One of the perks of self-employment is that I’m no longer forced to backburner series ideas for lack of time. So when I decided it would be cool to take long exposure shots of various rooms and exhibits at The Met with the hopes of photographing an “empty” museum, there was nothing to stop me from just grabbing my tripod, ND filters, and hopping a train to 86th street.Read More»
There’s a new site in town called Snapsation that is trying to be the latest site to connect photographers and clients. Photographers set up profiles and list offers, and potential clients come in and browse the wares. Job booking and payment is done through the site, which allows it to offer buyer protection to the customer, something decidedly lacking in the traditional photographer/client relationship.Read More»
I had originally intended this entry to be about buskers; about how I’d always had a soft spot for them and always loved them as photo subjects, about how I always admired them for loving their craft so much that they would stick to it even if it meant sacrificing a lot to do it.
But then I got laid off today and figured I’d rather talk about that.Read More»
Last month, Stina asked me for some tips and suggestions on how to make good portraits of her relatives at an upcoming reunion (I say “make” because with a portrait you’re not just taking the picture, you’re directing the whole thing). She had asked for specific pointers so, naturally, I replied with general rhetoric (because [...]Read More»
I’m sure some of my family would cluck their teeth that I opted for this celebration over the traditional Easter Sunday Mass, but I’m only human. Hourlong masses and stiff clothing can’t really compete against a day devoted to song and food and drowning in colors. Maybe if Easter Mass could somehow incorporate a Nerf gun fight, I might be tempted to drop in.Read More»