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Meandering

In the course of my commercial photography work, I have to scout out locations for shoots. Usually, this entails either simply scouting a location that a client wants me to cover for them, or finding the right place, time of day, and weather to shoot people, or even products. Often, I find it helpful to simply get out of the car or off the scooter, and just walk about – often for blocks, sometimes for miles. I always find it refreshing to discover a new perspective of a subject by simply spending some time walking around it, past it, and then coming back to it again another day. Other times I just find interesting opportunities in light's patterns or rhythms to just keep honing my vision. While not necessarily portfolio quality work, I enjoy sharing a few examples from my meanderings here. Click on the image below to see more...

Stop the moonI must have walked by this stop sign dozens of times before I found the light that would bring out its crinkled & cracked painted surface against the crescent moon high in the blue twilight.
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Meandering

Often, I find it helpful to simply get out of the car or off the scooter, and just walk about – often for blocks, sometimes for miles. I always find it refreshing to discover a new perspective of a subject by simply spending some time walking around... Read more

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