Inspiration: Be cool, be prepared, be professional. Be like SRV.
My favorite clip of Stevie Ray Vaughan in action. A guitar string breaks ... and he fluidly swaps out guitars mid-performance. If you closed your eyes, you wouldn't even know.
From that I take my inspiration as a photographer. I am prepared. I am over-prepared. My back-ups have back-ups. I try and anticipate any possible worst-case situations.
And should something go wrong, there isn't even a ripple on the surface. Read more inside...
Wedding photography: 3 tips to speed up your editing workflow
One of the questions that came up during the Q&A at my presentation at B&H, was how long does it take me to edit a wedding. Well, the ideal is that it takes me less than a day. During the peak wedding season around September and October, it is easy to slip behind, but that still remains my goal - to edit a wedding during the week right after the wedding took place.
There are several things motivating this idea:
I am more likely to get print orders from the guests at a wedding if the event is still fresh in Read more inside...
Photography workflow - Back-up plans for the main computer
The photograph above was shot with my iPhone while I was waiting for a corporate photo shoot to commence. The sky over lower Manhattan was grim and rainy. You can see the reflection of the fluorescent lights inside the room. This gave the city scene a Blade-Runner-esque feel. And with that, this image is perhaps suitably Apocalyptic for this topic - what are your plans for catastrophic failure of your main computer?
The idea for this article comes from a discussion with another photographer - she cringed every time I Read more inside...