Setorii of OWC has a great podcast called Leaders and Game Changers. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on her show. Thanks for including me Setorii
Other World Computing (OWC) selected some of my photos for a space launch October 13,2020 on the New Shepard Mission NS-13. The photos were in an OWC external hard drive just like the one I use in my daily photography work. Through out the New Shepard Flight NASA determined how well the technology worked as the rocket flew into space and then landed gently back down on Earth. Below are some photos of the space flight taken from screen shots and a selection of my photos that went into space. A few of the photos I took were from my hometown of Georgetown,Texas and of course a selfie of me with Buzz Light Year.
Thanks to Setorii Pond for making this happen.
The White House Historical Association publish the White House History Quarterly. Issue number 58 is titled "Photographing the White House. They featured the Presidential Photographers. I was included since I was the personal photographer for President George H. W. Bush.
I had an opportunity to do a podcast about my photography career with OWC. They are known for innovative DIY solutions for computer memory upgrades based out of Woodstock, IL Other World Computing is an American computer hardware company and online store for Mac upgrades and accessories. Other World Computing
I had an opportunity to speak about my White House photography via Zoom to the Trussville Photography Club in Alabama.
Last year at the Field of Honor annual event in Georgetown,Texas I met Sydney Decker, Founder of Roots Story Studios in Georgetown, Texas. Sydney tells the amazing stories of people in and around Georgetown. I was invited to share my photography life's story. Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy my story and follow Sydney to hear more of her great stories that she shares through her guests.
My friend Linda Nickell who I first met on Instagram and then again when I invited her to be a featured photographer in the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival that I co-host with the Williamson Museum, started CoznLinda's "Happiness Hour" on Zoom each Wednesday evening at 7:30pm Central Time. Each meeting features a photographer or someone who can inspire creativity. I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a short presentation on my years as a White House Photographer for President George H.W. Bush.
Linda posts her Zoom meetings on YouTube. Here is the link to my presentation. The President's Photographer, David Valdez.
Since we are all stuck home I jumped on the Zoom meeting thing like everyone else. I was invited by my friend Linda Nickell and 45 of her best friends to participate in a Wednesday night meet up. Her featured speaker was Austin,Texas Photographer Jama Pantel who gave a great presentation on lighting for photo shoots. Thanks Jama, great to meet you online. It was fun to get together in a safe environment and fun to meet some new, to me, photographers.
A little about Linda Nickell. Linda was one of my featured photographers in the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival that I co host with the Williamson Museum annually. This years festival had to be postponed from March to Aug 22,2020. Linda also hosts several sites on Instagram including Coznlinda , Inspire Texas Now and Texas Through Her Lens Be sure to check out all of her Instagram sites.
Thanks Linda for inviting me to participate in your Zoom meet up. See you soon.
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