An evolution of passion…

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When I reflect on my photography journey, I think about how all of the little things I picked up along the way shape the photographs I take today.  The biggest lesson I haved learned is that although technology undeniably improves capability, it doesn’t matter how great your camera is if you don’t know how to use it, have terrible lighting, and/or no composition skills. I also learned that it takes a lot of practice to get better and you really have to push yourself.  Many decisions can go into a single image.  Some photos/edits are simple, yes, but others require tremendous thought, coordination and patience.  It gets even trickier when you become the subject of the shot you envision.  And editing? Editing is an art form in itself! Continue reading “An evolution of passion…”

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What is a Bohemian sophisticate?

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Photo by Bryce Johnson, Bryce Johnson Visuals

What is a Bohemian sophisticate?  Dictionary.com (2017) and Merriam-Webster.com (2017), define a Bohemian as a native or inhabitant of Bohemia and a bohemian as someone that is a wanderer or a person living an unconventional life such as a writer or artist.  A sophisticate is highly complicated or someone having a refined knowledge of the ways of the world cultivated through experience, education, or culture (Sophisticate, 2017; Sophisticated, 2017; Sophisticated, 2017).

“Bohemian” and “Sophisticate” are two words that are not incongruous. However, they are not generally paired together, especially in a style sense. Someone with a sophisticated style likes clean lines and classic pieces while someone with boho style favors patterns and flowery detailing.  Although some blending of genres and varying characteristics is inevitable, we tend to gravitate towards the same things time after time based on our tastes.  That is not to say that we must limit ourselves in what we enjoy but boundaries exist in what meshes well together and what doesn’t. Continue reading “What is a Bohemian sophisticate?”