Seven tips for photographing strangers
New Talk at BH Photo
First I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was able to make the event. It was a rainy afternoon, but in spite of the afternoon downpour there was not a free seat in the house. BH said that all 125 spots for the talk were full and there was a heavy wait list for cancellations. With a spot light in my face it was a little tough to see everyone, but it was indeed a full house and I want to THANK EVERYONE for coming out.
Must Read Books from the Talk
There were two books which came up during the talk that I wanted to pass along to everyone. The first is Leonardo DaVinci’s “Treatise on Painting.” As I said in the talk is a paperback that no one wants. Its readily available and an absolute gem. It was written as a guide for young painters, but easily adapted for photographers. And if it was good enough for DaVinci, chances are it is good enough for us too!
The other book that you will all enjoy is Ross King’s “Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling.” King’s account of the difficult conditions which brought about the Sistine Chapel is wonderfully entertaining, but filled with top notch research to satisfy the historians in the bunch. He does not go into the design analysis, presumably because he is not an artist…but its ok.
Buy them here:
and if you enjoy King have a look at “Brunelleschi’s Dome” for those of you who enjoy architecture, Florence, or the insanity required to deal with the Florentine city planning board.
New York City Workshop Announcement
And for everyone who has been patiently requesting a New York City Workshop…Its HERE! This September I will be hosting a weekend workshop. It will be a two day workshop on September 21st and 22nd (Saturday and Sunday). We will be working on many of the design concepts introduced in the BH video except this will be hands on, with full feedback, critique, exercises that you can take home afterwards to improve your photography. I have shared with with a handful of students already, so spots are filling up quickly. Registration is now open and I cant wait to see everyone.
- Two Full days of shooting around my favorite locations around my studio (NOT midtown)
- Dates: September 21st & 22nd, 2013 (Saturday/Sunday)
- Times: 10:00am-6:00pm
- Cost: 995 USD
- Registration: Currently open
SIGN UP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we are shooting in Prague for my workshop with David Farkas, but keep an eye out for some image updates later this week.