February 25, 2017 – Howdy! If you’ve been following along, you know in 2016 I participated in the Dogwood 52 Week Photo Challenge, one photo a week on an assigned topic, and since I’m a writer, I added the additional challenge of writing a weekly blog post about the image made. Whew. This year, I’m giving myself a break. Although I’m participating in the Dogwood 2017 Advanced 52 Week Photo challenge, I’m going to focus my writing on what matters… my novels.

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April 7, 2016 – You may recall I started this challenge as a kick in the butt to stop reaching for the iPhone instead of my DSLR. Spoiler alert: I broke that rule this week. As my immensely wise husband says: A photographer is not made by the camera. Use what you have available. And what I had available when we circuitously ended up at Giant Rock last weekend was my iPhone.

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April 1, 2016 – Happy April Fool’s Day! Have I mentioned what a good sport my husband is? Cause he is. No foolin’. He never puts up a fuss when I ask him to model, even though he’s not wild about being in front of the camera.

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March 5, 2016 – Dang, it’s been a busy work week. Cool, but busy, shooting segments for our upcoming Olympic special: Two super women, one a water polo player/competitive surfer, one a mountain biker. I’ve had little time to shoot for the challenge, even though the theme was one I really liked. Artistic Shadows.

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January 3, 2016 – I like challenges. Just ask my friend the Rubber Duck. I don’t know if it’s the competitive side of me, or the joy I find in structure. Working from an assignment is my ideal–which hey, explains why being a television photojournalist works for me. Every day I’m given a news assignment to be completed by day’s end.

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