As part of the ever-present desire to evolve and grow as a photographer, I’ve been trying to mix things up with my shooting lately. Tried messing around with some shallow depth-of-field shooting, particularly as it relates to portraits.
Here’s one from a recent assignment from the Herald, shot with my 28mm at f/1.8.
8.27.2009 — EASTON, Mass. — Marlene Owens is suing the Embassy Rehab and Health Center in Brockton after her stepfather, John Donahue (seen pictured with his wife and Owens' mother, Rose Donahue), died in their care.
Not really sure if this one works, but I’d love to hear what other people think. Feedback welcome!
Like many other recently laid off photojournalists out there, I’m stuck in a unique place. Being a newspaper photographer, I’ve built a career as a generalist — a jack of all trades, master of none. Basically, I do a lot of things well, but I’ve yet to define myself through a particular specialty.
Sure, there’s a lot of things that I like to photograph, but the important thing right now is getting paid. There’s a lot of competition.
Anyway, I’m trying to brand myself as a lifestyle and portrait photographer, really just to open myself up to a larger potential client base that I might have as a straight up photojournalist.
Here’s my latest attempt at a promo card:
2009 Promo Card - Side One
2009 Promo Card - Side Two
I’m hoping to get these to the printer some time in the next few weeks, so any feedback anyone out there could give me would be much appreciated!