[caption id="attachment_4461" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Night The Moon Bled[/caption]
The longer I live the more I believe that continuing to learn is important. Now, before you laugh at me because I dropped out of school last fall, let me explain just a little bit.
I quit school last fall in large part because I’m a hands on, visual type of guy. Reading a textbook and coming to my own conclusions is downright difficult. If, on the other hand, someone shows me how to do something and I do it on my own a few times, I can learn most anything. [At least I think I can learn most anything. I haven’t tested this to the full extent.]
After I quit school I fully intended to continue to learn. The first couple of months following my exit from the “normal” college system, I found myself in something of a rut. I just didn’t have time to learn. Every day brought work and other things that needed to be done.
And so I started to focus on things that didn’t involve learning. I built a few websites for clients. I started to build a few “brands” of my own. And when I stopped and thought about it all, I realized that I was learning.
We are always learning. Regardless of what it is we are focusing our resources and passions on. We are learning by getting things figured out. We are learning by failing. We are learning. We are doing. We are learning by doing.
[caption id="attachment_4440" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A Twirling Fountain[/caption]
I recently headed over to Amazon and started looking for a camera. Once I found the camera I was looking for I added it to my cart and went looking for a lens… It didn’t take too long to find a nice little lens... Finally I topped it all off by adding an Eye-Fi memory card to the top of my shopping cart.
As I headed over to check out I started to ask myself if I really needed this camera. It was a really good deal on a pretty decent camera! I don’t necessarily love my current set up and I wouldn’t mind thinking about moving to something else.
I decided to give it some time, leave the whole thing in my amazon shopping cart and come back a little while later.
My name is Eldon Yoder and I struggle with G.A.S [Gear Acquisition Syndrome]. It has been 24 days 7 hours and 2 minutes since I acquired any new camera gear.
What I Tell People
A lot of people ask me about cameras and which one they should buy. Usually I tell them to buy a camera that isn't brand new. Take a very serious look at last year’s model, this applies for everything from point and shoots all the way to pro level cameras.
Generally speaking you can save a lot of money and get a camera that will do everything you need it to. Now, if you are on the cutting edge of technology and need 4k uncompressed video for professional purposes, go ahead and get the latest and greatest.
Don't get stuck on the newest shiniest cameras. After all, it isn’t the camera that makes a great image. It’s the photographer.
[caption id="attachment_4418" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Night the Snow Fell[/caption] Hey guys! It's been a little longer than it is supposed to be between blog posts. I've been trying really hard to keep my schedule of Tuesday and Thursday posts here on my personal blog. The first part of this week I was in Virginia Beach with my brother for a strawberry conference. Ever since I've been trying to catch up on a bunch of different things. Meeting Tony Cece While I was in VA Beach, I was honored to spend a couple of hours visiting with a photographer friend of mine, Tony Cece! I've always been impressed with Tony and his work, it was really great to meet him in person. If you don't know...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7zWNmNMxw Good evening everyone! I hope your Tuesday has gone well. Today I want to share with you just a bit about this image. I call it "Snow at Dawn." The truth is that this picture almost didn't happen. The reason: I didn't want to get out of bed. I did however get out of bed, get my camera out of the bag and get out to take some pictures. On Friday I posted a quick video of the edit over on the CorePresets show. Anyway... That's it for today, I will probably be re-purposing some more of my of my content from other places around the web. If you'd like to view the picture itself, feel free to click the image below and view it...
[caption id="attachment_4259" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Light Up The Night [Click the image to view larger][/caption] At the beginning of this year I wrote about some of my goals for 2014. One of the things that I mentioned was that I wanted needed to get in better physical shape. I decided to wait a few weeks to actually start. And now the time has come for me to start a diet and work on getting in better shape. Yesterday was indeed the first day of “The Diet.” I thought I might tell you a little bit about this “journey.” It begins today and I’ll probably give a bit of an update each week. The Diet I’ve tried diets before. I know you have too. For me to...
[caption id="attachment_4221" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sunset Flower Glow[/caption] I had a hard time deciding what to write about today. I started several times, on several subjects before this came. I've decided to discuss exactly "what I do." Partially for your benefit, but mostly for my own. It has become harder to know what to tell people when they ask silly questions. Mostly these questions come in a form like this, “What kind of work do you do Eldon?” Hopefully I can clarify this for you all - and for me too. I Am A Blogger Let’s begin with what you are reading right now. I blog. I’ve been blogging off and on since 2006 or 2007. The first years were really bad. The content I was...