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Charleston Workshop 2017 Success!

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Last week (Jan. 22 to Jan. 28) we had the team back together again for another great Food Photography Workshop in Charleston, S.C.  Host and teacher - Helene Dujardin, Chef John Ondo, and me. John gave me the title of Chef de Cuisine (to me that is pretty high praise, but I'll take it.)


This, I believe, is one of the best workshops around.  Where else could you get morning instruction; practice shooting time with one-on-one time with Helene (food photographer & author); a cooking demo from Chef John (restaurant owner & chef);  beautiful accommodations & meals; in one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.  (Can you tell I am just glad to be there.)  The 3 of us together are definitely friends, but we are so much more.  We are family. We love working together and it shows.
To add to the fun Gina Homolka, author of "Skinnytaste" cookbooks and Skinnytaste blog, was a guest.  She added to the fun with tips and demos from her new book "Skinnytaste: fast and s…

Looking Back at 2016

When I look at the photographs of 2016 my mind reflects on that moment in time.  There is a saying that 'the good times out way the bad'.  It's funny how true that is - I seem to remember all the fun time; the travel, the family reunions, the days spent with my grand kids, time spent with my Mother, the building of our new house.  Yet, I cannot seem to recall any of the bad (and I am sure there are some - life just doesn't work like that.  How would we ever grow with out some kind of challenge or adversity?),
One thing I do know is that in 2017 I am still looking for my purpose in life.  That one thing or things; that one job that I can say "It's pure joy".  I have read - if you are doing what you love, you will never work a day in your life.  For me that has always been true. I have had so many wonderful jobs and opportunities in my life.  I have been very blessed. I am just looking for that one next thing.  I am not just sitting around waiting for somethi…