Musings

Zen and the Gregory Heisler Workshop

Here is the first of my review the Gulf Photo Plus 2014.   For me it was almost like a pilgrimage because I’ve read so much about it from David Hobby’s blog.  David was instrumental in getting me back into photography after a fifteen years absence.  He had nothing but praises for GPP and honestly, it was everything it advertised to be and more.
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The Special Ingredient

Remember the scene from the Stephen Chow movie God of Cookery?  Yes, the scene that Pixar totally stole for their Ratatouille.  Stephen made `the most incredible amazing dish because the taste and the aroma brought back such vivid memories of her happy childhood.

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Well, I am looking for that single photograph that evokes something in you.  Maybe a memory that was long forgotten? But of course, no one else has to know.  And most probably, even me as the photographer, I won’t know.  But you the viewer will.

 

Photo of a buddy of mine and his adorable son.  His wife was the first one to hire me for a photography gig during my second and current reincarnation as a photographer.  I’m forever grateful and indebted to her for that.

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Same Same but Different

Ever since the first Kodak Brownie, there has been an egalitarianisation of photography.  (I made that word up.)  The professional photographer will lament that a GWC just picked up his first Canon 700D entry level DSLR and is trying to undercut him with price.

I used to be scared too, despairing in photography as a career.

But now I see it as a good thing.  It just makes me work that much harder, to hone my craft and raise my game.  I approach every  session as a chance to make incredible images that are better than anything I’ve done in the past.  And I hope it shows in my work.  (Or at least my latest work.)

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