What exactly do I do when it comes to photography?

It is very difficult to define it - even to myself....

I do keep coming back to the light ..

drawing with light...
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light"[2] and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing",[3] together meaning "drawing with light".[4]" 

To see where we're going...

Communications ...current Curricula and social media

I continue to see blog posts, articles, speeches, nay-sayers, etc. expounding on the evils and detriment of life - regarding social media and specifically Facebook.

Can we also accept that this 'new' communication medium is here to stay and has increased our sphere of influence, our life experience...deepened relationships and opened new doors?

..there is tremendous value in that.

If you want to see where we are headed, pay attention to what is being taught to our children...and their children.

Go ahead...Google "College curriculum communications"

See what comes up.

(Photo taken at the Frankie Lemmon Center in Raleigh / Open house Thanksgiving. An organization devoted to children with special needs)

Curriculum Definition: "The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college"

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share" [1]) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions or commands, as by speech, non-verbal gestures, writings, behavior and possibly by other means such as electromagnetic, chemical or physical phenomena and smell. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more participants (machines, organisms or their parts).[2][3] (Wikipedia)


Keeping the connections strong..side by side or face to face...spending the time to connect with each other..

Taking the time to do so in ... whatever form

A priority.


Photography is a language... learning to use it is a process.

I won't write too many original blog posts...

but what I will do is share other posts / thoughts ...  that resonate with me....

"Knowing photography is like being multilingual. It's not an end-all. It's an ability, like any other. You can hang out a shingle announcing your multi-lingualness and offer to multi-ling stuff for people and that's fine. But being multilingual is much, much more powerful as a secondary skill that leverages other abilities."

Ecosystems 101: Photography as a Catalyst


Spring in North Carolina

Spring has sprung - temps are cool, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping - and reproducing...

'Spring cleaning' had to come from shaking out the dust and cobwebs of winter to make things feel as fresh and new as nature is doing...


Youth and vigor

Finding fresh energy

If you find yourself struggling to get with the 'program'...

Find a young person and spend some time with them.

Another way to follow the light...

"In India the right way for a person to go is known as their Dharma, and "right" means that the whole universe is organizing your way forward. To many people this sounds like a mystical idea, and yet all of us can say, at one time or another, that things turned out in an unexpected way beyond our control. The biggest obstacle to finding your Dharma is ego...
The ego stumbles to stay connected to a person's Dharma. You have to learn that your biggest allies along the way are instinct, intuition, staying true to yourself, standing up for your truth, and self-awareness. Your adversaries are naked ambition, blind competitiveness, self-importance, a craving for status, and following second-hand opinions as if they are your truth."
Deepak Chopra, MD

by S.hughes Imaging / Sandra Hughes Benton

by S.hughes Imaging / Sandra Hughes Benton