Begin Here

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05/31/09

Sam Laundon is looking to redefine himself and this site is a window into that process. Time for change. Shake up old routines. Get back to times of internal and external exploration. Face fears and embrace joys.

I believe that we all go through various versions of ourselves just like in software there are versions 1, 2, 3 (3.2) and on. If I accept what life offers me, then there are many opportunities to morph into different versions of myself and expand the sphere of me. Continue reading

Starting in Black & White

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05/16/09

Not having made a photograph with intent for many years, I don’t know what I will be photographing. Everything is open to me now and I can explore what Gary Winogrand once said when asked why he made photographs. “I photograph to see what things look like photographed”.

I had been reading about the Canon G10 and thought it would be a good starter camera for me. With a price of around $400 and 15 million pixel resolution, along with the ability to record in the Raw format, it made the whole process more like doing my old Darkroom work. Continue reading

On to Color

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05/17/09

After becoming more familiar with the Canon G10 and making a few Black & White photos, it was time to switch to color. The G10 is capable of 15 megabyte files and also has the capability to photograph in the RAW mode. The beauty of the RAW mode is that there is much more control in playing with the file than if it was photographed in JPG. For me it is almost like going back to the darkroom. For anyone serious about trying to get the best photograph possible and having more control in after image processing, RAW is the way to go. Continue reading

On the Beach

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06/09/09

Siesta Key Beach is a beautiful very white sand beach on the Gulf. It is just 15 minutes from Debbie’s house, so it is a place I go often after my normal work day. Mari, after looking at my photos, said that most people are looking for beautiful vistas to capture, while I am looking down at details on the beach. I am fascinated by the changes that each wave brings to compositions on the beach. I can stay in one spot and the continual motion of the waves brings new surprises and delights. Continue reading