August 20, 2011

Sharing your Passions with Friends

Michael Pressman and Harry Sandler

Friendship comes in a variety of strengths and lengths. As with everyone, some of my friendships have lasted a lifetime, while others have came and went. This past year I am fortunate to have met many people who share the same passion for photography, iPhoneography, art, travel, nature and adventure as I do. I believe it is important to be surrounded by people who share my passions, believe in me, inspire me and push me to become better. Some of the people I have met this year are incredible friends who do just that and I want to say thanks! I am so grateful and appreciative of the strong bonds I have created!

Mark Hosko
I also include my inspirational students on my new friends list. I am grateful for their desire to learn, their persistance and willingness to play. Each week I am so impressed with the quality and variety of images that are posted by them. Thanks for choosing to take my courses and for the friendship you give to me.

Another type of friendship that I really appreciate is through social networking. I enjoy the photos, posts and comments that are shared so easily and freely. I am fascinated at how small my world has gotten through the ability to communicate with people everywhere. Many times each week I receive a comment, get asked a question or share a 'like' with someone I would never had a chance to know otherwise. I want to thank those friends, you have enhanced my life.

Dewitt Jones

Lynette Sheppard

This summer I have been honored and very fortunate to spend a few days photographing with a few of my new friends. I have throughly enjoyed the adventures, the laughing, the learning and the creating together. It has been very rewarding to be able to spend time with them. Thanks again for these special times!

I recommend getting together with friends who share your passions often. I always come home from these experiences more motivated, inspired and refreshed. I am so happy that I have a list of friends that I get to share my life passions with.  

My heart warms at the thought that many of my new friends will be added to my lifetime list and that is incredibly awesome!

If you click the name of the photographer under their image you will be sent to a link with some of their photos.

The above images were processed with ArtistaHaiku, Blender, Filterstorm and Impression.


  1. Photographing alone is good. Photographing with friends is freaking great. Just sayin'...

  2. Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while,
    Think I see my friends coming, Riding a many mile.
    Friends, did you get some silver?
    Did you get a little gold?
    What did you bring me, my dear friends, To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
    What did you bring me to keep me from the Gallows Pole?
    Led Zeppelin


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