Back in Business

As some of you may have noticed, I am slowly getting myself back into the blog sphere after a longer summer break. Slowly meaning I posted my first “Last Week’s Instagram” here on my blog earlier this week. And from now on I will be back fully and once again committed to writing about photography and creativity.

The break was necessary to gather strength and momentum and inspiration, not only for blogging, but for life in general. I needed some air under my wings, get free from the daily chores—as we all do from time to time.

However, it’s not been anything close to a normal summer break. I have actually worked, but with tasks I have long wanted to do and not found time for. The worldwide corona outbreak certainly limited the usual summer activities I would normally embark on, such as travelling, visiting friends and just get away, anywhere. Instead I have, yes, worked.

That doesn’t sound much like a break, you may object. For me it was. Just changing the daily routine makes a big difference. But work? Yes, that too, when it’s fun. This summer I have built a new online program. Unfortunately, it won’t be something for most of you, since it’s targeting a Norwegian audience and a very specific such. More interesting I hope, is the new eBook about seeing photographically, that I finally have finished this summer.

It’s been years in coming, the text long been ready, but I just haven’t found time to put it all together and layout the pages. Well, this break changed that. I still have a few tweaks to do before I will release the book, but the photo following this post is the front page and a little teaser for what to come.

The eBook goes into details about what it takes a photographer to be able to see and understand what can become a photo. Seeing is where it all starts. If you don’t see anything worth photographing, you won’t be able take captivating photos. Naturally. So “Photographically Seeing—See Better, See Deeper” will teach you how to open up your eyes.

That’s all I will say for now. Of course, I will be back with an announcement soon, when I am ready to launch the book.

On different note: I hope you all have been able to enjoy the summer here on the northern and the winter on the southern hemisphere, even with the limitation imposed by the corona outbreak.

It’s good to be back.

41 thoughts on “Back in Business

  1. Welcome back. It’s good to ‘see’ you and hear about your summer work. Hope the ebook is hugely successful.

  2. Glad to see you back and definitely we need sometime off from any routine things. To me that is what weekend are as mini break for the week. Although, I don’t like Monday for other reason but definitely I think these days I have more energy starting of the week than toward the later in the week.

    1. Thanks for asking. However, I will not announce it here on my blog, because it’s for catered towards professionals and only in Norwegian. I have other plans and other programs coming up that I will announce as soon as I am ready.

  3. oh goodie! totally missed you otto! i like the cover of your book too, and i’m sure you had fun putting it together!
    wasn’t it Newton who invented calculus during the plague?

  4. Nice to see oyu back here! I’m sure your book will be ineteresting. Seeing is one of the key for all of us interested in visual communication. Or visual art, if you prefer…I have moment when I do not see enopugh and need to re-learn to see, usually in a new different way.

  5. Welcome back, Otto!!! I totally get what you mean with this statement: “The break was necessary to gather strength and momentum and inspiration, not only for blogging but for life in general.”…I can’t agree more. The recent events have left us all feeling like needing to retrieve and gather our thoughts, but I hope that you are now feeling refreshed and ready to inspire us again with your writing and photography. I am really looking forward to your ebook.

  6. The title seems to encapsulate very well your thought, I like it.
    Hope we all soon can do our regular business, or routines, unfortunately may not be until next year.
    Well, we just will keep doing things at home.

    Best wishes Otto. 🙂

  7. I’m impressed, Otto, but I shouldn’t be surprised. You aren’t one to laze around. 😉 It’s wonderful that you were able to work on those projects with the attention they deserved. The ebook sounds very good. Take care and stay healthy!

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