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  1. Nathan Stitt
    May 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I continue to be impressed by your daily images. Once I finish my reading for the summer I may start a daily picture publishing for myself. I’m thinking of going with a B&W or monochrome (or duotone) image series. I need to wrap my brain around LR3 and my B&W plugins before I start though.

    I really enjoyed “red step”, “cans”, and “swept”

    • June 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Nathan. I think you’ll find doing a daily photo project both rewarding and educational. There have been plenty of days where I thought “what in the world am I going to take a picture of?” or “I really don’t feel like taking any photos today”. But because of my commitment to my 365 I went out and tried to find a photo and sometimes the photo found me. A few of those days I ended up with some of my best work….ever! I learned a lot on the technical side also. By practicing my processing and shooting skills every day, I’m more confident in my abilities. The one thing missing for me is I still can’t say I have a “style”. I’m still not seeing a consistent look or subject matter among my photos. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad, but it bugs me a little especially when I view other photographers websites who seem to have a specific talent. My concern is from a marketing viewpoint since I’m thinking of getting more out of photography and music financially since I think the “real job” prospects for me are drying up. Gotta pay the mortgage somehow.

      As far as B&W, I say go for it. I may even do a whole week dedicated to B&W shots. I usually know when I take a shot whether I want it to be B&W or color but I don’t always head out the door with either in mind. So going out thinking about shooting strictly for B&W may be a good challenge.

  2. Nathan Stitt
    June 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I’ve been reading quite a few books lately dealing with vision and your unique style as a photographer. I would say that your vision in my mind deals with abstract, form, and juxtapositions of various types. You don’t seem interested in people photography but in stuff. You usually have a knack for perspective on ordinary things that I would never consider or attempt to photograph. I’ll try to view your future images with this in mind to see if I can discern a pattern.

    On a related note, I am pretty sure that weddings, senior pictures, and the like are not my cup of tea. There seems to be plenty of money out there to earn on the side but it is really uninteresting to me in relation to my photo hobby. That said I will be taking senior pictures for a family friend this summer. I’ll probably charge them a little but I am not really in it for money.

    • June 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Pretty good call on my work Nathan. Looking at my work as a “vision” and not a “style” makes more sense.

      I did weddings in the past using medium format film gear (pre-digital). It was a bit nerve-racking but I enjoyed it to a degree. I still tried to be creative, even with the posed shots. I got out of it because of the expense of the gear and it was tough doing that along with my day job.

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