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?

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Crash Taylor’s Interview Site

March 19, 2010

Today’s site just blew me away! I am so happy I found it. I am surprised I’ve never heard of it. It is called Crash Taylor – The World’s Best Interview Site About Photography. It was love at first site. I totally fell in love! He interviews the best of the best. Photographers that specialize in portraits, weddings, fashion and even sports. He features a new interview every month and the photographers are so interesting to read.

They are photographers you may have heard of like: David Ziser, Paul Johnson, David Beckstead, Jules Bianchi, Grant Oakes, Michael Grecco, Jasmine Star, Andy Marcus, and the list goes on and on!

Here is a segment from his site where he discusses exactly what he does:

“Welcome to photographer interviews by Crash Taylor. Every month Crash will be interviewing a photographer whose work pushes the boundaries of our profession to create images that are emotional, edgy, original, and most of all capture a unique moment in time. ¬†Whether you’re an amateur or seasoned pro, Crash hopes these interviews will inspire you to stamp your own imprint on the landscape of great photography and become the best and most innovative photographer you possibly can be.”

Crash is an award winning wedding photographer from the UK and was voted one of the top ten wedding photographers in the UK by Professional Photographer Magazine.

He is certainly accomplished and he knows what good photography is. He is able to ask the right questions. The questions that answer what we all want to know about these photographers. His questions are indepth and the interviews are beautifully written and put together.

I look forward to reading through them all. I am sure it will take me some time. But it will be worth it!


Get that baby smiling

March 8, 2010

Learn how to get babies to smile!

For those who photograph babies know that at times it can be a bit challenging. However, with experience, you can learn how to get young people to smile for the camera.

Recently, I found a great post on how to get a baby to smile. Ten tips for making your baby smile is a great blog post that would benefit any photographer who feels comfortable enough to handle children. This post is really insightful into how children feel and react to interaction from parents and adults. It is not a post geared for photographers, however, it is certainly beneficial to portrait photographers who photograph babies. Enjoy!


Amazing Eye Macros

March 5, 2010


Recently I stumbled across a blog entry about extreme close ups of bug eyes. Just like most photographers, I’ve seen macros of bugs before. However, this collection stood out to me for the quantity and quality of this grouping. The bugs are amazing and the detail and clarity of them are amazing.

What is so amazing about these photographs is not only that the color and details of these tiny insects are so intriguing. It is also the fact that every other aspect of these images are top notch. For example, composition, framing and overall presentation. I would think photographing such small creatures would make it even more difficult to get the entire image perfect.

These images were not all taken by the same photographer. They are a collection, however you can find the individual photographers responsible for each image below each photograph. Well worth checking out!


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.