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Archive for January, 2014

Hairball of a Good Time

Not too many words here but lots of photos. Hairball is a 80’s cover group that mimics the appearance and mannerisms of bands such as ACDC, Journey, Guns N Roses, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and more. This is their 13th year of performing. It was bright and loud. I’ll let you know when I regain my hearing.Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball Hairball

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Back to Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

The more you look through a view finder, the better you get. There’s is no denying experience, but there are tendencies photographers adopt with passing years. It’s not a product of laziness, it’s a shortcut to being efficient. I’ve gotten skeptical of weak assignments, ask fewer questions, and edit less photos. The bad comes with the good. Now, I walk in a room and spot a ray of good light, can decipher scanner speak, and always keep a hardhat in the car. But when I was starting out,  I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. The passion was filled with naive optimism and determination. Every breath was a desperate gasp to succeed. I once shot a truck stop four times to get perfect light.

It’s time to return to the basics. Reapply fundamentals, and experiment with stuff I know nothing about. I’ve got to walk away from the main scene to find a secluded moment, take chances on hunches, and aim at the unfamiliar.

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