When I talk with students about photography, they always want to know what equipment we PD photogs use. We use Canon cameras I say. Invariably, I mention it’s not the equipment that makes an interesting picture, it’s the person behind the box that makes it work. When I interned in Midland, Texas a hundred years ago, I would drive my Nikon F3T toting fiveframespersecond boss crazy by using a Nikon FM-2 with a seriously slow motor drive. I tagged along to shoot high school football and managed to get images just a little better than his; because I had really good timing (I was young) and really, really wanted succeed in journalism.
I moved to Santa Rosa and he became a prison guard.
Slowing down is the key for capturing the quiet moments that make our lives a little more rich, day in and day out. Sonoma County is filled with moments- quiet and not so quiet….
Junior high schoolers at Comstock try to hide snacks in the daily lesson…
St. Rose Elementary boys get a kick out of a bovine making a big mess at the Harvest Fair….
A not so quiet Kristi Swegle at a Montgomery High School football game.
I have no idea who this guy is. But I’m sure he rode 103 miles of the GranFondo anyway.
Does this bring back any memories?
Sometimes, I get stupid lucky when I shoot. You could say the stars lined up perfectly…
Never say never to photographing a sunset.
Whatever the case is, slow down and have some fun with your camera. You just never know.