If you're like me, your inbox is filling up with emails from people and organizations wanting to celebrate their accomplishments over the past year.
Since everyone is busy with holiday events and there's little time to read long newsletters, I figured I might as well jump on the bandwagon and share some of my favorite photos from 2023!
When I started this newsletter nearly a year ago, I had no idea it would lead me down the road of photography. But every week I find myself needing new topics and new images, so I began carrying a camera and thinking carefully about how to take photographs for the newsletter.
The results have been amazing, and the joy of taking good photographs then weaving them into a story, along with lots of positive feedback, has prompted me to take my photography more seriously and invest in better equipment.
I often say that writing this newsletter has become my full-time job, but what people might not realize is that work includes countless hours taking and processing photographs, plus hundreds of hours studying photographic techniques in order to become a better photographer.
So, what now? I keep wondering if there are other ways I could use my photographs to tell stories and bring joy into people's lives?
I would love your feedback and suggestions. For example, I've been thinking of printing and selling some of my photographs, or creating items like calendars, and I'm curious if that's something that might interest you?
Please let me know—either in the comments below, or as a private reply to the newsletter—because your feedback will help shape the direction I go in the new year.
Until then, wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!