Lauren Greenfield at ACP
Great lighting storm
This week Lauren Greenfield was in town and presented to the Austin Center for Photography from her body work on youth culture. Got the chance to spend a few minutes with her and chat at a private reception beforehand. I thought I shoot a lot of images when I return from a month long trip […]
Living in central Texas, we get some pretty amazing storms. As I was driving home tonight, there was a very strong storm with near continuous lighting. Of course as soon as I stopped the car and got the camera setup, it eased up, but I still got a few interesting shots before the storm (and […]
Digital Photography Classes
I was privileged to sit in the front row on Thursday at Elliott Erwitt’s presentation to the Austin Center of Photography, of which I am a founder’s member. Erwitt is a world famous photographer and is perhaps best known for his images of dogs (see below). However, his career over the last half century has […]
Death and Photography
I’ve signed up to teach a series of photography classes at the Jewish Community Association of Austin. The first series is being offered at short notice and classes will start on April 28th and run through the end of May, but I am also planning on teaching a couple of series in the fall with […]
The great New York photographer Helen Levitt died yesterday at age 95 – NPR did a nice piece on her, which got me thinking a little about the nature of photography and death. Like other artists, photographers’ work outlives them. Sometimes the work only becomes famous after a photographer’s death, sometimes it may not be […]
A Day of Mary Ellen Mark
A little while back, I became a member of Greener Photography, an organization of photographers dedicated to trying to improve the environment by using best practices. Photographers probably aren’t the worst polluters in the world, but since photography is what I do and I want to leave this world in better shape for the next […]
Yesterday yielded some opportunities to look, listen, and learn from Mark Ellen Mark a phenomenal photojournalist and portraitist. Around lunchtime I attended a taping of local PBS station KLRU’s program Texas Monthly Talks with host Evan Smith. Evan is a great interviewer and the experience was more like eavesdropping on a conversation between two very […]
Kudos to The Austin Center for Photography whose inaugural event is this evening at the Blanton Art Museum – “An Evening with Mary Ellen Mark .” I am a founders member of ACP and am looking forward to great things with this organization.
We’ve been offering a variety of photo entertainment services for a while, but far and away our most popular service has been greenscreen/chromakey whereby we take an image of guests in front of a green screen and then replace the green in the image with a background of the client’s choosing. Our “classic” green screen […]
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