JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 10.17.20

I spent much of this week nervous.

Nervous because I had a shoot scheduled on Friday afternoon with a young musician in my town.

(I guess all small towns are like this, but the talent level of our teenagers here is amazing. But I digress.)

The young gal’s dad had reached out to me via my Zenfolio site saying his daughter was releasing an album soon, and they needed cover art and promo photos. The following week, I went over to their house where they played me the album in their basement recording studio.

Sounded great. Think Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac combined with some bossa nova.

Anyway, the stage was set and we made plans for the shoot. I was excited to get the job…and immediately nervous.

Doubting why I put myself out there to do this. Wondering if I could pull it off, do I have what I need (gear wise), do I have what I need (creativity wise),  can I get the camera I’m still finding out about to do what I want it to do….

So, I pulled out my journal, made some notes, drew some diagrams, reminders of things to do.

On the day of shoot, I checked my list a couple of times. And I was ready.

Set-up time was 2 to 3 pm.

Call for the subject to be on the set was 3 p.m.

More  to come.


What I Read This Week: Still working on the same two books, plodding along.

What I Watched This Week: Pet Semetary, 2019 edition. Not as good as the 1989 version if for no other reason Fred “Herman Munster” Gwynne was in the original.

Fuji-X: Get the most out of your histogram (something I never, ever look at.)

NY Times: Richard Avedon’s Wall Size Ambitions

BBC: Bradford Christopher Pratt’s photos show side of life that disappeared.

CNN: Tourist returns “cursed” artifacts

Shifter Podcast (1 hour listen): For What It’s Worth, Episode 42. Dan Milnor riffs on all things.

No Film School: Neon Noir

“Objectivity is of the very essence of photography, its contribution and at the same time its limitation.” ~ Paul Strand, (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976)

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