Pern's Ponderings

Check here periodically for my musings on photography. In this space, we'll explore how I achieved particular photographs, tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera or even just my thoughts on the world at large. 

So long 2014

The setting sun shines across the dunes along the Southern Rhode Island coast. 

As the sun sets on 2014, it's been fun going through my archives and thinking about all that has happened during past year. This year has been an exciting time for Pernicone Photography, both personally and professionally.

On the professional side of things, it was a rewarding experience to launch my own website and blog, which has given me the opportunity to share my work with a wider audience. Before launching my photography business, I spent more than a decade as a journalist, so writing has always been a big part of my life. This blog has allowed me to continue to enjoy that process while I pursue my career in photography. 

Through Pern's Ponderings, I've tried to give my audience some insight into who I am as a photographer and as a person, and I appreciate all the kind feedback I've received. I have also focused on providing some of the technical details of how I've made my images, in an effort to provide some value to those who read my blog. It's always fun to see my site traffic jump in the days following a blog post, so hopefully I'm giving the audience something worth reading. 

This year has also been a tremendous learning experience. I've widened my horizons as a photographer, web designer and writer through a conscious effort to explore new techniques and subjects. 

On a more personal note, I got married this summer to an amazing woman I've known since I was a teenager, and we had an awesome honeymoon adventure in Key West, Fla. Our trip also afforded me the opportunity to work on my photography in a new and gorgeous locale, and my bride did a great job modeling for me on the wall of Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. 

We also found out she is pregnant, so it has been an exciting time as we prepare to welcome a new addition to our family in 2015. Our new baby is the best of the many reasons I am looking forward to next year. 

Of course, I'll always be updating the website, and there is a major redesign on tap for 2015. In addition, as I continue to work on new techniques, I'll be launching several new services, including images available on more unusual media such as wooden prints and limited edition archival quality prints. 

So, as we say goodbye to 2014, please enjoy the ride with me as 2015 brings on new challenges, new images and new services. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year, especially my wife, as well as those who have followed my blog and, of course, my customers. Happy New Year!

by Brian Pernicone