Archive for June, 2009

I was supposed to meet Kathryn at the church at 4:45pm, but I got there a little early. Her car was already, there but I didn’t see her. She had told me at the rehearsal the church had Mass from 4 – 5 pm, so I grabbed my gear and headed for the garden to […]

Last night I had the great fortune of working as a 2nd shooter for Kathryn Gaiennie. It was exhilarating and exhausting. I’m sore in places I didn’t expect to be. Here’s how it went down: I blogged about how I got this opportunity in Finding a photographer, so let me pickup where I left off. […]

Missy and Maddy

27, Jun 2009

My good friend Seth’s girlfriend Missy allowed me to shoot her and her daughter, Maddy, last night. It went well, but I think it could have gone better. Seth is house sitting at a great little place so we decided to meet there. I arrived about an hour early to scout it and take a […]

As I said in a previous post, I’m planning to go to St. Louis  on Sunday (I’ll tell you why it’s not today a little later) . Earlier this week I sent out some emails to St. Louis wedding and portrait photographers I found listed with St. Louis Bride Magazine. I visited each website on […]

On my way home from dinner at my girlfriend’s house I listened to another one of Camera Dojo’s podcasts, well most it (it’s only a 25 minute drive). It’s Podcast #45 and they talk with LA wedding photographer Candice Cunningham. Before I get started, this blog is not only for other people in my situation, […]

Photography Mentor has a few cool things to offer. The first is free. The have a collection of photography podcast feeds that I’ve found really helpful. I think that’s where I first found Camera Dojo. The second costs some money, but I think it’s REALLY cool! For $175 you can sign up for the Photography […]

Walk Before You Run

24, Jun 2009

I took a drawing class at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park in the late 90s. On the first day the teacher told us, “This is not a creative class. You are going to draw what I tell you to draw and how I tell you to draw it.” Many of the students got […]

I think there are two aspects to a blog: Design and Content. Content is certainly the most important. I don’t want my blog to be a Paris Hilton: all style with no substance. With the posts being the main part of the content, I’m trying to decided how to organize the categories and static pages.  […]

Glorioso Casting

23, Jun 2009

I went over to my friend Ryan’s new office today to shoot some architectural pictures. He runs a casting company here in Shreveport called Glorioso Casting. Though the photos certainly aren’t going to be published in Architectural Digest, I think they turned out okay considering I just used available light. One of the things I learned today is I am SLOW […]

One of the resources I’ve heard about several times is the book Fast Track Photographer by Dane Sanders. I can’t remember where I heard about it first but I know David and Kerry at Camera Dojo have mentioned it more than once. It’s only 25 bucks so I figured I’d give it a shot. I […]