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!

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LJ – Street photographer

March 4, 2010


As a portrait photographer, usually working in a studio with paying customers, I know that the most important aspect of my work is connecting intimately with my subjects.

I don’t normally get that feeling or idea from street photography. In fact, often times, the subjects you see in street photos are walking away or looking awkward towards the camera.

However, this is certainly not the case at all with today’s artist. LJ, a photographer I love from flickr, shows what street photography should be all about. His connection puts you in a place that unless you’ve been there, you never really get to see.

It’s so powerful and telling. His photography, lighting and processing are all perfectly crafted to show who his subjects are. His photography should be an instruction course for those seeking to connect with their subjects,  not only street photographers, but rather all portrait photographers.


The Big Picture – Amazing Photojournalism

March 3, 2010

I am personally not that into photojournalism. Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen powerful images as that found on our site we’re featuring today. It’s called The Big Picture.

It’s a photoblog run by the Boston Globe Newspaper. An editor there selects the best photographs from AP, Reuters and other news agencies and organizes them by a theme or event.

Some of the events are hard news stories, like the inauguration of Barack Obama and the tragedy in Chile. Other topics are more slice-of-life—check out this collection of photos of dance from around the world.