One of my goals for 2020 was to get better at my photography. I have done 3 photo shoots so far this year and I already have several more in the works; so I thought it best to create a portfolio page for my photography [and subsequently each photo shoot as a sub page under photography – so please check those out.]
Check out my portfolio here: Michael Coulombe Portfolio
At the beginning of the year  I took up photography as a hobby – since I travel so much for work. In January I took a trip to Vegas and took some pictures while I was there.
Well the El Cortez Hotel and Casino used one of my pictures for their Instagram page to promote this 3-day weekend [President’s Weekend.] What a nice and lovely surprise!
Since I travel so much for pleasure and for work, I decided that for 2020 I wanted to invest in a camera. I am not looking to become a professional photographer – it is definitely just a hobby. My goal is just to take better pictures when I travel.
To help gather feedback I created both an Instagram and Pinterest page. Please follow and help me become a better photographer!
Pics by Michael Instagram
Pics by Michael Pinterest
Today, in celebration of Earth Day, the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes had their second annual art show and poetry reading called ‘Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression‘. Yours truly was a feature poet invited to read. I haven’t been an invited poet in over 15 years (if not more.) Attending today felt like coming out of retirement – and I am grateful for my friend Georgia Washington for asking me to be a part of the event.
The weather today was a wonderful 72 degrees with a slight breeze as we saw Catalina Island hiding out in the distant haze. The waves crashed towards as we stood up over the high cliff. It was an amazing inspiring day and I was grateful to be a part of the festivities today!
Also after the reading today I have decided to move forward and being writing my second book. I want to write a book that is full of anthems, that can inspire people and up lift them! That’s why it’s been so hard to write. I want it to be epic!
Check out the video from this amazing day!