Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Twitter and Niches

January 31st, 2010 by Lisa

I’ve finally opened myself a twitter account. I had avoided it for a long while, since it seemed like no more than glorified facebook status updates. As a hard core facebooker, I really had no need for it. Yet curiosity eventually got the better of me, and what I discovered was a plethora of resources. Where facebook is great for social networking, twitter is excellent for following leading blogs and organizations to receive a constant stream of tips, trends, news and resources for whatever it is you desire to know about. I’ve never used rss feeds, but my preferred use of twitter essentially plays the same roll. Everything from photography, to web coding and design blogs, to daily deals websites, to NYTimes Photography, every day have pages and pages of links and tips and news to read and gain inspiration from. Which is exactly what I’ve needed: inspiration to start giving my attention to photography again, to be inspired, and to develop an appetite again for shooting projects and sessions.

I’ve jumped up off my creative derrière and have quickly thrown together for myself a website, which is now motivating me to go forth and create fresh new content to fill it with! In a roundabout way, I have Twitter to thank for it.

Beyond just being inspired, I think I’ve discovered my niche. Although it’s really too early to say, I do know that I’ve been deeply inspired by the wave photography of Clark Little, and recognized several elements about his very specific niche of photography that I’ve always had a keen interest in: water, light, and places. And the biggest plus: getting to travel!

Solo Traveler

January 17th, 2010 by Lisa

So many things I’m finding myself doing that I never thought I’d do before that I’m realizing I’ve always secretly wished I could do.

Organizing swing dances. Surfing. Road trips. Snowboarding. Road trips alone…

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Tofino B.C.

October 30th, 2009 by Lisa


A force of nature. The surf mecca of Canada. The hot spot of the Pacific Rim.

Surfing is one of those things I never thought I’d ever do, or ever have any interest in doing, yet here I am with my own board, wetsuit, boots, gloves, prepped to be pounded as I’m learning to understand the rhythm of the water. and I’m diggin’ it. But if you asked me why I’ve developed a sudden infatuation with the scenic little surfing village of Tofino BC, I wouldn’t know how to tell you.

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