“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”
Once again, I’m thinking outside the box – and asking why I should be doing what everyone else is doing for digital storytelling – ie; shooting nothing but video?
There’s good video and bad video – and most of what I see today is along the lines of a comment I heard Photojournalist David Burnett say in an interview talking about photographic images being produced todayContinue reading
The New York Times “Lens” Blog posted an important piece around how today’s photojournalists are, in my opinion, discrediting the profession for the sake of the perfect picture.Continue reading
I’ve been revisiting those projects that inspired me to pursue my work as a multimedia journalist. Compelling storytelling has always attracted me and this piece ins no exception. Continue reading
I want to get this out of the way first: Growing older is for the birds.
Let me explain this inevitability: I’m now firmly in my 50’s and those two things I use to do what I do — my eyes — aren’t what they use to be. Even with corrective lenses — shooting video has become painfully more difficult with maintaining focus on my subjects that are not stationary. This became readily apparent this past weekend shooting what I call hand held video portraits — shooting footage of a subject looking at the camera but hand holding the camera instead of putting on a tripod.
Even with focus peaking and such, I could not maintain accurate focus on the subjects eyes. The footage I shot was soft, slightly out of focus and mushy — a total bust.Continue reading