Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the blog is so delightful...sorry. I have this unusual way of connecting a song to everything I do in life and I couldn't resist. It's snowing like crazy and it is SUPER cold so what better thing to do than a fun blog entry! As I mentioned in my 40 in 2010 update a few days ago, one of my goals for the year is to go on a photowalk with another photographer at least once a month. I love shooting portraits and weddings, but going for a walk in an interesting place with no agenda other than finding cool things to photograph refreshes me so much! It also gives me a chance to experiment in a no-pressure environment and photowalking with another photographer raises the creative bar another notch! Last weekend, we were visiting friends in our old hometown of Charlotte, NC and we had a blast (I hope to post a few more pictures from that trip later)! On Saturday morning, my friend Patrick and I had the opportunity to sneak away to Downtown Matthews for a crazy-cold photowalk. Thank goodness for a halftime break at Dillworth Coffee! I've known Patrick since we were freshmen in college. I used him many times to help me with photo shoots for my photojournalism classes and he's always had a great eye for photography. I was also honored when he signed up for my Beyond the Snapshot workshop last Spring in Charlotte. It was so much fun having him in the class!
I can't wait to keep this up! I just got an email from another friend in Maryland who wants to go shoot in Washington, D.C. That sounds like a blast to me. I'm sure Patrick and I will also take a photohike in Boone, N.C. in March when we're there for a guys' weekend with some other friends from college. At any rate, here are a few of my favorite images from our photowalk.