I’m excited to have sold over 12,000 copies of my Total Eclipse Guide series for the August 21, 2017, total eclipse!
I never thought a book series I wrote would sell this many copies. It started off as a small book for the Jackson area and it grew into a big series of thirteen titles.
The various state books I wrote are now in all states that are will enjoy the total eclipse.
For example, they are in the Idaho Falls Zoo, Oregon Capital Gift Store in Salem Oregon, the Wyoming Territorial Prison, Wort Hotel in Jackson Wyoming, Prairie Books in Hastings Nebraska, the Bookworm in Carbondale Illinois, the Boonville Visitor Center in Missouri, Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville Kentucky, Union Avenue Books in Knoxville Tennessee, Sunrise Books in High Point North Carolina, Barnes and Noble in Charleston, South Carolina, and countless other locations and bookstores.
Aaron Linsdau will be speaking in Driggs, Idaho, on August 9, 2017, at 7pm about the total eclipse in eastern Idaho. This eclipse will streak all the way across America. My inspiring talk will focus on photography, viewing, and safety.
This won’t be a boring science and photography talk. Instead, I will entertain, educate, and inspire the audience.
Why does toilet paper matter to someone watching the total eclipse on August 21, 2017? Attend the talk and you’ll find out. It’s more important than you think.
What inspired you today? What made you get up and do your best with what you have, not wishing for things you don’t?
Wishing isn’t doing. Doing is doing.
Be inspired by Hans Zimmer, one of the greatest composers of our time. In two notes, he created the sound for the Batman trilogy. Just two notes! It’s all about how they’re presented and they’re emphasized. That means everything.
Through this promo for his music master film class, I was inspired. Even though I have no musical skill, he made me feel like I could create something. I’m not going to delude myself by buying an instrument and trying to make something, though!
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Thank you to Neal Larson of KID-AM and FM out of Idaho Falls for the radio interview earlier this week. We talked about the Idaho Total Eclipse Guide. This book is the only guide dedicated to Idaho for the total eclipse on August 21, 2017.
Neal has hosted KID’s morning show for some time. He brings information, education, and entertainment to eastern Idaho. The morning show has the latest news and updates from around Idaho and across the country.
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After following QT Luong on social media and periodically exchanging short communications through such means, I finally met him in person when he invited me to join him into the interior of Yellowstone National Park in the middle of winter. He had already explored and documented every national park by early 2011, but he had never seen Yellowstone buried in snow. The few who have been there during that time, the interior especially, will tell you it’s a completely different park. Having not experienced it myself, I eagerly accepted the invitation. Continue reading "Treasured Lands Book Review"
I heard all the news reports beginning in 2012. First it was a few hundred, then a few thousand Syrians killed by their own government. Then tens of thousands. I said to myself, wow, the world can't possible let this continue. Eventually, as we now know, over a half million dead and 11 million displaced from their homes with almost half outside the country looking for a new place to live.
The photojournalists were instrumental in bringing all this to our collective attention and a few incredible images finally started the world moving. This amazingly sad photograph by Aylan Kurdi was among the most powerful.
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My girlfriend had continued to tell me how connected she felt to mustangs, but that she had never seen one. I continued to tell her I knew where to find them, and I’d show at least one to her one day. That time came on the very first day of our cross-country road trip in the fall of 2016. Continue reading "White Mustang in Desert Sagebrush"
I’ve read plenty of articles and books about it … but it still isn’t easy. I feel like I’ve learned quite a bit in the past year and I think about it for almost every photo I shoot … but sometimes when I look at my images in Lightroom, I wonder what I was thinking. I’ve taken a class on it and knew about almost every concept the teacher talked about … but I can’t always see the concepts in the real world. What am I talking about? Composition. Continue reading "Is It Your Challenge Too ?"
A couple months ago I bought a new 27” iMac with 3 TB of memory. I had been storing all my photos in an external hard drive because my MacBook Pro memory was just about used up. I knew that I needed a back up and kept telling myself I could lose all my photos if the hard drive crashed. But I kept putting it off, until I got the iMac with plenty of memory available for photos.
The optional added memory led to a delay in actually picking up the iMac. But when I finally went into the Simply Mac store I brought my Mac laptop and the external hard drive for the manager to copy all the critical data to my new computer. Everything seemed to work out fine. When I got home I could easily get my photos from Lightroom. I cruised along for a couple weeks adding photos (although I must admit I didn’t take as many photos in the winter) enjoying seeing my photos on a big screen and then … Continue reading "Tragic Loss … Almost"