What a year 2017 has been already! It has certainly been the Golden Year of the Rooster for Jimmy Fu-tography.
In 2 months in this young year, I've already shot and processed over 1,600 photos, gone to at least 17 separate photo outings, completed 5 paid projects, and several family, school and church events. What a way to get going on Year Two of my personal journey in becoming a full time photographer. My love for photography just gets more intense, as my daily ritual is still very intact: S.E.L.L. something everyday - Share, Edit, Learn, and Light (shoot). Everyday I try to get better at the two main skills of photography - lighting and composition, or the Technical and the Artistry. Right now I am just pushing myself to maximize the tools that I have in my bag and in my eyes; can't wait for the day that I realize I've optimized both and the upgrade in equipment will really matter.
If you like my landscape photography, I've added 6 new albums on the website, in the Fine Arts Portfolio, 2017 Photo Series.
If you like my commercial photography, I've added an album for Temecula Wineries, and another for Food. And it's so rewarding to see the folks at Cheflavor and Bean Coffee using the images I've photographed for them on their social media to drive traffic.
So far, this is my favorite shot of the year (water fountain in front of Temecula City Hall, featuring a killer sunset, long exposure of the water, and starbursts of Old Town):
One more thing: on March 10, at the Merc (Community Theater in Old Town Temecula), my work will be featured in the lobby. I will have more than 10 photographs on the wall. The reception is 6-7pm. Please mark your calendar and come visit me that night. More detail to come...