It was the wonder in their eyes and the semi-astonished looks in their faces. We laid out the prints on a large desk and couldn't fit them all despite it being a large desk. There were many 4x6 prints and Stephen and Danielle (as well as my wife and I) were looking over them. Presenting the images in this way really created a new and old experience for us all. It was real. It was tangible. It was the true life of a photograph: Print.Read More
If you love your images, get them printed. Period.
I recently received some test prints back from the folks at Musea and was completely blown away by the quality. We were given 4 different papers to try out (so each picture you see represents a different paper) and while I liked some over others, they all brought out amazing qualities in the photos that were just not there when looking at the images from a screen.Read More
I have a lot of fun when I get a chance to be a second shooter at a wedding. For this wedding, I was privileged to work with Kirill Bordon Photography to create amazing memories for this amazing couple. Kirill and I are both film shooters and both have a great enjoyment for the medium we use. Film is fun and we love the results that we get to give to our clients.Read More
…3 years later, I get an email from the same mother. It's a request for another birthday party. This time, it's (not-so-baby-anymore) Hannah's sister: Abigail! Being able to provide documentary photography to capture all the going-ons and the fun the kids had is quite amazing when doing it once... but twice? Awesomeness!…Read More
I have to apologize. My blog has been quiet for a little while. I like to update and tell visual stories and keep you folks all in the loop of where I've been and how I've been growing as a photographer. At the moment though I'm trying to re-organize all my files. My computer died. Again. And my life is thankfully not in shambles.
Technology these days is fickle (fickly?). Hard drives die at the drop of a hat. CD/DVDs suddenly become unreadable. My once-trusted PCs have kicked the bucket much earlier that I really wanted them to. I have a reliance on computers that I don't really want but kind of need to have. I guess that's the world today.
What have I learned from this? PRINT your photographs! Get prints! Make them! Create a book or something. Shoot film and create negatives :) Sure, negatives are not entirely foolproof either but once they're created properly and handled with care, I think you'll find them less of a nightmare to store through all the technology changes than my outdated CD/DVD drive... yes, computers seem not to use them anymore!
And if you store stuff on your computer, MAKE BACKUPS. Store to the Cloud. Store to a separate hard drive. Don't trust that machine to hold your data for decades. It's got years on it most likely.
Anyways, I shall be blogging soon and hope to talk to you all soon! There's many a story that I want to tell... now if only I could find that folder in my backup hard drive...