Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So I haven't been doing much in the way of photography lately since Jenn and I are getting ready to move in to our first house (after months of planning)! However, that hasn't prevented me from keeping up with my favorite photography blogs.

I love the amount of photography related information available on the net today that only a few years ago was virtually unheard of. Thanks to some really talented photographers sharing their wisdom and experience, its almost impossible not to learn whatever technique your mind is craving.

Over the last week or so, I came across three really great articles that made me sit back and reflect on my own skills and abilities. All three are different in their vision but equally stimulating.

In no particular order:

Consider Your Palette

This first article by my lighting mentor, David Hobby of the Strobist blog, deals with the colors you choose to show in your own work. He makes some really interesting points in this, and while its not entirely Strobist related, its most definitely photography related and will encourage you to view your own work from a new perspective, at least it did me.

This next article, Lessons I Didn't Learn in Photo School, is by Syl Arena from the PixSylated blog, an amazing photographer and educator. He explores five insightful points that may seem simple, but after a little thought, could change your outlook on your next shoot.

Last but not least are some very profound words of wisdom from one of the greats in modern photography, Jay Maisel! Jay is a world renowned photographer and is known for mastering composition through natural light. A few months ago he was the guest blogger on Scott Kelby's blog, and delivered a simple but effective message.

Check out that article HERE.

I frequently post links to other people's works that I enjoy reading, but in this case, I really do hope you take the time to read these, more importantly, get something from them!


Monday, October 5, 2009

"I'll Light Ya For It"

This is just too good not to share... Joe McNally and Scott Kelby doing a spoof of the old Michael Jordan / Larry Bird McDonalds commercial...