• 12
    Mar

    Plastic People: Part 3 Instant Intimacy

    Here in the last two blog posts, I looked at portraits, and what makes a great portrait.  I suggested a great portrait doesn’t hide every, single flaw but connects the person viewing the image to the person in the image.  A great portrait causes the viewer to stop and think: “I know that person.  I […]

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  • 11
    Mar

    Plastic People Part 2: Portrait Photography

    In the previous blog post I looked at the possible international consequences of portraits that don’t accurately represent the person being photographed.  Where is the line? Back in the days of King Henry VIII, certain physical defects were glossed over by painters.  As I said in the previous blog post, the omission of Anne of […]

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  • 10
    Mar

    Plastic People, part 1 of Portrait Photography

    Recently, I was coming home from a shoot, and connected via Houston.  On the hard plastic waiting seat?  A copy of US Magazine.  I think it was US?  I don’t remember.  It was one of those magazines that follows the stars — most famous for being famous.  (HELLO!  WHERE IS MY PAPARAZZI?)  In this case […]

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  • 07
    Mar

    Challenges Faced by Photographers: Part 4

    By now, if you’ve stuck with reading my blog for the last three postings, you know the drill:  I strongly believe professional photographers are being clobbered by iPhones and photo booths.  Last post, I ranted about iPhones.  This post, I’m focused on photo booths. What makes a great photo execution?  The camera?  The software?  The […]

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  • 05
    Mar

    Challenges Faced by Photographers (Part 3)

    In the last two blog posts, I ranted about what I view as the greatest challenges facing both professional event photographers and photo production companies.  To recap: 1) Smart phone cameras 2)  Photo booths. So, what is the event photographer to do?  Eat a gun?  Cry?  Buy a photo booth? Buy stock in Apple?   […]

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  • 03
    Mar

    Challenges Faced by Photographers (Part 2)

    In the previous blog post, I argued that today’s photo market place is dramatically affected by smart phones, and their ease of uploading images to social media. And, it’s not just the traditional photo marketplace that has been affected!  Even greenscreen photography production is challenged — just recently, I came across a green screen iPad […]

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  • 02
    Mar

    Challenges faced by Photographers (Part 1)

    Those of you who read my little stories know I don’t spend a ton of time talking about photography.  In fact, this is probably the least photography oriented blog written by a photographer on our blue planet. Part of that is because photographers love mumbo-jumbo that the average person doesn’t give a crap about.  Just […]

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  • 18
    Feb

    Things I learned in Rome (Le cose che ho imparato a Roma)

    Editor’s Note:  please don’t be mad at me for this blog post.  It is a little over the top, but I just can’t help it.  There are enough boring travel blogs out there.  If off -color humor offends you, you should probably leave now.  Or, if you don’t think I’m funny, you should just leave […]

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  • 07
    Feb

    Where are we going?

    My four favorite words in the English language are the title of this post, followed closely by, “Mr. Gatty, you’ve been upgraded” and,  “Of course you can fly business class.” In this case, I’ve been going around the house this morning shouting: “WHERE ARE WE GOING?” And answering myself: “ROME, BABY!” I’m afraid I’ve driven […]

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  • 03
    Feb

    A Growing US Event Photos

    Every year at this time, I work on updating web sites, bios, marketing, services — well, everything.  And, every year at this time, I end up thinking about where we’ve been, where we are going, and what is our story. And, it dawned on me, most people don’t know our story.  It used to be, […]

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