Happy New Year!

This year I will celebrate five years of running Photography is Not a Crime, which is much further than I ever expected to take this. April 28th to be exact.

My initial goal with this blog was to win my case from my first arrest. But then I was convicted for resisting arrest and forced to take anger management classes while being placed on probation for a year. Then I was arrested again while I was on probation.

Then I overturned my conviction from my first arrest and they ended up dropping the charge many months later after letting it sit in limbo for more than a year instead of trying to retry me.

And I also beat my second case when the cop didn’t show up to court twice.

And by that time, PINAC had morphed into something more than just my case. In the beginning, I was lucky to get 200 readers a day. Now I complain when I only get a few thousand. 

Some of you have been here from the very beginning. Some of you have come and gone, only to come back again (at least judging by your comments).

Many of you have been here from the beginning but have never left a comment, although we do talk through e-mail.

And many of you have discovered PINAC in the last year or so.

So I want to hear from you guys, especially those of you who don’t comment as much.

Tell me how you came across this blog. Tell me a little something about yourself. Where do you live? Are you a photographer?

What makes you keep coming back to this blog? What do you like best about this blog? What do you like least?

What would you like to see more of?  What would you like to see less of?

I plan on doing more TSA stuff in February because I will be flying to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl – for charity – as well as to New Hampshire for the Liberty Forum.

So I will be sure to have laminated copies of the TSA photo policy when I start recording their checkpoints.Those last two incidents really bothered me.

I spent New Year’s Eve in the Florida Keys with family. The above video was shot from Mallory Square in Key West, which if famous for its sunsets.

I time-lapsed about an hour’s worth of footage into just over a minute.

I only realized how dirty my lens was when I started editing. Videography, like blogging, like life itself, is a never-ending learning process.

So talk to me.