Sunday, December 29, 2013

Someday You Will See.c/l

No, I have not recorded the song yet. Sometimes my life in retirement is at least as busy as it ever was when I was a trucker. I do not think I will have much of a chance to work on my music for the next few days. Here are the lyrics to the latest song I have written.

Someday You Will See
By Keith Birmingham

 G                          EM
Rollin’, just keep rollin’
 G                          EM
Rollin’, just keep rollin’
 G                          EM
Rollin’, just keep rollin’
                  C           D          G
And your road will set you free.

 G                          EM
Hopin’, just keep hopin’
 G                          EM
Hopin’, just keep hopin’
 G                          EM
Hopin, just keep hopin,
        C             D               G
For what your life should be.



 G                          EM
Tryin’, just keep tryin’
 G                          EM
Tryin’, just keep tryin’
 G                          EM
Tryin’, just keep tryin’
          C           D          G
And, some day you will see.
        C             D               G

 G                          EM
Searchin’, keep on searchin’,
 G                          EM
Searchin’, keep on searchin’
 G                          EM
Searchin’ keep on searchin’
        C             D          G
For what you hope to see.

  D                                            G
You must give life your very best,
  D                                     G
You must believe in yourself
  D                                           G
You must have faith to be set free
          C            D          G
And someday you will see.
 G                          EM
Giving, keep  on giving,
 G                          EM
Giving, keep on giving,
 G                          EM
Giving, keep in giving, 
         C            D         G
And, life will give to you.

 G                          EM
Trusting, keep on trusting,
 G                          EM
Trusting, keep on trusting, 
 G                          EM
Trusting, keep on trusting,
                C           D          G
And, the life you seek will be.  

  D                                           G
You must give life your very best,
  D                                     G
You must believe in yourself,
  D                                           G
You must have faith to be set free,
         C             D          G
And someday you will see.
         C             D          G
And someday you will see.
         C             D           G

Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response – PictureCorrect

Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response – PictureCorrect

Planning and Packing Camera Lenses for a Holiday or Trip – PictureCorrect

Planning and Packing Camera Lenses for a Holiday or Trip – PictureCorrect

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Still Life Photography – PictureCorrect

Still Life Photography – PictureCorrect

New Song




Yep, I found a sweet chord progression late, late, late Monday evening, wrote lyrics Tuesday afternoon, and hope to record to sometime after I get out of bed today. I just finished a 17 hour day, and may be quiet busy after a nap. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Storewide Drastic Price Reductions

 
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 DRASTIC, DRASTIC, DRASTIC, PRICE REDUCTION on everything in my online studio. This includes prints of all sizes and finishes, gifts for the household such as (like what you would buy from an online "print on demand" store like Cafe Press or Zazzle) refrigerator magnets, tote bags, post cards, photo stickers, and more. Need a T-shirt, apron, button with your favorite photo from my FINE ART GALLERIES!!! Yes, the company I work with finally heard me yelling and screaming. I have been telling them that I wanted to work on the quality of my product, and let them worry about the quantity sold. So, finally they made my website so that I could set my own prices. I have slashed them down to the bottom to help me build my client base. I can’t do this for every, but I would like too. CHECK OUT MY ENTIRE SITE! But, take a close look at the FINE ART GALLERIES. They will be growing over the next few days.

Storewide Drastic Price Reductions

 
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 DRASTIC, DRASTIC, DRASTIC, PRICE REDUCTION on everything in my online studio. This includes prints of all sizes and finishes, gifts for the household such as (like what you would buy from an online "print on demand" store like Cafe Press or Zazzle) refrigerator magnets, tote bags, post cards, photo stickers, and more. Need a T-shirt, apron, button with your favorite photo from my FINE ART GALLERIES!!! Yes, the company I work with finally heard me yelling and screaming. I have been telling them that I wanted to work on the quality of my product, and let them worry about the quantity sold. So, finally they made my website so that I could set my own prices. I have slashed them down to the bottom to help me build my client base. I can’t do this for every, but I would like too. CHECK OUT MY ENTIRE SITE! But, take a close look at the FINE ART GALLERIES. They will be growing over the next few days.

