I drew my inspiration for this shot from a photo I saw in National Geographic. Of course I didn’t execute this type of photo as well as I did 4 years later when I shot blackface performer Shirley Q. Liquor. In 2007 I had lenses that could let in 4x more light than the lenses I had in 2003, allowing me to make much sharper photos in low light.
I just got home from the Bull’s 103-82 win over the Heat.
I toured the new 2012 Obama Presidential campaign headquarters today with 20 of my closest friends with cameras.
I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was 4 months into freelancing again after quitting my newspaper job in Topeka, Kansas, when the Portland Tribune hired me to shoot portraits of the city’s new women’s football team. I was truly finding my voice as a portrait photographer back then. Just looking at these pictures today has me wondering how long it took me to learn not to loom over people or shoot portraits with super wide angle lenses.
I had a great time shooting the Bulls-Hawks game last night. I placed a camera inside the frame that holds up the basket for the first time in my 15 year career shooting the NBA.