Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Interview Process

Your life is a story. The photographs that capture your story should reach the level of art.

One of the problems I see with so much photography (family and special event photography in particular) in Nebraska is that it's become a business transaction. You give a photographer a load of cash; he or she takes a bunch of pictures that look like the pictures he or she took for the last family. Then you part ways with your prints.

I don't want to do that.

Creating great pictures means I have to work to create a connection with my subjects. And that's exactly what it is -- work. It means taking the time to get to know people as human beings and not just clients.

I'm developing a new interview process that I will be using with future customers. It will be fun, interactive, and relatively painless, and it will open our eyes to the real possibilities of what family photography can mean.

It WON'T mean, "Hey there are flowers blooming the Sunken Gardens. We should take your family there for pictures."

Everyone in Lincoln has pictures taken there. It's beautiful, for sure -- but does that garden really play some sort of special role in your life? And if it doesn't, why not pick a better, more meaningful location?

More details soon.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Super Surreal Images

It is hard not to appreciate this kind of work. I love this highway image the best, but there are some other surreal photos on Erik Johansson's web site. Be sure to check them out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lincoln Action Program Shoot

I helped Lincoln Action Program with a few photos last week. They do great work around the community and are heavily involved with numerous social assistance programs.

I love volunteer work and will always donate my time to worthwhile causes.

Here are a few quick shots from those sessions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Megan!

I was privileged to shoot the surprise party that Dr. Jeff Johnson threw for his wife, Megan, last Friday. The backyard was a miniature version of Disneyland.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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