The batteries on my Profoto Acute B 600r packs are finally starting to show their age. I’ve had the packs since the middle of 2007 and I shoot with them all the time. It’s now the middle of 2010, so that’s not too bad, I think. Three years on those little batteries… Now, I need to find a cheap replacement. I’ll keep you posted!
Speaking of Profoto, they are sponsoring an ASMP
event here in Dallas on June 16th at Bolt Studios
that should be a total blast! From 6-9pm with free drinks and food, too. Here are the details:
Michael Jordan – the CEO of EDS, not the basketball player – some years ago for eWeek Magazine
. I had photographed countless people, celebrities and heads of companies before. However, this is the first time I had done a portrait of the CEO of a multi-billion dollar international company. I’ve shot many other Fortune 500 CEO’s since then, but I still remember this one.
I remember he seemed very busy and stressed, as any person at his career level would be. In the thirty minutes I had with him, he seemed very polite and nice. He seemed very committed to his company and employees. But, man… I remember leaving that shoot and feeling glad that I wasn’t a CEO. It looked like a job that was just too stressful for me to handle.
Anyway, I was kind of sad to see this in the paper today:
Sure, I didn’t really know him. Thirty minutes is hardly enough time to remember a person at all. But still, it’s sad to know that someone I met, someone I looked at through the lens on my Hasselblad
and captured on film is no longer here.
I received an email about this one from one of the sponsors in their weekly e-blast. Maybe you should enter:
And, PDN always has a contest going on. Outdoor/landscape shooters might want to enter this one (deadline is May 10th, so hurry):
Pictures of the Year International has a program/competition set up for emerging photographers to receive up to $10k in assistance:
Also, for members of the Dallas
members of ASMP
, there will be a juried art show in September 2010. Entries will be accepted, starting in June. More info here: