Photo Assignments

“How you structure an assignment so it does what the client wants, satisfies you, and solves his problems at the same time becomes almost conceptual and political, instead of photographic.  I try as much as possible to talk with the clients who travel with me, and say ‘Look, what you’ve got me doing at this point is something that I wouldn’t shoot unless you were paying me.  I’ll be happy to shoot it, and do the best job I can, but let’s try to make it something that’s so exciting that I would shoot it anyway.'” – Jay Maisel

Getting Close

 

I went to the International district today with the goal being to try to find a shop where I could get to know the people a bit and take a more intimate shot. I stuck my head in this tea shop and the owner immediately invited me in to try some tea. I sat down, asked questions, tasted some $150/pound Oolong. Learned about the art of tea making before I started snapping away. My camera was welcomed and I got some fun shots to boot.

Welcome to my new blog…

Well, I’ve finally made the leap to the world of blogging.  I’ve said this before and I’ve started one several times, but I’ve decided it’s time to commit.  I’ll be talking about all things photography and music with a bit of this and that thrown in.  I hope to share photography tips and tricks, software pointers, thoughts on the world and anything else that comes to my never-idle mind.  I hope it’s interesting enough for you, my dear reader, to come back again and again.  Here we go…