I would like to take this moment to wish you and all your loved ones a holiday season filled with love and laughs and…. photos! 🙂
And even though I send my positive thoughts out almost on a daily basis, I take spacial care during this time of need to send my prayers out to those less fortunate who might have lost their homes, their jobs or worse. I feel so fortunate to have a roof over my head and to earn my living with my passion. I’m grateful that I ask myself “what I’m going to eat” and not “if I’m going to eat”. That I live in a democratic country where I feel safe to walk the streets.
Even tough I already support a few charities, this year more than ever, I’ve made a promise to do more. Not only in the immediate but also in my longterm vision. I’ll be doing more than sending a check or giving food. In 2008 I started this blog to give back and even the few dollars made on this blog went to charity. But I still want to do more. This small town photographer has big ideas and procrastination is over! 🙂
Here are some of my 2009 projects:
– In January, you’ll see a newly designed YPS! I’ve been working on the new design for a few months now and it will give you easier access to all tutorials. Advertising will also be available. Part of the ad revenue proceeds will go towards a “scholarship” to a respected online photography learning site.
– I’ll be writing a book. Nuf said. 😉
– My biggest project of all for 2009…. a very special photo-story book. Can’t say more for now. Don’t want to jinx it. 🙂
Posts will be sporadic between now and January 5th but all will be back to normal on the 5th with a new video tutorial.
Again I wish you all a great holiday season and a 2009 filled with love.