While at a wedding this weekend I was asked a question. I couldn't stop thinking about it so I wrote this.
Some of my favorite photos I've ever taken are of Ryan and Holly.
Jordan Loyd is freaking amazing. His domain is the music scene. He is young, he is awesome, and he is very good at what he does. Recently I had the honor of interviewing him about photography, being a young professional, and life.
Over the past three years I have done numerous photo booths at Chapman University. Here is a review of the last three years.
Zach and Lena Wedding
Zach and Lena were married at the LDS Temple in Los Angles. There were smiles, there were tears. There were superhero cufflinks. Today was wonderful.
What makes a good photograph? The answer is that it's subjective. What's good to one person is trash to another. There may be certain guidelines that experts say can improve a photo, but at the end of the day the individual gets their way. Now, I'm not very good at guessing what makes a photo important to someone else, but I do know that if I take a good photo of you or someone you love, you're going to like it. That's the only trick I know that seems to get people every time. The fact that it is of, them.
It is one of the biggest frustrations for photographers to have someone say "Great picture! You must have a really nice camera." Us photographers have egos that urge us to scream "I took that photo! Not the camera!" Do you tell a cook "Wow, that was such a nice dinner, you must have an amazing oven." No, you give credit to the artist, not the tool. But most people seem to think that they could take the same photos you can if they just had a nicer camera. Here's how to solve the problem: Admit they're right.
If being unhappy is not being able to do what you want, you may think happiness is being able to do what you want. It's not. Happiness is helping other people do what they want. This is the principal that this site is based off of. Photos taken only for yourself are of no interest to anyone else. Serving yourself only lasts so long before you realize you're a lonely person.