Tag Archives: mistakes in photography

Behind the Polish

Portfolio websites are a facade of perfection showing only the successes of one’s career. They show the work after all the work sweat and sometimes tears are done. After any mistakes are polished out the work is hung in a digital “glass” box and preserved as if in a fountain of youth for artwork. But what happens when things don’t quite work out? I don’t mean some amateurish mistake. I the inevitable shoot when you did everything you could but the cards were stacked against you.

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Traveling by air with your camera gear.

All photographers know the feeling, sitting at baggage claim, counting the cases as they come around the carousel.  Watching with nervousness that all the required cases come out one by one.  It was back in 2008 when I was standing by just a carousel and as I watched as my Pelican 1600 camera case plopped down on the moving belt, and it hit me like a bolt of lightning! read more