Tech Notes: Well since I don’t have any friends or assistants anymore… 🙁 had to lug around my various gear. One camera is really all one needs, but shootouts like this give me an opportunity to use unique tools for different situations and different looks. I hope everyone realizes I’m not parading around cameras and imaging technology like a kid obsessed over the latest cell phone or gadget. The choices available to image creators is astounding these days, with every camera from every manufacturer and price point being good or useful in some way.
On a business daydreaming note, maybe one day any of these camera companies will pay me for using their stuff. Again, I don’t review gear, I buy them to use. Still, would be nice. You can’t make any real money being a photographer, but being a sales pitchman/gear evangelist seems to be the only lucrative thing in this field at the moment.
Thanks to EE and the Atlanta Photography Meetup for another good time at historic Oakland Cemetery. It’s had some bad luck the last few years, with the weather and hooligans, but the garden is still a nice and peaceful place to take pictures or walk around. To some it might not seem right to be having fun photography around hallowed grounds, but I know for sure everyone was respectful. If anything, seeing the graves of people should make us realize that we aren’t here for very long. To combine Walker Evans and Coldplay, Die knowing something / Nothing matters, except life and the love you make.