The Homogenization of Wedding Photos

To me, all wedding photos look alike right now. It feels like advertising for the art director. Whenever I see wedding photos in magazines or people's posts, it seems like a lot of the same photographs of the decor and flowers and table settings like still life/product shots, like the bride and groom are more... Continue Reading →

Photography as Family Documentary Work

We don't shoot photographs.  We preserve history. I am keenly aware of this as I visit my family and photograph brothers and sisters, parents and children over the holidays.  We really are the family documentary photographers. As a photojournalist, capturing the story of a family in the everyday moments, whether shooting a formal dinner, playing... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Family (Pictures)

This is why I shoot Elderly Photo Visits.  It gives me the chance to preserve memories that will last long after our parents and grandparents are gone.  And will be cherished by generations to come. I printed this photo and gave it to several family members in frames I picked up at Goodwill (50% off... Continue Reading →

Photograph Your Love, Share Your Passion

As a photographer, there's nothing else that matters, no one else who gets to decide what is important, other than that which is important to you.  Photography is a creative expression, and when we stop looking to create images that will please others, and actually create images that please ourselves, that reveal a little something... Continue Reading →

Subject Matter: The Subject Matters

If you want more interesting photos, shoot more interesting subjects.  (And shoot on film.) There's a special beauty to having a special beauty in your life to have to photograph.  This is mine. Having willing family members and friends makes all the difference, much more than camera equipment. The first two were made with a... Continue Reading →

Photographers Make Photographs

An observation: Photography hobbyists make lens analyses, compare versions of bodies, features and lenses, read DXO scores, look to get the next best thing, discuss purchases, workshops, latest tricks and techniques.  They do a lot more than make photographs. Photographers make photographs.

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