Mother Nature has been hard on all of us this summer. This week alone, being out and about, the view has been obscured with precipitation. Plus, parts of my garden have suffered a bit as well. Be careful when you're out. Stay safe and dry. Help a neighbor. Have a good weekend.
A View from Above
I spend most of my time in suburbia, so I am always impressed by a view from above in a downtown Nashville high rise.
In the meantime, enjoy this image from my archives of my longtime friend Christina Lane circa. 1998
This year makes my 53rd year on earth and like most of us, I say it's time to take a life inventory. It's time reorganize everything, physically and mentally. It's time to do your rankings of everything, again, to remind yourself what matters. In the prior 2 years, my life hasn't changed significantly, only that its taken away some normal occurrences I've enjoyed. Most of my family haven't been physically impacted by Covid-19, because we took it seriously. We listened to scientists and healthcare leaders and adapted to the constant changes in lifestyle. We didn't live in fear, but kept a healthy respect for a disease that could potentially kill us. We stayed safe and adhered to the ever changing guidelines, realizing that challenges are meant to be overcome, not ignored, knowing it can cause others to suffer.
In the coming weeks, I'm going to list the things I'll be working on for 2022, not in any real order of importance and not that anyone really cares, but it's been proven that when you write something down you're more likely to actually do it. Let's call it "The 2022 List"
The 2022 List; Read more...
I'm going to read more and for longer every single day. Reading is the best way to stay sharp and focused, exercise for the mind. My go to genre is Crime/Thriller novels by women authors from the UK, like Elly Griffiths and her female archaeologist super sleuth character Ruth Galloway. However, I am going out of my comfort zone with whatever I may find, plus I can always learn more about photography.
(© 2022 toddstringerphoto)
If you need to take a break to decompress and calm down a bit (because we all need to calm down), a quick walk around Radnor Lake will do the trick!
Headshots and Memories...
One of my specialties is photographing artists. There are many types of artists out there that need to control their image and what their client, customers, patrons and fans see. Its an image that needs to be welcoming and true. Here's a shout out to all singers, songwriters, performers, painters, sculptors, potters, etc... I can help you put yourself out there, the way you want to be seen. Below is an example my friend Vic Sorrell, a singer and activist and all around awesome Nashvillian.
Vic Sorrell © Todd Stringer Photographer
Eye see it.
In your new head shot or portrait session results, find an image that accentuates your uniqueness. It could be your hair, your eyes or even your accessories. Whatever it is, choose an image that makes the viewer think to themselves "I want to know more about this person" We found it in this image I made of artist Jackie Chatham-Halcomb. I think that familiar and kind feeling comes across when you look at Jackie.
After taking a few executive headshots of my friend Joanne, we did some stylized portraits, just for kicks. I love how they turned out. Here is one of my favorites!
A Blog, to find out what's going on in the world of a recovering media professional. Enjoy
Todd Stringer• photographer