Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life Around Us

As photographer you notice things that others may not, because you stop to capture that moment in life and when you later look at that picture you realize how many things are happening at the same time. Life moves all around us and its wonderful being able to capture a moment of it.
Each one of us have a different vision about life, but being able to express that vision is very important and photography helps me do that. There is more to life then just you regular daily routine and I hope my pictures show that.

OK, enough of philosophy let's talk about something more exciting like m43 camera's. There has been a lot of development in that field, just look at Olympus OMD EM5 camera. Sigma finally came out with lenses for m43, so there is finally 3rd party support for both Panasonic and Olympus, which means more is on the way.
I am actually considering picking up Sigma 19mm F2.8 lens, the reviews on it are great and the price is right. 

All my shots that you see on this site are taken with Panasonic G3 paired with Olympus 45mm F1.8 Lens and Panasonic 14-45mm, which is a great setup for the money

Thank you all for reading!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Leadership

This past weekend I had the pleasure to meet with Story Musgrave and Stan McChrystal. Both are amazing people who accomplished a lot in their life, I urge if you do not know who they are to look them up and read about them. Now how does this relate to photography, well something Story Musgrave said during his speech that stuck with me, he said work on your strength, don't worry about your weaknesses. If you like photography and you are good at it, just continue to take pictures and you will get better at it.
Picture above on the right, was taken by a friend it is not the best quality, but any picture with him is better then no picture at all he is an amazing human being.

Leadership and photography, how does one become a leader. Look at people like Trey Ratcliff, I consider him one of the leaders in photography and he does that by being open, by sharing, by communicating with community. Stan McCrystal said during his speech that to be an effective leader you need to share information, you need to communicate, build trust in the community. Listen to his speech here.

Some other notes worth mentioning, in case you missed the post about my book, it is out and available via Blurb. I am working on my second book, which I will try to publish with LULU as it seems cheaper, but second book will take a bit longer as I am still gathering material for it. Here is a teaser that I will likely use for the cover of the book.


Thank you for reading!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York is the title of my new book, that I finished early. The book shows my vision of this great city. Book can be view and purchased @ Blurb. It comes in both digital and hard cover versions.

New York and New Yorkers are so full of life that taking pictures of the city and it's people is a pure pleasure. Life in the New York City never stops, at any time of the day or night there is something happening and there is always something to photograph as you will see in this book. The book consists of 3 chapters and each picture is accompanied by a quote.Chapter 1, in this chapter you will see your everyday people going about their daily routine. Chapter 2 is very different, it consists of people who actually live on the streets of New York. It shows you the not so pretty side of the city in the comparison to the fun and happy New York. Chapter 3 explores the subway system of the big city, specifically the multitude of the musicians that you see on the platforms.

Full Link to the book just in case the above does not work:

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