Friday, November 23, 2012

Found Photo - Malaysia, 2006

While digging through some archives, I found this photo from a trip to Malaysia back in November, 2006.  Not sure how I missed it, but I think it's pretty cool.

Over the past few months, I've been cataloging photos, creating a portfolio of sorts, and have been working through the Matador U Travel Photography course.  For anyone interested in a good, online travel photography course, check it out.  12 modules, covering everything from history, equipment, creation, business, planning an assignment, pitching to potential clients, social is quite comprehensive.  The goal is to complete it before I leave next year. 

If photography isn't your thing, they also have travel writing and travel videography courses.  All coursework is intended to help the student develop the requisite skills to break into the travel journalism market. All of the courses have a $10 trial period.  The Matador Network is also a great resource and travel related website one could spend hours surfing around. 

Check it all out.

Friday, November 16, 2012

October Photos

Highlights in October were several trips to different camps around the country.  I had a few days up in Mazar e Sherif, in the north, and short trips to various places in the east.  All in all, things are going well.  As of this writing, we are now officially at the 6 month mark, and on the downward slide toward coming home.  That day, of course, can't come soon enough.  But, in the meantime, I continue to enjoy my job, and try to shoot when I can.

I'm saving my money for a camera upgrade when I get home.  The typical post-deployment purchase is a Harley-Davidson (mid-life crisis anyone?), but for me, it's going to be either a Canon 7D or 6D.  Still trying to decide...either one is cheaper, and safer than a Harley, considering that, of my two experiences on motorized two-wheeled velocipedes, fully fifty percent ended up with me riding into a woodpile.  When I hesitantly mentioned it to Melody, she didn't react with the "Do you really think you need another camera on top of the, what is it...six?  Seven? That you already have?"  No.  Instead, she said, "Can I have your old one?"  Hmmm...let's think about that...

Anyhow, on to a recap of October.

Night in MeS

Sunrise over the NATO Monument, MeS





Scrubbed Up



Walking I

Walking II

Hillside Village
Walking III



Broken down


Moi et mon Colonel



Drapeau Afghaun


Coots Loot