Winter Photography: 12 Examples of How to Photograph the Cold Season – PictureCorrect

Winter Photography: 12 Examples of How to Photograph the Cold Season – PictureCorrect

Beginners Guide to Waterfall Photography

http://digital-photography-school.com/beginners-guide-waterfall-photography

Slow Down to Improve Your Photography

http://digital-photography-school.com/slow-take-better-photos

Working With Off Camera Flash

http://digital-photography-school.com/working-off-camera-flash-ttl

5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-uncommon-snow-photography-tips-that-can-transform-your-winter-scenes

How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot – PictureCorrect

How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot – PictureCorrect

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FINE ART GALLERY: Trucks - Truckers - Trucking

On the advise of some of my local peers I have decided to include this gallery of working trucks in the Fine Art section of my online studio. These prints are very suitable for private and commercial use. You can order prints, gifts and/or downloads directly from my Bad Habit Photo site at very reasonable rates. Trucks at Work

FINE ART GALLERY: Trucks - Truckers - Trucking

On the advise of some of my local peers I have decided to include this gallery of working trucks in the Fine Art section of my online studio. These prints are very suitable for private and commercial use. You can order prints, gifts and/or downloads directly from my Bad Habit Photo site at very reasonable rates. Trucks at Work

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Drastic Price Reductions

DRASTIC, DRASTIC, DRASTIC, PRICE REDUCTION on everything in my online studio. This includes prints of all sizes and finishes, gifts for the household such as (like what you would buy from an online "print on demand" store like Cafe Press or Zazzle) refrigerator magnets, tote bags, post cards, photo stickers, and more. Need a T-shirt, apron, button with your favorite photo from my FINE ART GALLERIES!!! Yes, the company I work with finally heard me yelling and screaming. I have been telling them that I wanted to work on the quality of my product, and let them worry about the quantity sold. So, finally they made my website so that I could set my own prices. I have slashed them down to the bottom to help me build my client base. I can’t do this for every, but I would like too. CHECK OUT MY ENTIRE SITE! But, take a close look at the FINE ART GALLERIES. They will be growing over the next few days, weeks and months.

Drastic Price Reductions

DRASTIC, DRASTIC, DRASTIC, PRICE REDUCTION on everything in my online studio. This includes prints of all sizes and finishes, gifts for the household such as (like what you would buy from an online "print on demand" store like Cafe Press or Zazzle) refrigerator magnets, tote bags, post cards, photo stickers, and more. Need a T-shirt, apron, button with your favorite photo from my FINE ART GALLERIES!!! Yes, the company I work with finally heard me yelling and screaming. I have been telling them that I wanted to work on the quality of my product, and let them worry about the quantity sold. So, finally they made my website so that I could set my own prices. I have slashed them down to the bottom to help me build my client base. I can’t do this for every, but I would like too. CHECK OUT MY ENTIRE SITE! But, take a close look at the FINE ART GALLERIES. They will be growing over the next few days, weeks and months.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Best of Small Concert Photos

Here is one gallery of my "Best Of" small concert photos. I like shooting in small venues. Currently, due to time and physical constraints, I am not getting out like I need too. That should change before long. I am trying to smooth out my workflow. E-String Bar and Grill, Henderson, NV. Performances by Jinxemgood, Scarlet, TrapKey, Waiting on Zombies, The Mass Distractors.

Best of Small Concert Photos

Here is one gallery of my "Best Of" small concert photos. I like shooting in small venues. Currently, due to time and physical constraints, I am not getting out like I need too. That should change before long. I am trying to smooth out my workflow. E-String Bar and Grill, Henderson, NV. Performances by Jinxemgood, Scarlet, TrapKey, Waiting on Zombies, The Mass Distractors.

