Renée Yoxon

highlights: fall moments, long exposures, and david eskenazy

by Renée

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fall-berries

This week was full of beautiful fall moments. Everything was red and grey and rainy and crunchy with soft light and it just made me crazy about taking pictures. The first photo above is my personal reminder to practice photography everyday if I want to start getting better at it.

My new camera has a lot of settings that are kind of intimidating. I’m trying to slowly get to know each one. A few nights ago I sat on my balcony with my camera and my tripod and practice taking long exposure shots. This is my best result from that experiment:

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I also spent a lot of time thinking about the blog and what direction I want to go in. I launched two new features, weekend inspiration and jazz on filmweekend inspiration will be short posts featuring music or youtube clips or anything really that I find inspiring or exciting at the moment. jazz on film will feature biographical films about jazz musicians, films with jazz-centric stories, films staring jazz musicians, film adaptations of broadway musicals from the jazz age, or films with a jazz score. I’d love to know what you think of these new features or what you would like to see in the future. This is going to be the year of blogging so get your suggestions in now!

Lastly, despite my lack of funds, I shelled out and signed up for a semester of David Eskenazy online weekly vocal improvisation training. I am SO excited about his crossmode style of learning harmony. Check it out in this video:

So I guess it’s been a pretty inspiring and creative week! Photography, blogging, vocal improvising… How lucky am I??

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