Good Morning once more!
This week marks the last installment of "The Sunday Morning Photographer." It has endured more than three years and well over 100 separate columns, and given its modest aims I think I am justified in calling it a success. I’d like to extend my thanks to the various web hosts and translators who have done so much to help make it a success, and to the many regular and occasional readers who seem, by and large, to have enjoyed it. Although it’s impossible to please "all of the people all of the time," I hope I have ranged widely enough to have been of some usefulness to each of you at least occasionally.
I will be concentrating on my newsletter, and, as soon as I’m finished with the fulfillment of back orders ofThe Empirical Photographer, future book projects. I’m currently working on two books. One is a slender "in-plain-English" how-to manual called "How to Self-Publish a Book of Digital Photographs," and the other is a somewhat more ambitious book tentatively titled "GO CLICK: How Photographers Get Better At What They Do." Naturally, I also have other book ideas percolating.
Coming soon…well, coming sometime: A book to help you make your own book.
Both of these upcoming books cover not just the nuts and bolts, but process issues, aesthetics, and background information as well. There is currently no publication schedule, but I hope you will bookmark my Bearpaw Bookseller site (http://www.lulu.com/bearpaw) and check it for new content occasionally. Of course, I will also alert the host sites of SMP whenever new books are published, in the hope that they will pass the information on to you.
The next issue of the newsletter features a "Visual Tour of Contemporary Photography" – my picks from among some of the photographers now doing significant work.
If you’ve been a fan of "The Sunday Morning Photographer," my thanks, and may you always have good light!
More grumpy stuff, mostly on politics:http://quotidianmeander.blogspot.com.
See Mike Johnston’s website atwww.37thframe.com.
Also, check out his monthly column in the BritishBlack & White Photographymagazine!
(Usually available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.)
Mike Johnstonwrites and publishes an independent quarterly ink-on-paper magazine calledThe 37th Framefor people who are really "into" photography. His book,The Empirical Photographer, has just been published.