It’s a small world, or at least it’s a small city, here in Dallas. I’ve been doing the professional photographer thing for over a decade, and did photo assisting and part-time shooting for several years before that. I’ve been in this business long enough to meet a LOT of people.
Black Book, Dead Book…
This may come as no surprise to many of you, but it sounds like Black Book may be in its last run. Before I go too far, I will make sure you all know what Black Book is. Some of you new photogs may not have heard about Black Book or similar industry books, since they have become a “thing of the past”.
ASMP has received word directly from Black Book that AR 100 and Photography Volume 3 books, that were originally to be distributed in the fall, are now expected to be delivered by theend of May. Advance copies are in the possession of Black Book and we are told they “look great!”
We have also been informed that the future of The Black Book – in its current form – is uncertain. In any case, we are told that all books will be delivered and ads fulfilled. The website will remain up and running to the end of each and every contract, while next steps for The Black Book are determined.
For any questions, please call Black Book at 212.979.6700.
ASMP will continue to update on this issue as necessary.
Eugene Mopsik Executive Director, ASMP
www.jasonjanik.com is up and running…
Yup, I had a new website built for my wedding and portrait clients. Most of my work still comes from editorial or corporate shoots, but I’ve always taken an exclusive number of weddings, engagements, and bridal bookings. I got tired of not having a web presence for these clients to review, so I remedied that problem. Take a look: www.jasonjanik.com
Professional Photographer’s Invoice…
I can see some very basic information regarding how people discover my blog. If they arrived via a search engine, it tells me the key word(s) used. Not so much info that it gets to be Big Brother, but still enough to let me know why people are reading my blog.
Texas Music Photographer shoots the Art World…
Texas Artists’ Portraits, Part One by James Bland is opening at the CADD Gallery in downtown Dallas on Thursday, April 30. Opening party is between 6-9 p.m.
I’m pretty pleased with the way my karaoke pics turned out in the current issue of Quick. Let me know what you think, too…
Shooting on a white seamless…
I was thinking about writing up a little tutorial on how to shoot on a white seamless background. Then I found a link to someone who wrote it up about ten times better than I had planned. His is so detailed, it has FIVE parts to it!
What camera should I buy?!?
I get asked this question all the time: What camera should I buy? Sometimes it is a variation of that question, like: What brand camera is the best? Either way, it’s basically the same idea. What camera will make me a better photographer?
When to pull the trigger…
Don’t think I’m suggesting that every golf shot should be taken in this exact pose. There are an infinite number of ways to capture the action of the game. Instead, I’m just taking one of the most basic positions for photographing the game and pointing out the minor details that can make a shot seem average vs. great. This should be the first shot you learn and the first shot that you take.
Mosh pit, anyone?
It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Curtain Club. It’s a small hard/heavy rock music club in Deep Ellum. Last night, I went to take photos of Ugly Mus-tard – a Dallas industrial band (think Nine Inch Nails, but heavier). They were pretty popular in the late 1990’s, with some decent airplay and successful tours of the US and Europe. The band reunited this year, so now there’s plenty of new opportunities to be pummeled by loud music and wild audience members!