Lessons learned

Shot in an 8′ wide space yesterday surrounded by cardboard boxes. I learned a few things: 1) cardboard bounce adds red to the scene 2) I need grids for my softboxes 3) always have 9′ and 5′ seamless handy 4) I’m much happier when I’m working 5) don’t shoot a 50mm 1.4 at f11 unless…

Burning Man & The Great Ticket Shortage of 2012

Today, the Burning Man Organization will announce its new policies regarding tickets to this year’s event. Growth, permit concerns and an aging ticket system has taken its toll and has caused, what many burners see as a huge disaster. Many of the amazing and mind-blowing art and projects that makes Burning Man what it is…

The End of an Era

Steve McCurry took the above image on Kodachrome in 1984. The last Kodachrome developing machine in the world will be shutting down at the end of the today. Forever. If you’re like me, born in the mid seventies, then you mark one of the last generations to grow up with that look and feel of…

100 year old COLOR photographs and Gary Vaynerchuk says quit your job

An article at Boston.com features color photographs taken by a Russian Tsar’s photographer,  Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. This amazing photo was taken 20 years before conventional color film was invented. Prokudin-Gorskii used the three-color process developed by James Clerk Maxwell. Some astrophotographers still use this process today. I hope I’m not the only one that thinks…