Newsletter June 2014
June….Father's Day fast approaching along with kids breaking up for summer vacation, all in all creates a lot of excitement and energy!
It was July 19th, 1910 when the governor of Washington proclaimed the first 'Father's Day'! A whole 40 years after 'Mother's Day' was first celebrated. During the 1920's and 30's movements were arising to scrap both and replace it with a 'Parent's Day' suggesting that both parents should be 'loved and respected together'. This change wasn't adopted..phew! Father's day then became another way to celebrate troops and support the war effort during world war II.
It wasn't until 1972 that President Nixon proclaimed Father's Day a federal holiday and today more than $1billion is spent on Father's Day gifts!
This months newsletter includes the usual topics and the photographer in you is a special section on color…how to match complimentary colors and how to increase emphasis on the subject in a photograph though choosing the right background to increase contrast.
It also includes a new very short section - quote of the month…not that closely tied to photography I hear you say :-)….I'll let you decide.
Enjoy your June and don't forget to get in touch if you want some special photos for Dad this Father's Day,