2007 has been the first full year for Exposure Compensation.
For me this blog has become a mechanism to connect with you and share my passion for the art and craft of photography. You, as the reader, provide the real meaning and value of this blog and for that I convey my sincere appreciation.
I have multiple ideas for 2008, and I hope to find time to explore broader areas of photography and so to expand the reach and scope of Exposure Compensation.
I owe few words to express my gratitude to the many of you who also share your thinking writing your own personal blogs and make this such a wonderful community. Specially, I like to mention Jörg Colberg, the editor of Conscientious. As one of the pioneer bloggers on contemporary photography, reading his blog inspired me to start Exposure Compensation. Thanks indeed Jörg for leading this field and for your generosity to share.
As we approach the end of the year, it is always a good time to reflect about what moves our life forward, in a positive way. Rather than keeping the same habits, it is sometimes good to reflect and find a process to get unstuck of things that limit our life or creative process. The path we take is less important that the depth of our footprints. What at the ends matters the most is to do what we believe we should do and live our life according to our core values. Our beliefs define “our” framework for well-being, for happiness and for fulfillment: our passion for life.
In 1950s the NPR (National Public Radio) in the United States created a radio program, “This I Believe”, to point to the common grounds of beliefs, which is the essence of brotherhood and the floor of our civilization. Each day, millions of Americans turned on their radios to hear compelling essays from inspirational thinkers of that time as well as regular people, who condensed into few minutes the guiding principles by which they lived. Based on that program “This I Believe” is back, as an international project to listen to the beliefs of people. This project is a good source of inspiration to reflect on our believes and make sure they are in synchrony with our actions. A good exercise to start 2008.
Happy new year to all.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. – Niccolo Machiavelli