Jeff Dannay’s Guru Award
I’m pretty sure you are getting sick of hearing about the “Guru” award that I won a few months ago. And for those that must address me as “Sir Guru” (aka, Kas and my kids), they are thoroughly fed up with me continuing to “toot my own horn”. But, as it turns out, it is a pretty important award which is providing us some much needed exposure.
Getting Published in Photoshop User Magazine
Just published is a full page article in Photoshop User Magazine, an award-winning on-line magazine for photographers and photoshop professionals. In this issue, featured in the “Who’s who in the KelbyOne Community,” Dave Clayton interviews Jeff Dannay (me!). I encourage each of you to read it fully – it’s truly riveting. Just click here: Photoshop User Magazine Article to read it.
Getting Published in NYIP Blog
There is also an upcoming feature for New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) in their blog. Kathryn and I took their on-line “Professional Photography Course” a few years ago. We got a lot out of it as it provided a set of fundamentals that we draw on daily. Recently, they found out about my Guru award (OK, I shamelessly wrote them), and they want to feature a student of theirs (me!) who has done good. We’ll send out a link to it as soon as it becomes available.
Hopefully, there will be more to come. Exposure is a good thing, but monetizing it would be much better. Any ideas out there? We are all ears!
And remember, it’s all about the light! Or is that the aura around the guru?
Very impressed with all the interest in your work. You deserve it.
Thanks! We’ll miss you at Thanksgiving. But, I hear my favorite condiment may be on its way… 🙂
Go ahead, toot! I’d sure do that if I had won it. I looked at it in PSU Mag and was suitably impressed. I didn’t know, however, whether this was one you shot on the workshops you organize or a personal trip. Either way, great capture. Wonderful light. A terrific example of what Jay Maisel would say is important: “Light, coor and gesture”. Congrats on the Guru. Toot, toot, toot.
Thanks, Jim. This was a personal trip. It’s funny how you bring up Jay and his mantra. I think about “light, color, gesture” on every shot I take. I am getting to the point where if there is not good light, interesting color, and some sort of gesture that matches my feelings at the time, I don’t take the shot. At least I don’t show it off!