I see it all the time, photographers posting pictures of their clients on and around train tracks.
1) It is illegal – Photographing on active tracks is always illegal and photographing dormant tracks is almost always illegal. The tracks and the area surrounding them are private property, so when you shoot on the tracks you are breaking the law (criminal trespassing). Even if you don’t see trains on the tracks, and there’s vegetation growing up in the railbed, it is still private property and those tracks can be active at any time.
If the tracks are dormant and non-functional they will be clearly marked, and even then your presence on them is still trespassing. Continue reading “Stay off the train tracks!”
I wear MANY hats. In addition to doing photography, I still run my dj business. This blog post comes from experiences with the DJ biz, but can apply to photography as well.
What do you do when a client abuses you or your equipment?
Continue reading “Don’t touch my stuff!!”
So as you may or may not know. I volunteer to cover media for a local Christian radio station. I just finished shooting their largest concert, a 3 day event. If you’ve attended a concert that they sponsored, you’ve see me. I’ll be the guy loaded down like a pack mule with over 20# of camera gear, probably blocking your view (sorry, I need my shots).
This year it was HOT!!!! I sweated so much that my ballcap was soaked in every inch and I never got in the lake or got wet. I got sunburned good, not as bad as I have in years past… but with all the sweat I cannot put anything on my face as it would just run into my eyes anyway. Continue reading “Shooting a concert”
So, I see many people who take photos offering their original files. WHY!!!???
There is no reason you should just hand anybody or post your unedited photos straight from the SD card. Properly editing your photos can take that “eh” photo to a “wall-worthy” photo.
Do I take great photos? Yes, but there is so much more that can be done to the photo, no matter how good I was at composing the photo, no matter how I do my settings in the camera – they all need editing. Continue reading “Editing photos vs the original shot”
I am going to be posting some older photos that I have taken over the years. These were taken before I started using Lightroom, and I wanted to give them a fresh look as well.
Here are some from Rutan Park from October 2012. Continue reading “Throwback Edits”