Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Aline Smithson

©Aline Smithson

Last Night was our Last Day of Class. I've been taking "the Next Step" with Aline Smithson.
It was a fantastic class. I cannot say enough about Aline. She has a gentle and supportive way about her that is pretty incredible in the photography world. Most people want to clutch what they know closely to them and not share information. Not Aline! It's the opposite! So much information was given we will need weeks to get through it all!!

We finished up the class by looking at everyone's portfolios. It was inspiring to say the least!

We are meeting up again in October for the "Next Step II " and I am looking forward to it.

Being in this class got my creative juices flowing to the extreme! I'm working closely on 5-6 different photography project right now and have about 12 of them I am working on in total! The others need to wait for me to give them some attention - And more ideas keep coming to me! The flood gates have opened!

Aline is a gem - if you can take her class - you will gain much, not the least of which is making a new friend.

Quote for the day!

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you unmasked. It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
- Franz Kafka


If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
- Dogen Zenji