Having photographed weddings in NYC for several years, I’ve seen floral trends come and go. I have developed a bit of a passion for flowers, taken a workshop with Olivier Guigni, and frequently harassed my florist friends for tips and ideas while in their shops as a patron.
The Cleveland International Film Festival has quickly become a yearly tradition for me, every April since returning to CLE. Okay, so I’ve been to 2 so far. But I haven’t missed one yet!
This week’s question comes from my dad! I gave him a lesson in person, and have written it up for all of you.
Q: What’s the difference between photographing scenery and photographing people? -Steve S., Cleveland, OH
A: You will want to use the light very differently for people and scenery. For people, you want to downplay any fine lines and flaws, and for scenery, enhancing the details looks best.
Howdy, blog friends! How has your week been?
Mine was chock full of excitement, starting with the wedding of my dear friends Tony and Andrea in Pittsburgh over the weekend, followed by me relocating to the countryside for part of the summer. The weather has been glorious in Pennsylvania and Ohio, so it was definitely a photo-worthy week.
The world is changing. I know, it’s always changing. No biggie. But, I think this is an especially fascinating time to live in. As someone who studied how Hollywood shifted from a vertically integrated studio system into the form we know it today, and then watched as reality TV, video games, social media, and pretty much anything requiring interaction became the new hot form of entertainment, I love seeing what is going on in terms of the way we take in information and get our daily dose of amusement. Read More
I love the animated film UP, and its depiction of finding love and connection in unexpected places. If I’m honest with myself, I’ve always been a little bit scared of “life happening,” and keeping me in one place, as it did to the man in the film. As change happens all around him, his little house becomes the only quaint thing left in a blossoming city soon to gobble it up.