A Quiet Moment

Wedding Documentary Photography by Cliff Etzel

It stuns me at times to review my work to see the subtle influences of certain photographers I admire, in this instance the work of @williamalbertallard, and how those influences reveal themselves in the images I capture.  This quiet moment didn’t initially jump out at me during post production but as I stopped to look at it longer, it quietly, yet profoundly spoke to me…

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Community Visual Journalism is needed now more than ever

“…you don’t have to travel across the globe to experience new things. Your own backyard is the farthest place away to someone else on the other side of the world.” ~Joey L – Photographer

I’m reiterating this again…

Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted last – As David Hobby has said:

I don’t want to be a full time blogger who also does photography…

But over a year since the last posting?

Yeah, I know…

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The NatGeo Layoffs – Turning Lemons into Lemonade

National Geographic Magazine
Creative Commons. Some Rights Reserved. Photo by pacomexico


It was announced today that the buyout of National Geographic by 21st Century Fox earlier this year has resulted in almost 200 staffers being let go.

The very idea of what photojournalist and colleague Patrick Downs stated as “They’re (21st Century Fox) gonna mess up the jewel in the NGS crown” is a severe understatement.

And yet, the very technology that resulted in the demise of the publication as it was known in the past can very well become an asset.Continue reading