Archive for the ‘Photography education’ Category

GF-1 review in the mix for Tortuga

Motel, Route 66

I had a chance to try out the Panasonic gf1 for a few days last week. Right now I’m working on a review for Tortuga’s blog which should be done in the next couple of days, but for now I thought I’d share a picture from my wanderings with the camera last week. This picture is straight out of the camera, just downsized for the web.

Out, out, out….POYi judging now

I didn’t enter any pictures this year, but I’m still fascinated by judging currently going on in Missouri at Pictures of the Year International. If you don’t really love photojournalism, it’s probably like watching paint day. But I do love it, and painful as it is to see some of my friends great work pass by on the way to the “outs” pile, it is an incredible education opportunity for young photographers. I was lucky enough to win a second place in the feature sports (above) category a few years ago, and it is both humbling and inspiring to see all the other great photography. I really need to start entering contests again, not to win, but for the great opportunity they afford to reflect on my own work.

Model future for rural New Mexico

New hospital ceremony in Santa Rosa NMWhen photographing boring ceremonial check passings, the kind without any big checks, cute kids in cowboy hats can really save you. He’s looking at a model of the future hospital in Santa Rosa New Mexico.

Introducing Tortuga Photo Workshops

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I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new company called Tortuga Photo Workshops.  Together with  Albuquerque Journal staff photographer Roberto Rosales, we created a company offering photo adventure workshops in Latin America. Our first workshop is scheduled for the remote island of Meanguera off the coast of El Salvador in mid March 2010.  Please have a look at our new website for more information. Also please follow us via our Facebook page.

I also want to take a second to send huge thanks to Ezra at Electrophonic Design, who put this new site together and designed all my web pages. I hope to get back to posting more on Vamos A Ver, now that Tortuga is off and running.

Former LA Times photographers have a website

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This is a great idea. I found Pro Photographers Network on what is fast becoming a favorite new blog, Resolve.