Read the June issue of PDN. I started working my way through the articles last night, and it is the best issue I have read in a long time! Pick it up, if you care about photography.
I’m proud to be the feature of this Friday’s Art Star Interview on the Photopol.us website.
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I thought I’d share some of my pictures from the current issue of Quick. That bold, wild, red cover should attract a few readers!
I have never seen so many useful articles for us working, freelance photographers in one publication, as I’ve just seen in the new (June 2009) issue of PDN. I haven’t had a chance to really dig in and read it yet, but just skimming through the pages has me VERY excited!!!
Articles on creative ways to expand your business, economical mailers/promos, freelance art directors, videography as a viable income solution, and a million more things to help us out. Really, you need to pick up a copy, if you don’t already subscribe…
As soon as I find some free time, I will be reading this issue from cover to cover at least once.
I was going through some old stuff tonight and ran across a folder with images from the Warped Tour. I forgot to check and see if it was from 2007 or 2008, but the year isn’t necessarily important. Instead of showing off band after band, I thought I’d share some fan/audience pics:
As you can see, there were a few odd/interesting/weird moments to capture. The banana crowd surfer was just plain odd. I guess bananas have the right to crowd surf, just like the rest of us, but still…
The second shot is of people dancing to a Ska band. If you’ve never seen a Ska dance pit, they move around in giant circles and do these cool looking, exaggerated dance moves.
The third shot isn’t that out of the ordinary, but I thought it was still worth sharing. I just like seeing the energy of a crowd as they scream for more. I should post some of my Austin City Limits crowd shots here sometime. I have some really fun audience photos from there…
I’m not sure why clouds interest me so much. They do, though. This shot was taken at 12:45am when I looked up and saw some wonderful textures in the sky. Clouds can be really fun to shoot at night, but it requires a very high ISO or a tripod (or both).
If you pick up a copy of Quick currently on stands, be sure to check out my cover image. It was interesting trying to do a cover shoot while the club was open and busy. People were bumping into me, dancing into my shot, and making it hard for the model to hear me.
Even with all the issues, I’m still very happy with the shot. I think it has all the energy and sex appeal that the story does. It’s about sexy drinks, and I think my photo is kind of sexy…
I love old Volkswagens. I’ve owned two, but never had the chance to drive them as much as I wanted to. I would love another. Tonight, I was stuck at a shoot on Lower Greenville that was taking forever. Luckily, I had this beauty to look at and keep me happy:
I know this post doesn’t really have much to do with photography, but I just HAD to talk about it. I’ve got Volkswagens on the mind right now…
Yup, I did another Cinco de Mayo video, this one was of a middle school celebration. If you just can’t get enough of the May 5th celebration every year, you may need to watch this video ASAP:
Who in Dallas doesn’t like Keller’s drive-in? I am forced to drive by it almost every night, thinking about it’s tasty, greasy, salty goodness. Often, I drive past when it’s closed, with only a few lights on and an empty parking lot.
Last night, around 1am, I decided to stop and grab a quick pic of the burger joint. It just looks so interesting when there’s nobody around. So quiet, so peaceful… like something out of another era in time.
I bet I could get a much better image if I actually went with a tripod and waited for a bold night sky. This was just handheld at 1600 ISO, 1/50 sec, and f3.5 – so you can’t expect to get a wonderful poster-sized print out of it. Maybe one day I will go back at night and shoot it right. The place deserves it…