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses – PictureCorrect

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses – PictureCorrect

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Scenes From My "Around Town.Vegas" Photo Gallery

One of my projects that I am currently working on is collecting shots from all over Las Vegas to be used as "stock travel" photography. I post these photos on this on-line studio, and will soon be posting them in sets and collections on my Flickr site. They are available for licensing for use on blogs, and for hard print publication, or for private use from this site at very reasonable rates. Or, you can contact me at maddadkeith@yahoo.com or 702.561.4238. M Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Scenes From My "Around Town.Vegas" Photo Gallery

One of my projects that I am currently working on is collecting shots from all over Las Vegas to be used as "stock travel" photography. I post these photos on this on-line studio, and will soon be posting them in sets and collections on my Flickr site. They are available for licensing for use on blogs, and for hard print publication, or for private use from this site at very reasonable rates. Or, you can contact me at maddadkeith@yahoo.com or 702.561.4238. M Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Photography, Writing, Music and Travel: Love Your Profession, or Leave It

Photography, Writing, Music and Travel: Love Your Profession, or Leave It: It is not all fun and games ********** In my 35 year career as an over-the-road trucker the prayer I most used was one asking for a ...

Love Your Profession, or Leave It


It is not all fun and games
**********
In my 35 year career as an over-the-road trucker the prayer I most used was one asking for a shorter day. If you don’t know trucking you may not know what a long day is really like. Many is the time I watched the sun come up more than once before getting some sleep. But, I retired 4 years ago, and for more than 3 years I have been working hard, and learning 2 new professions, photography and music. And, these days I am asking God for more time in my day. But, the length of day never changed through 35 years of trucking, and it has not changed since my retirement. But, I know God is out there, because I am still alive. There has been a few times that I thought I would never watch another sunrise or sunset. Truthfully, I do get some sleep almost every night now. But, often I am too keyed up to get much sleep. And, when I climb out of bed I do two things. First, I grab a Pepsi for my dose of caffeine. Then, I head straight for my desk. So, I am back to working long hours. I will not lie and say that I never wish that I was back in a truck and rolling down the highway. I will say this: find something you love doing to make a living, and you will never complain about going to work again.


But, you can meet a lot of interesting, uh, people.
**********
Actually I did have about 2.5 hours of down time today. I went with my roommate, and sat in his car for about 1.5 hours listening to radio while he attended a class to renew his certification for his job. And, my camera was in my hand the whole time. I clicked a few photos (these are not them), but most of the time was spent re-familiarizing myself with my camera.


By the end of the day you have earned your keep, but there is still work to be done.
**********
It is evening now, and the television is behind me. “The Big Bang Theory” is on. I recognize the voices, but have no idea whether it is a re-run or not. Are they still producing this show? While traveling to and from  the class that my roommate attended today I told him that after 4 years off of the road I am still lost as far as knowing how to live like a normal human being. Sometimes he thinks I am really strange. Most times I know that he and everyone around me act like pampered, spoiled rotten little children. It is the same way I felt when watching grumpy old truckers complaining about whatever. It is the same way I felt when listening to newbie truckers whine about having to work more than an 8 hour day. I often told the grumpy old truckers and the newbie truckers the same thing: Actions speak louder than words. Stop your whining, do your job, or get out of the way.

You will have to find the profession you love. It is not even interested in looking for you. Don't wait. Do it.
**********
Author: Keith Birmingham
I click as a Photographer/journalist/writer.
I busk as a Musician/singer/songwriter.
I travel as a Photographer, Musician, Teacher and Student of Life.
E-mail Keith at maddadkeith@yahoo.com, or phone at 702.561.4238.

Love Your Profession, or Leave It


It is not all fun and games
**********
In my 35 year career as an over-the-road trucker the prayer I most used was one asking for a shorter day. If you don’t know trucking you may not know what a long day is really like. Many is the time I watched the sun come up more than once before getting some sleep. But, I retired 4 years ago, and for more than 3 years I have been working hard, and learning 2 new professions, photography and music. And, these days I am asking God for more time in my day. But, the length of day never changed through 35 years of trucking, and it has not changed since my retirement. But, I know God is out there, because I am still alive. There has been a few times that I thought I would never watch another sunrise or sunset. Truthfully, I do get some sleep almost every night now. But, often I am too keyed up to get much sleep. And, when I climb out of bed I do two things. First, I grab a Pepsi for my dose of caffeine. Then, I head straight for my desk. So, I am back to working long hours. I will not lie and say that I never wish that I was back in a truck and rolling down the highway. I will say this: find something you love doing to make a living, and you will never complain about going to work again.


But, you can meet a lot of interesting, uh, people.
**********
Actually I did have about 2.5 hours of down time today. I went with my roommate, and sat in his car for about 1.5 hours listening to radio while he attended a class to renew his certification for his job. And, my camera was in my hand the whole time. I clicked a few photos (these are not them), but most of the time was spent re-familiarizing myself with my camera.


By the end of the day you have earned your keep, but there is still work to be done.
**********
It is evening now, and the television is behind me. “The Big Bang Theory” is on. I recognize the voices, but have no idea whether it is a re-run or not. Are they still producing this show? While traveling to and from  the class that my roommate attended today I told him that after 4 years off of the road I am still lost as far as knowing how to live like a normal human being. Sometimes he thinks I am really strange. Most times I know that he and everyone around me act like pampered, spoiled rotten little children. It is the same way I felt when watching grumpy old truckers complaining about whatever. It is the same way I felt when listening to newbie truckers whine about having to work more than an 8 hour day. I often told the grumpy old truckers and the newbie truckers the same thing: Actions speak louder than words. Stop your whining, do your job, or get out of the way.

You will have to find the profession you love. It is not even interested in looking for you. Don't wait. Do it.
**********
Author: Keith Birmingham
I click as a Photographer/journalist/writer.
I busk as a Musician/singer/songwriter.
I travel as a Photographer, Musician, Teacher and Student of Life.
E-mail Keith at maddadkeith@yahoo.com, or phone at 702.561.4238.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Love Your Profession, or Leave It


It is not all fun and games
**********
In my 35 year career as an over-the-road trucker the prayer I most used was one asking for a shorter day. If you don’t know trucking you may not know what a long day is really like. Many is the time I watched the sun come up more than once before getting some sleep. But, I retired 4 years ago, and for more than 3 years I have been working hard, and learning 2 new professions, photography and music. And, these days I am asking God for more time in my day. But, the length of day never changed through 35 years of trucking, and it has not changed since my retirement. But, I know God is out there, because I am still alive. There has been a few times that I thought I would never watch another sunrise or sunset. Truthfully, I do get some sleep almost every night now. But, often I am too keyed up to get much sleep. And, when I climb out of bed I do two things. First, I grab a Pepsi for my dose of caffeine. Then, I head straight for my desk. So, I am back to working long hours. I will not lie and say that I never wish that I was back in a truck and rolling down the highway. I will say this: find something you love doing to make a living, and you will never complain about going to work again.


But, you can meet a lot of interesting, uh, people.
**********
Actually I did have about 2.5 hours of down time today. I went with my roommate, and sat in his car for about 1.5 hours listening to radio while he attended a class to renew his certification for his job. And, my camera was in my hand the whole time. I clicked a few photos (these are not them), but most of the time was spent re-familiarizing myself with my camera.


By the end of the day you have earned your keep, but there is still work to be done.
**********
It is evening now, and the television is behind me. “The Big Bang Theory” is on. I recognize the voices, but have no idea whether it is a re-run or not. Are they still producing this show? While traveling to and from  the class that my roommate attended today I told him that after 4 years off of the road I am still lost as far as knowing how to live like a normal human being. Sometimes he thinks I am really strange. Most times I know that he and everyone around me act like pampered, spoiled rotten little children. It is the same way I felt when watching grumpy old truckers complaining about whatever. It is the same way I felt when listening to newbie truckers whine about having to work more than an 8 hour day. I often told the grumpy old truckers and the newbie truckers the same thing: Actions speak louder than words. Stop your whining, do your job, or get out of the way.

You will have to find the profession you love. It is not even interested in looking for you. Don't wait. Do it.

C.C. Rider - cover

Every musician over 30 years of age has used this as a cover song in their acts. It has been recorded by many, many, many. However, I did cheat on the sheet music I found. The second verse was written by me. 

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos – PictureCorrect

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos – PictureCorrect

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lessons Learned

Another original tune of mine. I am trying to learn how to market my work for others to record.

It's Up To You

This song simply says that what you get out of your life depends on what you put into your life.