*Thank you

Happy New Year


I’ve been photo blogging for over 6 years now, and this blog has been around for exactly 4 of those.  I don’t make my living doing this, nor do I want to.  I have a job and while I do make some money through photography, I choose to keep that at a minimum so that I can continue to do this for myself.  Not that being a full time pro can’t allow one to love what they do, I’ve just had experience in the past that has shown me that I like to try and minimize my job’s influence on something that serves as my creative getaway from the need to make an income personally.  That is where I am with my relationship with photography now, and while I never know which opportunities may present themselves in the future, I am very happy that it provides me with the enjoyment it does.  For that, and the things I’ve been able to accomplish through that, I am grateful.

I started this blog purely for the love of making and taking pictures while sharing and learning through interactive experience.  Over the past year, this project has grown leaps and bounds thanks to all of you guys and I hope to continue to grow the blog as a resource for insight and entertainment while continuing to collaborate and cross promote.  I have some new ideas and projects on the horizon, so stay tuned.  I’d also love to continue to connect and collaborate with others, so feel free to hit me up.

I hope that everyone is healthy and happy, and if you or your loved ones are not, I hope that any negative circumstances are remedied in the near future.  Photography has always been therapeutic for me in times of need, and a wonderful enhancement in life when all is well, so here’s to our common thread, our common passion and the ability to connect across borders and time zones, cultures and histories through this wonderful medium.


Happy new year and I look forward to our continuing and evolving conversation.


Happy shooting,



18 thoughts on “*Thank you

  1. Happy New Year to you and yours Tyson. I hope you continue to enjoy photography as much as possible and continue to share so very well your joy.


  2. I’d hug you but that might embarrass us both. Such a lovely sentiment.
    As a (working) pro shooter I certainly agree about part of your thoughts but I still have a blast and the little toy size EM-1 cameras have been a revelation for me and my quest to remain excited about my reasons for first becoming and now remaining energized as a pro.
    Carry on. And HNY as well.


    • Ah Jim, I’ve never shied away from a little man love 🙂

      Having had the wonderful pleasure of getting to sit down with you and pick your brain a little bit, you are the prime example of what I strive to be if ever a full time creative professional moniker were to be added to my personal title. It can be done, and you are great proof of that.


  3. I’m glad that you’re getting something positive out of your blogging experience. I noticed that Robin Wong’s blog went over 7 million views recently, having been featured a lot for Four-Thirds and micro Four-Thirds.

    People are turning to so many new sources for information. It’s good that you’re a part of it because I’ve seen more lately and your viewpoint is reasonable, compared to some of the fanatical sites that try to sell everything. Thanks, and happy 2014!


    • Thank you Nobuyuki,

      Robin’s site is awesome, he does a great job and good for him hitting that kind of readership milestone, greatly deserved.

      I’d love to do more reviews, and will certainly continue to do them as the gear is purchased, but I think I’m going to try and get more variance in some of the articles moving forward with tutorials and interactive exercises and the like. We’ll see what kind of time I’ll be able to carve out.

      Thanks as always for your comments and for taking the time to read through my muttering.

      Here’s to a wonderful 2014,



  4. Beautifully put, Tyson. And echoes my own thoughts on our chosen art form. Have a productive and peaceful New Year and I look forward to more of your work and posts. Very best wishes. R.


  5. Wonderful words, Tyson! Thank you very much for your great amount of time you are spending here with sharing your thoughts and your experience, I really enjoy your posts every time when I am visting your site!

    Let me send you all good wishes to you and your family for the new year!


  6. Happy New Year to you and your family Tyson! Thanks for sharing in your passion for pictures my friend! May all your days be dynamic and show you that the relative range between shadow and highlight is but an illusion of duality in the same singular frame of life. To living, loving, and liberating our Self from ourselves by seeing and reflecting the light through blogs like yours. Namaste!


    • Hal,

      Thank you and happy new year man. I appreciate the words and overall sentiment. May our collective year provide us with the ability and motivation to be the very best versions of ourselves four both our lives, and the lives of those we love and others we have yet to.


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