During this pandemic and lockdown, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy like everyone, and I wanted to keep busy focusing on photography and my artform. This is where Light Meter Podcast comes in. This podcast doesn’t talk about gear or photography lingo; I discuss photography that I find inspiring, personal anecdotes and interviews with my peers. I write, produce and edit it with my Fiance and we’re about 12 episodes in, plus some bonus episodes. We’re on every major podcast network, plus we’re on youtube with some visual content. You can check it on your preferred service below.
I recently had some work published in a local San Jose magazine.
I love shooting for them, because they typically will just hand over the reigns of creative control to you and let you do what you want, provided you capture their intended subject. Above is the image that they published in their most recent issue. While I think it’s a fine portrait, it wasn’t my personal favorite. And sometimes when you work with a magazine or any client in the publication/commercial business, that will happen. It’s ultimately their call, it’s their magazine after all. I did several “safe” images, that is, images that weren’t too far out there or weird and covered my bases for a “portrait”, and then I captured several portraits which were my preferred images and submitted them both. While some of my personal favorites were used for social media, which I was very happy with their use of, I was ultimately let down of their lack of use in the publication. That happens some times so the publication can match up the image with the style and theme of the rest of their images used in the magazine. Take a look below at some of my favorite images, and let me know what you think.