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The Voice That Worked
I’ve always thought you should do everything like any good singer. Sing from your diaphragm. That’s what I was doing in choir practice in church as a young man when practice stopped for the pronouncement that no one needed to sing so strongly that it overpowered other singers.
I remember the glance toward me during the pronouncement.
This reversal of what I’d learned in a few private lessons said more about the other singers than me.
I was the one was strong, emotive, enunciating, clarifying each word and phrase with concern for the rhythm, the story, the progression.
I didn’t stay in the choir very long after that. I felt restrained, performing to a lesser ability, staying below my potential. I might have been a great member of the choir, a soloist, a cantor, a music director.
Photography became my passion of choice. A place where criticism was still important because it was always about my ability to make a good photo, not my effort, not the process, not the inability of others to match my talent.
I continue to sing very little in church. I still want to bring density to each note, most times overpowering people around me with my voice.
I continue to make a photo a day with as strong a voice as I can. Making it overpowering. Making my own choral arrangement each day.
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Almost everything I shoot goes through Luminar Neo. Even after I’ve made the first edit of my raw file in Adobe Camera Raw. I’ve built my own set of Luminar presets for the places and things I normally shoot and for different lighting conditions at those places. Then it’s easy to adjust the results for fine-tuning each photo. This is an affiliate link so I might make a little something from sale. Download it for the trial period.