I was writing page after page of thoughts as I tried to answer cate songbird’s question, and I realized that maybe there’s a much easier answer. Do I feel that my artistic vision is compromised by covering weddings (since practically speaking, that is a viable business)? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.
I spent the last few days working on film and polaroid packages for weddings and events. Though I previously had some basic figures worked out, I had to hammer out all the details in order to provide second shooter pricing to Albert Cheung (I would shoot film, polaroids, and/or digital as Albert’s second shooter). It [...]
I hate transition sunglasses. They straddle the fence…trying to do too much for the sake of ‘convenience’, and they end up doing nothing well. They don’t work well in cars. They don’t work well in the shade. Overall…they just plain suck. I don’t have transition sunglasses. So why am I so harsh?
When the first faux-Polaroid apps came out for the iPhone, I was interested in them immediately. It was cool to think that you could get Polaroid type images right out of a camera…or phone for that matter. I had already been using Polaroid-type actions in Photoshop for years, so it made sense that someone would [...]
I was thinking about writing about all the planning and prep that went into the beach shoot…but honestly, it gets a bit boring. Then I was going to write about how I go to great lengths for interesting angles. But I got sick of the self-praise. So simply put…I take risks. I wasn’t always so [...]
I've known Mike and Jem for some time now. And I had the privilege of taking pictures at their engagement (literally at the moment when Mike proposed). So, it was with great pleasure that I photographed their wedding.
As I continue to learn and teach my fellow photographers about the photography business, it’s come to my attention that most couples getting married don’t realize where all their money goes. I think that makes total sense. I mean how would the average single person know? So why do wedding photographers charge so much? Or [...]