Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

6.13.2006

Photography 101

I didn't take any photojournalism classes in college because I had little interest in shooting. I wanted to write. So, I was shocked and dismayed that my first two jobs involved me being both writer and photographer. It sucked, to say the least. I had to learn on the job.

And, learn, I did. I actually had to shoot some advertising images, too. Well, one time, I went to shoot the cars for a car dealer ad and I forgot to put film in the camera. The car dealer laughed and laughed and laughed some more when I told him what I did. Guess what? I never did that again.

One time, while shooting a mug shot of a state senator, I was shooting him in his office and he had some trophy bucks on the wall. I didn't position him too well and when we printed the pics, it looked like he had antlers. It was really funny and my editor made me *yes MADE me* call the senator back and tell him what I did and why I had to re-shoot the picture. Guess what? I don't do that much any more either.

Was searching for a mug shot of a source this morning and ran across this shot on an image search. I think we need a caption contest.

Hi. I'm Patrick Burke, but my friends call me Arrowhead. I'm not sure why.
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Wanna watch me pull some scarves out of my ear? Ouch, they got misplaced and came out the back of my head. That smarts.

4 Comments:

  • At 12:32 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    When I worked at the city, I was supposed to take pictures for "the archives" - code for "shit no one will ever look at again." My shots were so lousy, I was able to get a freelance photog budget. :)

     
  • At 1:07 PM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    "Watson, this is the most unusual blood spatter I have ever seen!"

     
  • At 3:19 PM, June 13, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    Yeah...it seems a lot of people think that they are photographers. Thankfully many people learn they need me to make them look a little better.

    I am no means a great photographer, but it does take an eye for detail to make sure a photo is interesting and can make its point at the same time. Sometimes I get so caught up with being creative, that I tend to overlook small details that could have made a better picture...the key is to get a balance.

     
  • At 8:18 AM, June 14, 2006, Blogger Jenni said…

    "This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?"

     

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