April went by in a flash and I have a lot to tell you so this is a bit of a potluck post about what I will be telling you when I have time to tell it. Got it? Good.
First, I've just scheduled four dates where you can join me at the track. If you love horses, enjoy equine photography and could use some guidance on both, as well as want a really fun day-time outing, you'll want to sign up for one of these dates. You can see more details here.
Second, I spent most of last weekend in Holland (Michigan), shooting tulips. Have you been yet? If not, go now. I highly recommend skipping the parks and downtown area and heading straight to a tulip farm. We went to Veerheld. Why'd I like it so much? So very many beds of thick, abundant, colorful, luxuriou tulips. You could kneel down and shoot in bed for an hour or skip around like a bunny shooting here, there and everywhere. You can also watch wooden shoes being carved or delft porcelain being made and painted in the adjacent gift/shop factory. You can buy those things too, which I did. Of course. (Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday to my mom).
Third (I hope you realize by now we are going in reverse order?), the beginning of last weekend was my 2nd annual equine photography event at Tempel Farm and it was AMAZING. You can check out #tempeltour2016 on social media to view images from that day and to see all the fun we had. My next post will be tips on culling images to a manageable number. First I'll talk about the system I use to cull and then I'll talk about which images I keep, which images I delete and why.
Last (meaning first, this reverse order thing was a crazy idea), earlier in April, I traveled all over Morocco: Marrakech, Essaouria, the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Fint Oasis, photographing horses all along the way. Yes. It was mostly awesome. Except that I brought home a foodborne illness. And have 15,000 images to cull and process. Make that 20,000 if you include last weekend too. I find it very punny to say that at the moment, I have a lot on my plate but absolutely none of it is actually food because eating is still pretty much in the danger zone for me.
Now I'm going to get cracking on that next post and give you a few more details on all of this along with some images (well, maybe not so many details about the foodborne illness, huh?).