January 24th, 2013 — 10:00am
It took 14 hours, three jets, a car, a sea plane, a kayak and some walking to get to my destination. There are no hotels, no houses, but I have cameras. I am shooting an engagement session for my clients who are getting married at the Grand Canyon in June 2013. But we are no where near the Grand Canyon. In fact it is quite the opposite of the Grand Canyon. While writing this, I don’t actually know what to expect or much more about the location, other than we have to bring our own food, because there is no food where we are going. I suppose I could eat ants. But we’ll cart our own food along.
I will be bringing several cameras, a Canon Mark III and a Canon G15. I’ll have over 140 GB of card space and 8 fully charged camera batteries, several flashes with 32 AA batteries and a compliment of lenses. Oh and a camera backpack to hold it all.
This post was pre-scheduled because I am unable to post a photo from this location, so you will have to see the images when I get back.
So, where am I?
It could be cold…
Or it could be warm…
It could be high…
It could be low…
Could be in the ocean…
Could be on land…
I don’t know enough about the place to give you many more clues, other than to say, I’ll be using a lot of modes of transportation to get to the middle of nowhere… a place I am always interested in visiting.
And don’t worry. I’ll photograph it. Those of you who know me or have heard me lecture, know how many images I can shoot in a day. I’ll be sure to show you the best.
If you are family or close friend and actually know where I am, 1)don’t spoil the surprise and 2) if I don’t re-surface by Sunday the 27th, send out a rescue party! I’ll be sure to let you know when I land…
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August 8th, 2010 — 8:52pm
It was great to be in Boston again. I have always loved Boston. A number of years ago, I sent a few days here at my best friend’s graduation from Harvard. It is such a beautiful city. One of the things I find most alluring about the city is the crew and sailing culture. Out west, we like to boat, but it is a different kind of boating. We drag skiers behind power boats. Here it is a much more refined activity. It’s like the difference between playing Hungry Hippos and Chess. Both are fun, but one is just a lot more elegant.
Anyway, it was a pleasure to visit. I am so grateful to Calumet Photographic for allowing us to hold the workshop there. It is a fantastic store with a great sales staff. Thanks so much Calumet.
This visit, I had a few minutes to walk along the river and found a big sailing school. It looked like a lot of fun, but alas, I had to leave for New York City for my next PUG Lecture and Lightroom Workflow Workshop. Someday, I think I would like to learn how to sail.
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September 18th, 2009 — 1:34pm
If you are a photographer, take note of the Pictage User Conference in New Orleans. I’m going to be speaking there on Wednesday, November 4th. This is going to be a great conference, but it is going to sell out. If you want to come, you best get online and sign up now!
Also, I will be doing a Lightroom Workflow Workshop on Monday the 2nd of November, so come a day early and learn how to turn your workflow around! Sign up now for both Partner Conference and for my Lightroom Workflow Workshop now. Seats are going to sell out fast!
I can’t wait to see you all there.
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September 8th, 2009 — 3:52pm
Just a quick shot from last week in San Francisco. I was doing a workshop there at the liveBooks offices and was staying near by. I went out to explore the streets after dinner and found an interesting store, in front of which people were passing. I set up my G10 camera on a newspaper box and started photographing waiting for the right person to walk by. This is an example of contextual honesty. No matter who passed in front of the camera, this homeless man was the perfect representative of the people who populate the streets around my hotel. After all, I am a documentary photographer. I attempt to tell the truth.
The streets of San Francisco late at night, when I should be sleeping.
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September 8th, 2009 — 3:36pm
Well, I’m back on another plane and on my way to teach another Lightroom Workflow Workshop. This time, I’ll be in Seattle and Vancouver. Should be fun.
Sunset in the clouds at 30000 feet.
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