My buddy Dave Seah and I have been doing a podcast for a while now. I think we’re around 11 episodes or so, and the previous cover art graphic we were using was cobbled together with old grainy cellphone images. Someone commented to Dave that the image of me didn’t look as friendly or approachable as I am in real life, so we took some time this week to get a few new images, and Dave came up with this fantastic logo for it. It doesn’t really cover what we talk about (making a living in the creative arts) but the design covers the geek-factor just enough to get the point across. I think.
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Last week I was interviewed by the Interview/Podcast program “CameraCampus”. Here it is! Enjoy!
CameraCampus Interview: Sid Ceaser
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.
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:
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.