Saturday, August 25, 2012

Update and the Hudsonville Fair

Sorry you haven't heard much from me lately. For some reason I've been having issues with uploading photos from my laptop. Now I've got that solved, blogspot is still not working right for me. 

 In case you're curious, my talk at the SWMCCC Summer of Photography Conference went quite well. My most crowded day was Friday afternoon, where I had over 20 people show up to listen. The other two days, I had about 10. However that is normal, there is a lot of photography related stuff going on, and people tell me the Saturday and Sunday talks are always not as well attended. My talk went about an hour with questions, so I made it the correct length. I had a great weekend, and I hope they invite me back to talk next year. 

A reminder.  I've been posting a lot of my photographs on Facebook.  I try to get one a day.  Come see my page and 'like' it.  I'm also on twitter, and google+.

I have been out photographing a bit as well. These are from a night at the Hudsonville Fair. Of course a rural fair has to have a carnival, and I like night shots. There was a meetup where a group of folks met and gabbed for a bit, and then everyone went and photographed. A great night. I like this impromptu portrait. A bit soft, but it still has a feel I like. 

The line at the "1001 Nights" Ride.

A line of chairs at a "Game of Chance", yeah right.  I still liked the colors of the chairs in the lights of the carnival.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Links for Photographers and Social Media talk

I'm giving a talk on Photographers and Social Media at the SWMCCC Weekend of Photography.  Being held at Hope College in Holland Michigan, I will be speaking at 3:30 pm on Friday and Saturday as well as 10:30 am on Sunday.


Google +


Photo Sites

Protecting Your Work

1000 True Fans

Other Stuff

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Face Painting

I don't normally do a lot of formal portraits.  They are just not my thing, and I feel there are other photographers who do a much better job of it than me.

This past weekend though, I got a chance to work with some models and make up artists.  It was an amazing time.  There is something about makeup that transforms people in our imagination.  They are still the same underneath, but the makeup lets them play a role they normally wouldn't play, and we join right in.  I would have liked to have more time with the models in different locations, but it wasn't meant to be.

I've also started a Facebook page for my photography.  The plan for now is to post something each day, with most of the posts being photography.  We will see how long that goes.  You can see the page at  If you have a Facebook account, please go take a look.