Good Afternoon Everybody,
We got our first dusting of snow on the ground this past weekend, always a beautiful site - unless of course you were hit by the giant Nor'easter that hit the east coast I understand you received 24 inches in Philadelphia and lots more up the coast. Hope you guys get dug out soon.
Hey, if you can't get out today, just sit back and enjoy anther episode of Quick Hit Monday. Here we go...
My Interview At New Genesis Productions
A few months ago, I was invited to be on the radio - WMOH, that's 1450 AM on your radio dial. It's a local station, but Tony of New Genesis Productions (and fan of DigitalProTalk.com), who put the whole thing together, and I finally got together two weeks ago.
The interview covered many topics including wedding stats that were quite interesting. Like in our metro area, the wedding budget is $26,000 per wedding -WOW! The wedding photography budget is only $750 though - WHOA!
We discussed photography, photographers, brides, and what brides need to know in finding their photographer. Anyway, if you want to take some time to listen to the interview, you can find it right here. Please note: This is not a streaming file - the MP3 file needs to download in it's entirety first, about 3 minutes on a reasonably fast connection, before it will play. Still, I think you will enjoy the "listen."
Wait, there's more. Tony also did an interview with my buddy, Larry Becker, Executive Director Of The National Association Of Photoshop Professionals. You can find that interview right here. Poke around the New Genesis blog a while, too. Tony's got a good start on a nice photo resource for blog readers out there.
Mark Your Calendars - Three Great Workshops Coming Up!
A Day With Denis Reggie
First, let me tell you about the Denis Reggie seminar coming up January 18, 2010. Denis photographs the "Who's Who" clients around the world. He is also one of the finest wedding photographers I know. If you haven't seen Denis's program you are missing a great instructor who gives a passionate message about what he believes in most - wedding photojournalism. Head over to Denis' site right here for all the info on enjoying a very personal learning experience with a master. Register by the end of the year and save yourself $250.
3 Days With Wedding Legends - Denis Reggie and Joe Buissink
February 22-24 - a three Day seminar with wedding legends, Denis Reggie and Joe Buissink. Hey gang, this is your opportunity to hear 2 on the list of American PHOTO's "10 Best Wedding Photographers in the World." The experience is limited to only 12 attendees and will take place in the intimate surrounds of Denis' personal residence. This could be one great opportunity and one of the best educational experiences of 2010! Here is the link for all the info.
Light, Location, Love Workshop
Fellow blogging buddy and excellent photographer, Kerry Garrison along with Jules Bianchi, are conducting a one day workshop from noon to 9 p.m. on January 26, 2010. Their program is primarily about lighting and they are planning plenty of demos during the program. They are also shaking it up a bit with a "live" model shoot including an entire wedding party. You can get all the info right here.
Good Reading Over The Holiday Break
The fist set are all Canon specific sites coming from Canon themselves. The links are an invaluable resource for any Canon shooter. The second is a list of 31 Canon centric links dealing with photography, cameras, gear, and video. I love it when bloggers put together these lists - it's like a road map to all good information.
Be sure to bookmark both links and enjoy your "browse" over these next few days. Thanks a bunch, Syl!!!
Quick "Captured By The Light" Book Update!
I just talked with the good folks over at Peachpit this past Friday. As you know, my book "Captured By The Light" landed there last Thursday and is almost on the presses. Peachpit's final edit is nearly complete and is due on the presses right after Christmas.
I can't believe it - things are getting very close. Forget what you've seen on Amazon or Barnes and Noble's sites. The release will be much sooner than their sites have posted. Peachpit promised me an update this week so I'll continue to keep you posted. From those who have seen the book so far, the "reviews" have been wonderful - I'm stoked!!
Hey gang, I've got to get moving. The day is getting away from me and we still have a few more projects to get out the door this week. I'll plan to see everyone tomorrow for Technique Tuesday. See ya' then, -David