It occurred to me that I have never revealed my best advice for photography. I can sum it up well in just two words – marry well.
I have heard many examples of spouses showing complete disregard for all things photography including an aversion to stopping for landscapes and wildlife. Thankfully that’s not my story.
Every good photo on this blog should have an asterisk that gives significant credit to my wife. She has suffered hours of sheer boredom while I wait for mountain sheep or other creatures to do something interesting and driven with me endless miles in search of something that moves.
She has encouraged me to take the time for photography and to buy camera gear (no that is not a typo). In short, she has done everything to be supportive of this crazy passion of mine. And to top it off, she laughs at my jokes. Who could ask for anything more?
Given all that, I thot it might be interesting to ask Dori … err Ms. Krahnpix … a few questions to give you a glimpse of my best friend and wife.
How do you feel about answering a few questions?
I’m good with that. I’m usually pretty capable of talking. (Krahnpix note: no comment)
How would you describe your personality?
When I’m not jumping out of airplanes, sending off professional-grade fireworks or working towards a similarly adventurous goal, I’m a boring grandmother who likes to knit, cook and play piano.
Do you like the outdoors, seeing wildlife?
Contrary to what some people think, I do like the outdoors. I just don’t like being cold very much and I am easily distracted by things I enjoy doing inside. (Krahnpix note: I may have teased her about the fact a fellow photog asked if my wife didn’t like the outdoors since she was in the truck at a beautiful location in Grand Teton National Park.)
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
When your life changes, think of it as the new normal and make the best of it.
How about the best advice you gave?
Suck it up buttercup! (Krahnpix note: no comment)
What’s still on your bucket list?
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and meeting the Royal family to start …
What’s the last three purchases on your credit card?
What’s one thing that annoys you about Lyle?
Hmmm, he really likes to be prepared for everything which sometimes hampers going with the flow or being spontaneous. (Krahnpix note: I prefer planned spontaneity)
Are you a photographer?
If there’s a point and shoot and Lyle is nowhere around, or if I’m at work, I take pictures. I take pictures I don’t make them. I’m one of that large group of people who are hoping to get lucky with very little effort.
What’s one thing about Lyle that blog readers might not know?
I think there are lots of things about Lyle that he hasn’t mentioned on his blog. However, seeing as you are such insightful readers I bet when I tell you stuff it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Lyle is disciplined and dedicated, he is committed to both excellence and closure, he revels in the thrill of victory and dreads the crush of defeat and he is loyal and committed. Those of us who have him in our corner are lucky indeed. (Krahnpix note: blush)
What advice do you have for photographers?
Make sure you find a way to keep it fun.
And with that, I’m all out of secrets!