Thursday, March 26, 2009

The chaos around photography

I have posted this here as I don't know how many of my 'regular' blog readers are interested in this.  It seems that more and more photographers or anyone who enjoys using a camera in a public place are all of a sudden thought to be suspect of something nefarious.  

The U.K. just introduced some downright silly legislation that restricts personal freedom significantly.  Of course, what do I know?

Here's a little video of the thoughts of Nick Turpin a photographer in the UK and then a rally of photographers outside the Scotland Yard protesting the new legislation.  He reads the actual laws in the first part of the video and explains what this could mean for pros and the average person.

I may blog more on this later.
Photographers Rights UK from Nick Turpin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A photographer to check out

I came across another photographer today that has some great photos.  He is a commercial and editorial photographer from Townsville, Australia.  You can find his website here

(full disclosure - I'm entering a draw to win a camera with this post)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sometimes the noise in your head has to come out

Sometimes the noise in your head has to come out...
This photo is the result of me playing in the basement with my old clunky gear.  I tried a whole number of expressions etc, and this was the most interesting.  Played a little with it in post.

Okay, why make this photo?  Mostly for fun; but also because photography is an outlet for me.  I think it's terribly important that each of us have a way to 'decompress' in a healthy productive way.  There are all kinds of unhealthy ways of coping with stress.  Finding a way to do it that helps yourself AND other people, or at least doesn't hurt anyone else (sports injuries aside) is critical.  
So while there is nothing really going on in my head that's overly negative, there is a lot in my head.  Making this picture (and some of the other outtakes) was simply a way to let some of that out.