Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Monday, January 27, 2014

Por Constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo

My new book is about to be published, and this is the photo my brother took of me for the back cover/jacket.  The title Por Constancia/So that it may be validated:  Family History in the Río Abajo is forthcoming by LPD Press/Río Grande Books, 2014.

Andrés Armijo photographed by Raymond L. Armijo at Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in October 2013.

Lecture Series

Last Wednesday I presented at the New Mexico History Museum for the Brainpower & Brownbags series.  I encourage everyone to check these out! There is a series of lectures during lunchtime, and they are free to the public.  Five more presentations will be held this spring, leading into the summer.

My presentation is posted here.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Composition and framing

I have not been focusing too well on my composition and framing skills in my photos that I post. I have been using my iPhone to take photos, and they are really high quality, but lacks depth of field and focus at times. I'm not at a lack of time or creativity, but for some reason, I just  haven't been showing the best of my photos, and I am aware of that. Perhaps the perfectionist in me is telling me this, but then again, I have fortunately gotten away from being such a perfectionist in many aspects of my life, without eschewing integrity. I have been taking photos with the panorama aspect ratio with my iPhone, and that is fun. I guess I have also just been trying to do new things with photos.  I was taking a lot with Hipstamatic, and that is very fun and yields interesting results, but you never know what you're going to get.  So, I guess maybe that's why I switched back to just regular shots, and maybe I am noticing that.

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Mexico Genealogical Society Program March 16, 2013

Please join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013 for the monthly NMGS program.  I will be presenting on creative insights and approaches to family history and genealogy.  Please see Robert Baca's blog regarding the NMGS Program on March 16, 2013 for more information.  Hope to see you there!

San Francisco de Asis en Golden, Nuevo México

Just some snap shots on a short day trip. This church, camposanto and surrounding areas speak for themselves. I do hope that the panoramic shot of the actual entrance and path (walking away from church) to the church shows in its correct aspect ratio. (Plus an additional panoramic facing the church.)   Addendum 26 February 2013: Little did I know that it would snow over 6" later that night! But because of the heavy clouds and cold weather, I was not surprised. It would be great to photograph this in snow.  With I-40 backed up (closed) for a couple of days now, I imagine by the time I would have time to drive out there again, the snow will be gone. Notwithstanding, I guess this is why it's important to be in the moment. We can recover, record and memorialize, and everything else seems to fleet, as time goes on.