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Some random thoughts…

New On-line Forum Launched for FAP Podcast Listeners!

Hey all,

In an effort to create a more interactive atmosphere around the Fireground Action Photography podcast, I’ve created an on-line forum at Google Groups.  Here’s a link to the forum http://groups.google.com/group/Fireground so please sign up (it’s free) and join in the conversation! The point of the forum is to give listeners and fans of the show, and anyone interested in photography for that matter, a place to meet each other and chat about their passion for photography.

Discussion doesn’t have to be limited to emergency services photography by any means.  As we say on the show all the time…it all comes down to photography. Period. Let’s use the forum as a place to talk about photography, techniques, equipment, swap stories, ask each other questions, give us your show topic ideas, etc.

We know there are other forums out there for photographers…let’s make this one OURS!

http://groups.google.com/group/Fireground

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | Photography, Podcasting, visual arts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

An evening of photos, food and friends…come one, come all!

Hey folks, sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I know you’re all spiraling into depression because you haven’t heard from me.

I wanted to invite everyone out there to attend an evening of photography and good food with good friends.  Here’s the info:

The California Fire Photographers Association will host an evening of photography and dinner on September 13, 2008 at 6:00pm. The location will be Victorios Restorante in North Hollywood.

The night will kick off with an interactive photo presentation by three of our members who recently ventured deep into Alaska’s Katmai National Park to photograph Coastal Brown Bears (Grizzlies). They came back with over 10,000 combined images to sift through and have created a wonderful program which they will share with attendees. They will also bring examples of the equipment they used to capture their favorite images and share stories from the trip. They will happily entertain questions following the presentation.

There will also be a moving slide show presentation by Ross Benson who covered the recent funeral services of a retired Burbank Fire Department Captain. Ross created a presentation documenting the career of this dedicated veteran and will share it with us.

If you’re in So Cal, please join us on September 13th at Victorios and bring your friends! It will surely be a great night of photography, stories and friends.

Contact info:
nfo08@cfpafirephoto.org
http://www.cfpafirephoto.org

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For directions to Victorios: http://www.victoriosonline.com

It should be a great time and we want lots of people to show up!

I also wanted to share a great photo website with you which belongs to Timothy Tonge in Colorado who recently emailed me about the podcast.  He does some wonderful railroad photography and I was quite impressed when I paid a visit. Here’s the link –  http://www.railroad-photos.com/

That’s it for now. Please go to iTunes and subscribe to the Fireground Action Photography podcast! We need your support and participation. Thanks in advance!

Any comments?

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Photography, Podcasting, visual arts | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moving right along…

Well I’ve come up for air and wanted to leave you a note. Sorry it’s been so long since my last post but things have been crazy.

1. The Alaska trip was a total success! Six plane flights and 4,000 plus images later I came back with what I call my “money shot”. That classic shot of the Grizzly atop the falls with it’s mouth open about to receive an unsuspecting Salmon as it jumps the falls. Check out this preview gallery: http://www.craigdurling.com/Alaska%202008.html. Once I get an opportunity to sift through the rest of the images I’ll put some more up. The “money shot” is the last one shown on the preview page. I definitely got what I went for…that shot is THE reason I went to Katmai. I haven’t even had time to work on the Bermuda images but I will prioritize the Alaska stuff.

2. My first podcast “Fireground Action Photography” has officially launched and is being carried through Feedburner and iTunes. Please subscribe and download it! I’m new to podcasting so please be kind as I learn the ropes and hopefully get better. http://www.firegroundaction.com/Media.html

3. I’ll be heading to Vegas later this week to attend the New Media Expo. I hope to learn more about podcasting, blogging, etc. as well as do some great networking with those in the biz. http://www.newmediaexpo.com

I hope to blog more frequently as things progress with my multimedia efforts. See you next time and be well.

Craig

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Photography, Podcasting, visual arts | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment