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Harvard Offering Free Photography Course

I am always looking for new ways to improve my photography. When I was learning it was trial and error at first. Then I was fortunate to learn from a guy I met while living in South Korea. He gave three friends and I lessons one year. I learned a lot, but still do not consider myself quite a professional. There is still so much I want to learn. Then I saw this:

Harvard Is Putting Its Photography Classes Online For Free

What a better place to learn than from one of the most prestigious universities in the world. And it is free. There are 12 modules that teach you everything from light, exposure, to software tools. There is a lot to learn here for anyone I think, and as soon as I am finished writing my master’s thesis, I plan on taking the course to see what I can learn.

If anyone decides to take the course in the near future, please let me know what you think of it. I’m really interested in taking it but will not be able to get to it till at least this summer.

Happy New Year!!

Sunset along the Mississippi River in New Orleans

Happy New Year!

While many people look at 2016 as the year that took so many celebrities, I would rather look at it as a year in which I was fortunate to travel to two new states, drive the Alcan Highway, and see 10 new national parks (2 in Canada) over the course of the summer.

The new year brings us new opportunity. No matter how you feel 2016 was, it is over now and it is time to move on with a positive outlook on 2017. So whether you want to lose weight, travel more, save money, or start a new job go into it with a positive attitude and make the best of what is to come. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.

While I am not good with resolutions for the new year, well not good at keeping them anyway. I am going to make it a point to do a few things during this trip around the sun. First of all, I want to get outside more. Being outside relieves stress and is definitely something I’d like to do more of. Besides, I tend to have my camera more when I am out. Secondly, I want to try and find the joy in something small every day. Whether that is taking time to just enjoy my coffee, or enjoy somebody’s company with a nice conversation. We do not need huge big moments in our lives to find joy in our lives.

So Happy New Year! Go out, explore, create, and be happy.