2014 has been a wonderful year for me, especially as a photographer. This year I started a new venture, Creative Focus – an initiative to help aspiring photographers gain a better and concise understanding of skills and technique behind the art of photography.
Under Creative Focus I conducted over 28 hands on, one to one learning experience workshops on various topics like Understanding Light, Post processing using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, Macro photography, Panoramic & Slow Shutter speed capture of landscapes, Non studio portrait photography.
Our free photo critique forum on Facebook, The Mangalore Photography Club Photo-critic Group held lots of very interesting discussions on various topics of the photography, with very active participation from over 2600 members became the most sought after photography learning centre.
Moreover, I am grateful to you, constant reader, for having taken the time to follow my meanderings. This blog saw a phenomenal rise in readership with over 8million hits this year.
Since there is lot of demand from my friends, this year I am planning to expand workshops to different locales in India. I have also developed small hands-on intimate workshop on over 30 specialized photography topics like product photography, food photography, astro-photography, light painting etc. All these are planned for the year 2015 under Creative Focus initiative.
It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world. Let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them. And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. Let us not forget to spread this joy to everyone around us.
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2015.