This is one of those images and moments that just needs to be. It’s from a flight around Denali we were on a couple of years back. I have a bunch of photos from that flight, and I revisit them every now and again just to remember that moment. It’s always fun to share them with you. If you’d like to put this on your desktop for a day, click the image, click ‘X3’ for the high-res version then save it as your desktop. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me. I think it is amazing that things like this exist in the world. It is such a beautiful place!
As of now, Denali National Park (pictured here) is closed! I won’t go into how I feel about that, that’s not what HOSSedia is all about. What I wanted to touch base with you about is the concept of ‘Honest Images’. I recently heard someone describe their photography as ‘Honest’. It was an interesting concept to me. Something that triggered some soul-searching to answer. It could mean, images that aren’t composites or overly processed. I think those are simple answers that miss a critical aspect of photography. In my estimation, even if your images are hyper post-processed, they can still be honest. Can’t they? I think the only facet of honesty that we as artist should care about, is are we honest with ourselves. That is easier said than done. I’m finding that not only is my personal aesthetic changing, but my entire motivation to make photographs is on the precipice. I began this site with a simple goal, to help cultivate the creativity in others so that we might make the world a better place. It is a lofty goal, but from the interactions I have had with the great folks I’ve met through this site, I think we have succeeded. Now, with that same goal in mind, I want to take it a step further. If I’m honest with myself, not only as a photographer, but as a person….I think we can!
This is about 1/2 way into Denali National Park. Something I’ve noticed about National Parks…you can’t go wrong. I’ve been to a bunch, and the folks that design these places make it really easy to see mind blowing kick butt stuff. That being said, in Denali, they need to do something about the weather. In those clouds somewhere is a Mt. McKinley and it would probably be about 3 times taller than the other mountains. Can you imagine what that would be like? Have you ever seen it? I’d love to hear about it.
Hope you had a great weekend and we will see you back here tomorrow!
Howdy! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today I thought we’d start the week off in Alaska. You can find the entire series featuring the flight to the base camp of Denali here. They actually offer a flight over the summit of Denali, but it requires oxygen…and I think it’s cheating if you fly to the summit. If I ever experience the summit of Denali, I’m walking there!
Cool New eBook
If you have recently upgraded to Lightroom 4, or are considering it, get this eBook! Lightroom 4 is a significant upgrade from 3, and this book teaches you how to unleash its power turning it into a one stop shop for image processing. Plus, it comes with a bunch of free presets which are worth the price of admission alone. It’s only $7.00!
I told you we had a little something for everybody this week. Yesterday a Mexican sunset, today…a Denali Moose.
New Workshop – Nov 3rd 10am-noon
Register Here iPad For iPhone Photographers
This class is part of our winter curriculum. When we can’t be outside making beautiful images, we hunker down in the digital darkroom to learn some neat new tricks. This class will teach you how to best capture images on your iPhone, easily transfer them to your iPad, and then edit your masterpieces on a much larger surface. Once we have our photos just the way we like them, we will learn how to quickly share your masterpieces with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, & Email.
The iPad Is The New Darkroom
- It is intended for students of all levels.
- All iPads are welcome. I, II, or III is fine.
- Once you register, an email will be sent to you with links to the apps and files you need to download prior to the class.
- All iPhones are welcome, even the ones you can’t talk to. However, they won’t be required for the class. The images we use will be downloaded ahead of time.
- This class is all about having fun making images you are excited to share with the world!
- Payment is via Paypal, even if you don’t have a Paypal account you can still make a CC payment safely and securely.
- Cost: $50
If you have any questions, or a problem registering, don’t hesitate contacting us:
info at hossedia dot com
We will meet at The Desk Denver.