Smoking disturbs my sleep and restfulness
Smoking raises my blood pressure
Smoking reduces my Oxygen and Energy
Smoking takes away the Peacefulness of my Center
Smoking cannot be combined with Physical Exercise
Smoking always wants More Time, Money and Attention
Smoking changes my Dreaming Cycles
Smoking hurts my Lungs and the Lymph nodes in my Neck
Smoking will cause my Ass to sweat and start itching
Smoking burns my clothes, little tell tale holes,
Smoking makes me smell like smoke, something burnt.
Smoking also is a real meditation
Smoking gets me on the outside, under the stars
Smoking helps me to remember forgotten times, distant friends
Smoking is a friend, someone who’s always there
Smoking tells me I’m not alone sharing time
Smoking goes with me wherever I go as long as I can Go!
Smoking stops the questioning despair if only for that moment
Smoking understands dependency and addiction
Smoking is a reward when things go well, the accomplishment
Smoking is a consolation when things go bad, unresolved failure
Smoking is a choice as with everything else that is a choice
Smoking produces outcomes as in cycles of causes and events
Smoking is a reality, an excuse, a holding on, letting go, and exit
Smoking leaves your body less capable, vulnerable, weakened
Smoking is purely an act now taken between you and you
Smoking is never shared today as it was in yesterday’s movies
Smoking is one man being alone or one woman being alone.
Smoking isn’t even the great breath out after shared sex, the Yes
Smoking is hidden now around corners, behind doors, lost corridors.
Letter to Brenton,
If you want to become a photographer.
There was no time frame to respond so no problem.........
OK, I guess there are a few things to think about regarding a life as a photographer.
Are you motivated by making money? If so this could be a difficult path and a long one.
It's not that you can't make substantial amounts of cash in the business but you'll
have to run it as a business and not as a hobby, if you take my meaning. Also there
are a lot of start up costs in photography, even with digital, and that's an on going process
for a long time. As you get different assignments requiring different approaches you end up
purchasing additional equipment. That will last a long time if you go into the commercial fields.
OK, besides the business of photography, there's the real reason why you're thinking "Is this the career for me?"
So I take it that you visualize and most of how you relate to the world and others is foremost through your eyes?
That's a basic requirement in my mind. I've know other photographers who are not predominately visual that were successful,
but why do something that doesn't come naturally? Anyway, how to improve your abilities as a photographer?
Well I used to teach photography at university level, part time, mostly because I believe that it is important to pass on the knowledge,
and also to improve oneself as there's nothing like teaching a subject to really learn what that subject is all about.
Well, my first question for the class was " Do you want to know the one secret on to how to become a great photographer?"
The class would go quite still, hands would go up and everybody would sit in anticipation of the answer..................
The answer Brenton is.......
You always carry a point and shoot, 24/7, everywhere you go, always!
The reason is that if you always have a camera with you, you will always look at the world around you as a photographer.
Having an instrument to capture what you see changes you, changes how you interpret the visual information coming in.
You see differently, and that's what photographers do, they see the world around them differently for everybody else.
Something like a writer who listens to words and sentences and how they connect together, or a musician and the sound and silences between.
Photography depends of light and shadow; My recommendation is to start looking at the shadows surrounding objects.
Well hope that my insight helps....
By the way, a lot of budding photographers talk a lot about their equipment, their lenses, etc.....................
It is important to understand the instruments you are using, but for me it has always been the image.
So, with some exceptions, talk and relate to other photographers on the work and not the tools.
All the Best to you in your endeavor and most of all enjoy, enjoy the world of sight and the blessings that seeing can provide.