Ready to drool??

June 25, 2010

My son has a Sesame Street Diner Toy that has grover cooking something up. In his very memorable voice blurts, “Does that not look delicious!?” That’s exactly what came to mind when I stumbled across this awesome food photography site!

I hate the name they chose for the site, it’s all about being edgy I guess, even in food photography, but the imagery is mouthwatering!  The premise behind the site is very simple. Just submit your best food photography and if it makes the editors drool enough, then they’ll post your image online. It’s gotta be good though because they only post one a day. But if you love food photography, food or natural light photography, which most of it is, then you’ll love this site!

Beware of viewing this site while hungry!


Images of the oil spill from a local

June 24, 2010

Recently a friend of mine posted images of the BP oil spill on his site, Slices of America, an interesting photo site for professional and amateur photographers alike.

He posted images of what Grand Isle looks like after weeks and weeks of being plagued by the oil spill and the landscape of how locals are reacting. It’s a very sad sight but one worth talking about. The imagery is sad and being from that area makes it even more sad for me.


Other cameras at the wedding?!

June 11, 2010

What to do?! What to do!!!

Well, for anyone who’s photographed weddings before, you know the feeling; you go in for a photograph and there are hoards of the bride and groom’s family and friends there with their own cameras! But they hired you!? So what do you do? What should you feel? Should you say anything?? Well, I found this discussion interesting and have had it with other photographer friends of mine before. Check out this article from WPJA.com. It addresses this very subject and does so very well!

WPJA.com is a great resource for wedding photojournalists. Check it out!


What’s wrong with wedding photography today?

May 6, 2010

What is your main purpose when photographing a wedding? What’s your goal? Do you know? How do you approach the business of it? What’s your goal? Do you know? If you know or much more if you don’t, read this!

Wow, what a refreshing thing to read this morning. Please, stop what you’re doing and read this post by Gary Fong. Especially any of you who dream of being a wedding photographer. Or for that matter, any type of portrait photographer. He shoots it straight… no pun intended. Wow, this is really really really good… and needed right now.

What’s wrong with wedding photography today?


ShootSac.com – fashionable bags for laptops and cameras!

April 17, 2010

Ladies and well…  gentelemen too, maybe a luxury, but a very cool and modern alternative to your classic and typical camera bags and laptop bags.  Well, the reality is these things aren’t really a luxury but these bags are just plain cool and different than anything you’ve ever owned. That’s where Shoot Sac comes in!

If you’re looking to update your bags or just get something new and fresh, check out ShootSac.Com. I personally think this would be a great place to find unique gifts for the photography friends and family in your life.


PhotoVision – Education and solutions for pro photographers!

April 16, 2010

I love PhotoVision! I LOOOOOVVVEEE PHOTOVISION!! Do you understand what I’m trying to say here?! PhotoVision has been around over a decade and has tens of thousands of pro photographers learning from them.

PhotoVision has much to offer in the way of educational videos. I ran across their products around five or six years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. The DVDs I bought back then are still helpful and I love to go back and watch them all the time.

PhotoVision offers other stuff as well like products such as calibration targets but what they are most known for and rightly so are their instructional videos.

For a yearly subscription, you can receive their videos six times a year. They also have other DVDs available with all subjects related to portrait photography from top portrait photographers in each given genres such as children’s photography, wedding and senior portraits. Names such as Kirk Voclain, Kia Bondurant, Sarah Petty and Sarah Antisdel. What they ask for membership is so worth the money. If you haven’t purchased their videos before you can go back and get 2009 at a very discounted rate! But even full rate is worth it in my opinion.

Also, check out their facebook page!


Enchanted Images – Amazing portrait photographers!!!

April 15, 2010

Today’s post we’re featuring one of our favorite portrait photographers out there, Enchanted Images. The awesome photographers behind this great portrait photography business is James and Stephani Hays.  They are from Roseville, California, near Sacramento if I’m not mistaken.

I first became fans of theirs on photoSIG when James would post images for critique. His work made me an instant fan and I’ve been one ever since. He’s an inspiration of mine and his work just gets better and better and more classy all of the time.

Enchanted images specializes in seniors and family portraits. A great combination for these guys as they know how to do it perfectly with the right artistic touches. They are so inspiring to me I think because they never cease to produce images that look  beautiful and cutting edge, fashion forward and timeless, artistic and perfectly flattering for each individual subject. I just love these guys!!!

If you haven’t ever checked them out or it’s been a while, stop what you’re doing and go there now! It will be well worth your time.

Check out their site or their blog. How about their facebook page? If that’s not enough, you can even check out their photoSIG page! If you talk to them, let them know you found them on our site!