Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ask yourself this question, "Am I a photographer or am I an artist"

When giving a presentation or workshop I always ask if anyone in attendance has ever asked themselves this question. For the most part, only one or two people raise their hands. I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I am. 

I go on to explain that I have given this question a lot of thought and I have concluded that I'm both. I consider myself a photographer when I'm out shooting and an artist when I come back to process and post-process my images.

It's an important question to ask yourself. The answer may surprise you.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

B&H Photo announces my HDR Workshop

I'll be presenting an expanded version of my "Introduction To HDR Photography" at B&H Photo in New York City on July 10th. We'll talk about the technical aspects of HDR and how they work in the context of taking and making good photographs. It should be fun. Join me if you can.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Be patient. You may just have to wait.

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We went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art earlier this week. No tripods allowed by the way. Walking down the hall and looking to my left, I saw a group of people looking at these 2 paintings. It had all the elements for a good shot, except the people of course. I had to wait for about 15 minutes for this moment.  I think it was worth it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vincent Versace at B&H Photo

Yesterday, I spent the day at B&H Photo in New York City.  Vincent is one of my favorite shooters, but it's his philosophy about art and processing that drew me into the workshop. It was outstanding.

I got to talk to him for just a few minutes about his interview on The Candid Frame #130 and his latest work from Myanmar. His new slide show of those images are a must.  You can see them here.

I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2 new HDR workshops just announced

This is very cool.  I'll be bringing my expanded "An Introduction to HDR Photography" presentation to Unique Photo in Fairfield, New Jersey on June 24 and to the B&H Event Space in New York City on July 10, 2012.  I'm really excited about this.

In addition to the basics of processing and post-processing, I'll be discussing HDR in the context of taking good pictures.  It will be great. You can sign up for the Unique presentation here.  The B&H site is not live yet but as soon as it is I'll be sure to let you know.

I hope to see you there.