Good Morning Everybody,
First off, a great big "Thank you" for all the nice Christmas wishes from our DPT readers - much appreciated!
I hope everybody had a great holiday. We sure did. In fact we have a few more days planned with friends this week too. You know those holidays, the celebrations just keep on coming ;~) .
Hey gang, just some quick news about the upcoming new year for me. Personally, we are changing directions around my studio for the next year. I'm planning to put more of my attention to training, writing, and my fine art endeavors.
Expanded Training Coming Your Way!
I find I really enjoy the training and writing and plan to make that a bigger part of my life. The training and writing will continue to be wedding, portrait, and business centric. That means things should stay pretty much the same on my blog. We are looking to expand on that whole concept - more later. All that should be really good news to our DPT readers out there.
Taking A Road Less Traveled
I'm also planning to spend more time pursuing my interests in fine art and landscape photography. That's always been a secret love of mine and I think it's time to take it to the next level. You know, too many people put off what they want to do for too long and then they die - sounds harsh, but it's true.
LaDawn and I have discussed this for the last couple of years and next year is the year we make our move. Hey, and you guys and gals get to come along for the journey too - it should be fun.
Multi Day On Location Workshops Coming Your Way
On the lecture front, we are planning something different too. We still have our 2011 Master Class scheduled - BTW, there are only two seats left so if you are interested in nabbing one of them give the studio a call at 800.292.2994 to reserve yours.
The plan for 2011 is to take a smaller yet similar multiple day Master Class on the road. We are planning four classes around the country for next year and maybe one or two out of the country. We are working on the schedule as we speak. Stay tuned to DPT for further developing details. I'm really looking forward to see how this new endeavor continues to develop.
Big News In The Air – A New Book Waiting In The Wings!
And lastly, I'm taking DPT to 3 days a week. Wait, wait - here's why. I hear over and over that I'm a crazed blogger with 1200 word posts 5 days a week. People tell me they just don't have time to keep up. The new schedule should make it easier to do just that. And don't worry, you'll still be seeing Technique Tuesday and Business Day Thursday for sure. And on the third day, who knows, I'll surprise ya' ;~)
But there is another reason too and it's the most important reason - here's why I’m cutting back the blog from 5 days to 3 days. I'm beginning a second book next year - working title: "What Makes An Image Beautiful?". I'll spend the two days I'm not blogging still at the computer working on the book.
I want to take what I started in "Captured By The Light" and take it to a whole new level. Yes, it will be written in the same style as my first book "Captured... was written - lots of step by step techniques, tons of diagrams, and all brand new images! If you have a few ideas for the new book, just let me know. Who knows you;re ideas may make it in my second book - just post your suggestions, ideas… in the Comments section below.
When am I starting the new book? Next week, as a matter of fact. We head to Florida on Friday for 12 days of no studio interruptions or distractions so I can get a good start on the writing. So gang, that's about it - lots of changes and new directions to explore on the horizon for next year. I sure hope you'll join me for the adventures!
Hey gang, that it's for me today. We've got a slow business week around here and we are looking forward to it. Have a great day today and I'll see you tomorrow for another episode of Technique Tuesday: Environmental Portraits
See ya' then, David
PS – cool Quick Hits coming later this week.