Thanks so much to my website host Zenfolio for integrating a new blog feature into the website! I figure this is where I can post technical and artistic details on some of the shots from my portfolio, news on upcoming shoots, and updates on events where I'll be selling and exhibiting my work. I'll even post an occasional review of some piece of gear, new or old, that I've been using, in case people are curious about the technical merit of some shiny expensive toy they've been mulling over in their brains. I'll also answer some of the common and general how-do-I photo questions I get from people on a daily basis, as I've found myself in the position of being the go-to-guy in my circle of acquaintances when it comes to dispensing advice. You might say I'm a photo therapist.
And mind you, I'm really not a techie-dork when it comes to photography compared to some people out there (although some folks would beg to differ). I take a very intuitive, artistic approach to photography, so when it comes to gear, a shot, a technique, or anything for that matter, I tend to make a does-it-work-for-me-or-doesn't-it final value judgment. Kind of a Roger Ebert thumbs up or down approach. You will not hear me talking about barrel distortion, sharpness measurements, or anything like that when I evaluate something. I have no tools for measuring lens specifications; just eyes and a somewhat cluttered brain.
So that's why I refer to myself and my fave photo brethren as The Mofotographers. We're just regular mofos who care only about making kickass shots. Yes, we do plan, but when we show up at a shoot, we just make a few rapid fire judgments and then start shooting. We don't do calculations or bust out a hand-held meter. That sh*t's just too complicated for a simple-minded mofo like me.
So if you fancy yourself a photo simpleton, who would prefer not to think about photography, but just feel it, this blog might be right up your f/16. Welcome my mofos... Mwahahaaahaaa.
Where do we begin? Let's start with the most recent photo I did...