Exploiting my Visitor

What happens when a chef comes to stay with me for a week?  Well, for starters, I get spoiled with amazing food, and second, I stick them in front of my camera.  Everyone gets to play with the bear sword, and the other knife adds a little badassery (is too, a word) while tying in with the chef thing.  Mmmm…chocolate coffee cinnamon pancakes…never had so much fun in my own kitchen!

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The Doctor is in…

Meet Ryan!

I went to visit Ryan last month…we’d known each other for a year before we actually met in person, and I had promised photos in the beginning.  Glad to finally get these done, and to give him a big hug.  Once again, this was bedside lamp lighting, but I did my best…and entertained myself by playing with contrast.

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I think that photographing people “doing their thing” is one of the best ways to capture them.  This works especially well with musicians…I like to let them play for a bit so they get to that intense place where they can forget I’m even there and just play naturally.  The cellist used to babysit for me, btw!  I grew up pretty close to Juilliard and had some pretty awesome musicians live with the family.



nef1Have you ever been photographed “doing your thing?”  If so, how was the experience for you?