There was always a reason as to why it did not truly get finished.
I have vowed that I will be publishing “Reflections for My Soul” no later that January 2018. In order for me to keep this vow I need your help. You ask how can you help? Well that is easy. What I need are questions that you would ask or were hesitant to ask a person going through and surviving a health threat. No question is to invasive or irrelevant.
“Reflections for My Soul” will not be a pity party type of book but one that shows how I saved my soul/sanity through photography.
Once I get your questions I will answer them within my story and hopefully have one or two of you to review it and give me your opinion on things to change or to let me know it works.
Please bring on the questions!
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ps I hope you like my experiment into still life.
“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
by Ralph Hattersley
These two here are always fussing. You would never believe that one is 11 and the other 4. They argue as if they are the same age. I tell Caila all the time “Why are you having an argument with a 4-year-old?”. She never has an answer.
I like how I was finally able to capture a peaceful moment between them without being directed to “be nice”.
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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
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I am still taking the photography course with NYIP and gaining more confidence working in manual mode.. I took this photo the other day and I think it came out pretty good.
Settings: Sony a65-SLTV, 60mm, OFC set 128 and 64 (not sure for this image), 1/200, F/7.1, 800 ISO.
Is there anything that I could have done differently to improve on this image?
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