Welcome to J. Michael Strange - Photography Blog.
To tell you the truth, I'm not much of a writer. I don't even update my Facebook status that often.
I will try to leave photography related notes here, when I think of something that may be worthwhile.
Thanks for hanging out with me.
J. Michael Strange
I went to the Overland Park Boat Show today. Lots of very nice boats. It made me wish I had won the lottery, but I didn't (You didn't either). The best thing about the boat show was meeting Harriet and Keith Dowlin. The have an apparel company from Branson, Missouri called Lake 30. Check out their website at http://Lake30.com. The t-shirts are super soft and comfortable. The also have hoodies, ball caps, tote bags, and more! We talked about going down to Branson to do a photo shoot with their apparel. I think that would be GREAT!!!
I few years ago, I started a 365 day picture challenge. I attempted to take a new, unique picture and post it on Facebook every day. I was well into February before the challenge got the better of me. It was a great experience though, and I made some creative and unique photos.
A friend of mine is hosting a 52 week picture challenge. This seems to be more manageable with my busy schedule. If you would like to learn more about it, or even join the challenge you can find the information here: http://dogwood.photography/52weekchallenge.html
Thank you Kathi Brundage and Dale Foshe for the inspiration. Let's make 2016 a great year.
This will be my last post for 2015.
I hope you had a good year, and I hope next year will be better. I am looking forward to the things I will accomplish in 2016. I want to grow my photography business by working with outstanding professionals, and new clients. I want to be more creative, but also get better at the basics.
I have some new personal interests that I am pursuing, and I hope I will have time to spend on them.
God bless you all in the new year.
I did family portraits for a great young couple last night. They requested a particular style, and I think we nailed it. The shoot went very quickly, and they seemed to like the images we were getting. What more could a photographer ask for. :)
I loved working for the Royals last year. I was a fan photographer, taking pictures of the people that came to watch the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. I learned a lot about baseball. I learned a lot about Kauffman Stadium, and the Royals did VERY well. American league champions, and went to the World Series. Game 7 was a heartbreaker. They came so close, but in the end, lost.
I worked a few of the early games this year, but could not keep up with the schedule. It was great to follow the Royals, and see them doing VERY well again this year. It was amazing to watch them come from behind in game 4 to win the World Series.
Kansas City has the best sports fans in the country. The parade and celebration for the Royals in Kansas City attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the downtown area (I heard estimates from 400 to 600 thousand people). With all of those people, there was minimal reports of violence. The comments were about being a community. I am proud of the people of Kansas City.
Now, Gooo Chiefs!