I’m continuing to work to develop my photography skills in The Arcanum, the online community that matches master photographers with apprentice groups for a unique learning process through work and feedback. At Level 11, I submitted 9 new images, received feedback and re-edited a few to improve them. My Level 11 album is below.
The first 6 images are day lilies from my neighbor Katie Lane’s garden. They are each cultivars that she produced and has blooming this summer. I went over each day for about 2 weeks to see what was blooming and take pictures of her beautiful flowers. We were very pleased with the way they turned out! BTW, I have 6 more to edit.
The final three images are something new for me… landscapes. It’s an area that I plan to develop this summer and fall, with trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Australia/New Zealand sure to provide plenty of scenery.
The final bit of news is that my master photographer and mentor, Mark Helm, has retired from the Arcanum. I was sorry to see him go, since I learned so much from him and the other members of our group. I have been accepted into a new group, with photographer and cinematographer Gina DeGirolama. I’m excited about it, since she is willing to coach me on videography as well as photography.
I hope you enjoy my photos.