Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet The Humor of It

Sometimes things are so serious on Shades that the need for a dose of levity very quickly became apparent. I knew who I wanted to write a humor column for Shades. Donna Pointkouski of What's Past Is Prologue. She's the one geneablogger that can make me laugh through blog posts, comments, and her crazy entertaining emails.

But would she do it? I wrote, I begged, I pleaded, and then I started arm twisting. She got so tired of hearing from me she caved. Shades is honored to have the benefit of her wit, wisdom, knowledge and unmatched skills as a writer for Saturday's Weekend With Shades.

Donna is an old hand with a camera, having gotten her first camera at the age of 11. She hasn't stopped taking photographs since. Although the format and the subject of her photography have changed over the years, she continually seeks to see the humor of it all. And so will you.

Read all about her take on this new column and welcome her to Shades!
And please note, she's a women wearing glasses.

"What's so funny about photography?"

That was my question when footnoteMaven asked me to write a monthly humor column for Shades of the Departed.

But I realized that humor is merely a different way of looking at things. The art of photography, the role of a photographer, and the act of having your photo taken can be quite a serious endeavor.

But, if you look at the process through a different lens, it can be downright hysterical. Join me once a month on Weekend with Shades as I explore The Humor of It - Through a Different Lens.

Join Shades Saturday, March 28, for the first
The Humor of It
"Through A Different Lens"


Blogger wendy said...

Can't wait! Donna is a wonderful writer!

March 25, 2009 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Sounds interesting... I'm looking forward to it! :)

March 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Sheri Fenley said...

Hip Hip Hooray! Great choice fM! Donna is wonderfully witty and a talented writer.

March 26, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate the sentiment. I make video biographies - so much of what we (all) do leads us toward the sad and the serious. Capturing humor in genealogy and family history - as hard as it sometimes is - should always be a priority.

March 26, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

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