I am a photojournalist for the Baltimore (MD, USA) Sun.
Twenty years ago, when breaking into the business and learning the ropes, I made the big-but-common mistake of concentrating too much on long, fast glass and too little on learning lighting.
I am hoping to help to rectify that mistake in others. Over the last few weeks I have been building a blog for photojournalism students, young pro's and very interested amateurs on how to expand their lighting skills using only shoe-mount flashes, used off camera.
I am about 80% of the way to being live, (you guys are my very first invites) and I am looking for some feedback before I put it out there. Rather than get my friends to look at it (who would be about as objective as my mom) I thought it would make more sense to try to get some feedback from strangers. So, here I am as a brand new face, fresh from a Google search for "photo message boards."
I am no web designer. I am a photojournalist. So it is bare bones - about content and knowledge, not HTML bells and whistles. There are some rough (and unfinished) spots, but the goal is to create an online community where photojournalists and other interested parties share their light ideas and experiences.
If you are interested in this type of thing, please browse the still-under-the-radar blog a little and tell me if I am on a good track. (Or not!)
And thanks much for your thoughts.
The address is: http://www.strobist.blogspot.com
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