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Cheers,
Sid

Workshop 2010 Season Ends: Wrap up thoughts

Sinehan Kerman: Portable Portrait Workshop 10.16.10

Saturday October 16th 2010  was the last Portable Portrait workshop of the year.  With a full year of workshops held here at the studio behind me, I thought I’d write up a end-of-season post covering my thoughts.

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the most important tool

This months American Photo magazine has an article on the 12 hottest and most innovative items of the year

photo: Jon Whittle/Michael Kraus/American Photo

I wanted to add what I think is the most important tool that a photographer should be using right now:

your brain

The most important tool that you have at your disposal is whats sitting inside your head.  New gadgets are cool, and some will help you with your workflow, but what you have upstairs will trump any piece of electronics or metal.

Creatives have been creating for hundred and thousands of years.  They didn’t have the newest megapixel camera or photoshop program – they did it by using their brain and refining their craft.

In my workshop I have students that have never put their camera in Manual Mode.  Watching their brains fire up after putting that dial to “M” and thinking things through is more of an accomplishment than any technological device can ever be.

Don’t succumb to thinking the latest gadget will make you better.  You already have what you need in your head.  Use that, make it sharper, make it stronger, and you’ll create work more magnificent than any gadget can replace.

Cheers,
Sid

Bride/Groom Portraits

A good friend wanted me to shoot his wedding.  I don’t do weddings, but I knew exactly what we could do:

Brigitte & Todd: Sept 25 2010

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Southern NH Photographers “strobist” Meetup: Sunday August 22nd 2010

On Sunday August 22nd we had the first Southern NH Photographers meetup of 2010.  We’re a bit late in getting these started, but the premise is simple:  Photographers and models get together and network, and photograph, and just generally enjoy themselves creating work amongst their peers.

We got rained out on that day, but there were still a small group that braved the rain and played around.  Here are a few images from the meetup that I took:

Jenna

(above: Jenna)

Ashley

(above: Ashley)

Amber

(above: Amber)

The next meetup is scheduled for Sunday, September 19th.  We will be meeting at the old Benson’s Animal Farm grounds in Hudson NH starting at 1pm.  If you are interested in attending, just toss me an email for more details.

Cheers,
Sid