Yeah, I know, pretty weak blog title today. But it’s true. I looked at a ton ‘o photography today. That’s because moving is a little challenging now. Even though I’ve worked out for months, this Insanity program is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Oh, and I’m not spending everyday blogging about exercise. How boring would that be? No offense intended to you exercise bloggers.
We’ll see if I can make it or not because it is emotionally and physically challenging. I’m sore in places I didn’t think possible. I actually miss doing 10,000 meters of rowing or running four miles of intervals. I’m not big into weights, though I try to hit them once or twice a week in addition to my cardio workout. I just hope it gets a little easier physically. Let’s just say when I ran out of gas, I jumped on the treadmill and ran while the really tough part of Insanity was going. So I kept my heart rate up and food down. I was so tired after the workout that I turned the shower on as cold as it would go and stood in it for 15 minutes to help recover. I’m better now. Physically.
So anyway, photography is what I was busy with for the rest of the day (can you tell I’m ready to go back to school?). Between my Flickr account, Hyde Park Photography and a variety of other sources, I looked at some really good photos. Here are the highlights. By the way, I’m providing links and not posting work because I don’t own the rights to their pictures and respect these photographers.
First, I can’t talk about photography without mentioning my friend Scott Strazzante. I feel that he is one of the most talented photographers in newspapers. If you check out his blog, a lot of the work he is doing is with his iPhone. Check him out because it’s some really incredible work. Oh, he shoots for the Chicago Tribune for a living.
I don’t know much about this next photographer other than he lives in NYC and is from Spain. He sounds pretty accomplished based on his Flickr profile. What I do know is that Sion Fullana is one talented photographer. Between his website and Flickr account, I spent hours looking at his work. He is also active in getting mobile devices recognized as a viable medium for producing quality photography. He is the founding member of Mobile Photo Group, which is an organization that promotes mobile device photography. You can also look at more work on Flickr.
Richard Koci Hernandez is another photographer who is absolutely incredible. He does things with his iPhone that I didn’t think were possible. I actually believe I hear angels singing while I look at his photography. His photos are both emotional and beautiful, as are the other photographers I’ve mentioned. He’s on Instagram and Flickr.
Also, check out fellow blogger barbaraelka. I know nothing about this blogger other than her work is really beautiful. I believe most of what she posts is also shot with an iPhone. You will get lost looking at her art for hours.
This last mention isn’t really a photographer, but an interesting link about cameras and photographers. I always love it when I hear, “Your camera takes great pictures.” Aaarrrrg! The camera has nothing to do with it. It’s the photographer. Without an eye for photography, the photographer is blind. I’ve taken some incredible photos with cameras that cost $10,000 to $2.00. Yep, $2.00. That was a Diana camera. It’s basically a plastic camera with a pinhole. It’s junk but you can get some really beautiful photos with it. Anyway, my son has a post on his blog entitled “Pro Tog, Cheap Camera.” The premise is that DigitalRev hooks up pro photographers with cheap point-and-shoot cameras to see what results they get.
It’s pretty impressive and proves the point that it’s the photographer, not the camera. Too many shooters today get lost in the technical aspects of the camera or print quality and have no idea what good photography is really about. Flickr is littered with bad photography. But there are also some really phenomenal unknown photographers on Flickr.
Yeah. How do I show my work after talking about these incredible shooters? Anyway, photos of the day are some more street work from me and architecture from my son. ‘Nough said.
Until Next Time,