April 6, 2011

A FIND Guide Review - Lori Paladino

This just landed in my inbox :

"Okay, I just have to say that you/the FIND guide may have singlehandedly saved me from the brink of photographer burnout. I truly admire your work and work ethic and I'm not writing this to end up in a quote on your website. I don't mean any dis on that, and I will happily write you a plug and recommend the FIND guide 100 times over. But I really just want to take a quick moment to thank you for being accessible, and reasonable and making the FIND guide approachable in a way that made me want to revisit my film days. It made it fun, like a project. And easy to digest. And I haven't even gotten any rolls back yet, but I'm seriously smitten. I feel like I suddenly expanded again as a photographer, in a way that funnily enough, I haven't since I made the leap from film to digital, and could suddenly experiment in ways I never could before. It feels pretty full circle-ish right now. But most importantly, there is a fire in my belly again, if that makes any sense? :) I feel challenged again. I feel the anticipation and excitement of not knowing, but trusting or at least trying to trust my inner photog instinct. And I'm pretty sure the images I shot will suck actually. :) But what is funny, is that I think it has already helped me in many ways. I'm not sure that made any sense at all, but in a nutshell, I'm sending you big waves of gratitude and huge smiles. I'm excited to continue to experiment, and humbled by all that I still don't know.

All the best to you Jonathan & thank you, so much.

You can FIND out about the FIND Guide HERE.


Thomas Tran said...

I've also enjoyed the book too, but any chance of a Part 2 with even more goodies inside?

Peter Mercado said...

I completely understand that "fire in my belly" feeling. :)