Taking time off work is a great sanity check

It’s been a while since I’ve been unemployed. There’s been two other times in my recent career path where I’ve taken significant time off between contracts/projects – once was in 2008 when I had about 4 months off and the other was in 2010 when I had about 9 months off. The key to taking … Continue reading Taking time off work is a great sanity check

Creating a photo book is easier than you think (kind of…)

In the last 10 years or so, digital photography has exploded in terms of the variety, options, and abilities to capture memories and moments. It has really made photography (and now video) accessible to just about anyone with a click of a button – first the DSLR, then point and shoots, and now mobile phones. … Continue reading Creating a photo book is easier than you think (kind of…)

5 tips on taking a photo a day

It all started on January 1st, 2013 and has lasted exactly one year – my EyeSee2013 project ended when clocks struck midnight about a week ago. The journey of taking a photo a day for (almost) every day in the year 2013 started off with enthusiasm, moved through a colorful period, hit a bit of … Continue reading 5 tips on taking a photo a day

One of the most natural thing we do when we enter into the world is to ‘see’

The phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ started in the early 1900’s from people working in journalism and advertising. Nowadays, the startling amount of ‘words’ we’re producing with the plethora of ‘pictures’ can amount to information overload. Yet, every image, photo, picture or visualization has a story to tell and that story is … Continue reading One of the most natural thing we do when we enter into the world is to ‘see’

Looking up and out for 2013

While my photographer typically focuses on “street” and lifestyles, with a touch of photojournalism, I can’t let go of nature and landscapes shots. It’s what originally pulled me into photography when I started using my first camera – a Minolta AF-Tele 35mm film camera that was given to me from a lost and found box. … Continue reading Looking up and out for 2013

People don’t want “content” – they want compelling stories

This photo is one in a series taken for the 2013 Fnac and Nikon photo marathon competition. We thought it would be a clever way to highlight one of the three themes that we had to enter into that day. “Geneve en mouvement / Geneve in movement” and “En levant la tete / Raise the … Continue reading People don’t want “content” – they want compelling stories

This is NOT a normal French book

I feel so proud to be a part of this book project from French My Way which started about a year ago. Little did I realize that it wasn’t just ideas that were needed to help with getting this book ready, but also practical stuff like building a website, editing the content, developing a marketing … Continue reading This is NOT a normal French book

The emotional qualities of animals and humans

Great photography brings out emotions that pulls on the heart strings. It doesn’t just mean those taken from professionals – there’s plenty of emotional stuff that people post on Facebook, Instagram, etc. It really comes down to how images connect with people, cultures, context, and state of mind. For example, bread and butter seem to … Continue reading The emotional qualities of animals and humans