Hope you had a great weekend.
Today I wanted to kick the week off and mention a few things; namely a Guest Post, an Interview and a Video.
Over the past couple of weeks Scott Kelby has been posting his Best Of from 2012 over on his blog.
Looking back over 2012 a lot, actually make that a heck of a lot, happened so amongst all of that I was chuffed to bits to see that my Guest Post, the Interview I did with Scott in the early part of the year and the episode when I was a Guest on The Grid made it into his Best Of.
My Guest Post ‘Who am I? What am I?’ over on Scott Kelby’s blog made it into his Best of 2012 ‘most commented on’ blog posts.
To feature as a Guest Blogger amongst people who’s work I’ve admired and followed since I started out is a real honour, and as I said before, to see my Buddy and Assistant Dave Clayton (aka NAPPMEMBER UK) featured in the Best Of list too is the icing on the cake!
Contributing as a Guest Blogger was something I’d secretly wanted to do ever since Scott started the series but crazy as it may sound when I was actually approached about writing a Guest post I initially drew a blank and didn’t have a clue what to write about. I mean, I kind of knew what I wanted to do but when it came down to it, my initial ideas just didn’t seem right. I didn’t want to go down the route of talking through techniques or anything like that and being no wise man I didn’t want to attempt to write anything deep and meaningful.
I ended up looking back over the many great posts that had been shared before, and finally decided to keep things simple and just say it as it is and so wrote about how I started, how I didn’t know what the heck I was as a photographer when I started and how I photographed anything and everything, mistakes I’ve made, what I’ve learned and so on; basically a very honest and open account of my journey…for want of a better phrase.
If you haven’t already seen it you can check out my Guest Post over on Scott Kelby’s blog by clicking on this [Link]
Hope you like it.
Scott called the interview / chat we had at the beginning of the year …“Probably my most in-depth interview ever”
We literally left no stone unturned and discussed so much more than the usual Photography & Photoshop kind of stuff. Sure we touched on that but also went a lot deeper and talked about childhood, family, business, success, who is Scott Kelby (likes, dislikes) and so much more.
Scott was incredibly open and honest with everything we discussed and we could have quite easily carried on chatting for a lot longer than we did I’m sure.
You can check out the interview here [Link]
When I was out in Tampa, Florida for the week towards the end of 2012 recording classes for Kelby Training, on the Wednesday I was one of the Guest’s on their Live Photography discussion programme The Grid hosted on the day by Matt Kloskowski .
The topic for the show revolved around the heading of ‘Is there money in Photography?’ and sure generated quite a discussion with great comments coming in live from viewers as the show aired PLUS there was an unplanned Dancing Moob moment which is probably best to watch the episode and see what I mean rather than me attempt to describe it
You can catch the recordings of each of the shows over on the official Kelby TV website here [Link] or over on YouTube as below:
So what about you? We’re now in the 3rd week of 2013 already but looking back what were some of your highlights of 2012?
Ok folks that’s all from me for today so have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.