Test Shots Can Be Keepers, Too

Most professional photographers will shoot a test or two to make sure the camera and the strobes are speaking to each other the way we want them to. And even though you tell your portrait subject to relax and the test won’t count, sometimes you get magic anyway.

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Three Years Ago

Three years ago is a long time. And when you are a portrait photographer during the coronavirus, it seems even longer. I can social distance while making portraits, but I understand why people don’t want to take a chance.

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PXLpeep

Remember the beginning of the era of the smart phone? I was a late joiner because they cost too much and other carriers told me that they’re cheaper “smart” phone was the iPhone killer or the Blackberry killer. I fell for it, even though in the end the company that owned Blackberry proved to be the Blackberry killer because they didn’t roll with the punches. Turns out, phones didn’t need keyboards after all. Turns out they needed as much screen real estate as possible and decent cameras.

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SKETCHBOOK: Candy Crush with Friends

Sometimes you’ll discover a video game that you think is awesome. That’s what happened to Misty when she upgraded her phone (thanks Tabitha). On this phone was the game Candy Crush. Yes, I know, there are those that have played it for a while, but it’s new to her.

Then, she let Victoria know she likes the game. This is one of those games that Victoria likes as well. And all of a sudden, tag-team Candy Crush was born.