This weekend I was in Denver, CO to attend the Sandy Puc Hands On Tour. I was able to learn more about portrait photography and practice new techniques in natural light, studio strobe lighting, posing and we even put a model in the pool and illuminated her only with flashlights. It was a great learning experience and I can’t wait to put my new skills into practice.
I have been thinking about this quote from the Broadway show Time Stands Still recently. It pretty much sums up how I feel when I press the shutter release.
“When I look through that little rectangle…Time stops. It just…All the noise around me…Everything cuts out. And all I see…is the picture.” – Time Stands Still (Donald Margulies)
If you follow me long enough, you’ll see I have a fascination with New York City. My first visit there was in 1995 and I have been back 15 times since then. Some of my favorite things to do in the city are, of course, see Broadway shows, go shopping and every time I’m there I just have to walk around and people watch and see what I can see. So here are some shots of what I have seen in New York the past few times I’ve visited.
I recently spent some time in New Orleans for the PPA Imaging USA convention and trade show. When I had a little free time I took a walk through the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, where I was staying. I felt drawn to many of the doors and windows I was seeing, the textures and colors were mesmerizing.
Enjoy what I saw in NOLA!