Future consideration

I was in the studio yesterday for a wreck the dress shoot. For those who don’t know, it is a popular after wedding shoot in which we do exactly what we say. We wreck that darn expensive heirloom you purchased to wear once. (dresses wrecked are done so with permission of the bride of course) … Continue reading

Wrangling cats

Casting and organizing another studio shoot for this project. All I can say is “aaarrrrrgh!” Seriously, this is like wrangling cats. Flakes, cancellations, last minute changes in terms, and on and on and on. There is truly something to be said for photojournalism when working on these shoots. Photojournalism is easy (in this regard) you … Continue reading

Professional photography

One of the necessities as an author is a website, and one of the requirements of an author’s website is a photograph of said author. (not to mention the obligatory head-shot for the dust cover of the published novel) The difficulties in having my portrait done as a photographer myself are varied and nerve-wracking. When … Continue reading

More from column Z

Working on post is the bain of my existence most days. I love being a photojournalist because post-production consists of two things: exposure and white balance. Woo Hoo. Studio work, however, requires a bit more work. Exposure and white balance should be spot-on (since you are standing stock still in a studio under controlled circumstances) … Continue reading