Photography – Pasadena, Texas and Surrounding Areas

Photography is my passion! And, it has opened many doors for me. Besides exhibiting and selling some of my works, I have also had the opportunity to share my passion with others.

Today, I did just that as I presented at the Pasadena _MG_2065 coSouth Rotary Club meeting in Pasadena, Texas. The interest shared by the group of about 25 business owners and community members fueled me as I shared stories of a few of the photographs I have taken in their area. As a former Rotarian (soon to rejoin the club), I share the desire to network and provide resources for the community.

I appreciate my friend, Rhonda Parmer of Pasadena ISD, for the opportunity to share with the Rotary Club today!





My Photography Passion

I was asked to teach Continuing Education photography class at a local college. I am very honored to be a part of this program. When I look back on my photography experience, it is easy to remember when I developed a passion for photography.

From the time I was eight years old, I wanted to take pictures. Mostly, I loved seeing the collections of old photographs my grandmothers on both sides of my family had collected. Those old photographs always lead to discussion about family history. I loved those discussions!

After a series of less serious cameras, I bought my Self-Portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Minolta X700. (I still have that camera! More on that topic in a future post.) From that point on, I started learning to see my world differently. In doing so, I wanted to capture my world to reflect on my experiences and to share with anyone who might be interested. So began a lifetime of learning about photography and now about digital photography.

I pray that I am able to live up to the expectations of my students as we grow together and share our common desire to use a camera for whatever purpose.

Tomorrow starts my formal path to teaching photography. I am excited!

Photography Cheat Sheet – By Pixtus

I have long followed the Texas Photo Forum web site as this has been one great resource for photographers in Texas and in particular in the Houston area. A year or so ago, the site changed to as the owner of the site, Able Longoria, merged his efforts in another state and expanded his site nation wide.

The pleasures I find visiting in viewing works by others, submitting my own photos for review periodically, and obtaining information about areas of interest.

Recently, Able posted a Photography Cheat Sheet which I believe to be an excellent resource for those of us who want to improve our photography. Check it out!

Trudy’s Flickr Map

States for which I have photos on my Flickr site.

A Global Mosaic

Where will you be on May 2, 2010? Will you have your camera with you? Be a part of a historical world-wide project!

Lens_A NYT Global Mosaic

Owl Cam

The Starr Ranch owl web cam has been quite entertaining for several months now. The amazing behavior of the mother and father owl during the duration of the winter while nurturing their eggs and now their baby owls is just amazing!

Age of Canon Lenses

Ever wonder about the age of your Canon DSLR lens? Consider this, the age of the lens and the factory location may denote a particular exquisite quality lens. Or, it may denote a lens with less than perfect features. Knowing how to find the age of your Canon DSLR lens may be beneficial.

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