Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I thought I would start off the new year with something a bit different.
It’s been just over a year now since I began working part-time at my local camera store. I sought out the job not to earn a living, but because 18 months of Covid had left me socially isolated and mentally desolated. I needed human contact.
Over the course of this past year, I have been blessed with exactly that. I have discovered the wonderous variety of stories each of us has to tell about our lives, experiences and interests. I’ve also discovered that customer service isn’t about transactions – it’s about the relationships formed with the people we serve.
To start off 2023, I wanted to tell you about some of those.
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Nice weather arrived in the last couple weeks, so working on a computer has become second priority – I missed my last blog deadline. Sorry. It was so worth it though – being outside in the garden has been a gamechanger for my mood and attitude.
Also, our camera club season has concluded, lockdown is still in place and I’m now left wondering what to do with all my “free time”.
There is the aforementioned garden to maintain, a backyard pond to enjoy and summer breezes wafting through the air. True, but night falls eventually.
Early summer is often a time to take stock, to clean out, clean up. In 2014, I started the tradition of preparing a photobook each year of the images of mine that I felt most emotionally connected to through the year. That lasted until 2018. I have a few years to catch up on. What better time than now. So I’ve set that as one of my summer projects, along with producing some larger prints of these very same images.
Many photographers have commented on the value of a tangible book or print. It somehow gives life and depth to the images we capture. And if an image is already compelling in some way, personally or technically, a hard copy seems to double that feeling. Understanding why can be the first step in a wonderful journey of discovery – corny but true.
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