On this Thanksgiving Day, David Hobby of @Strobist has given his insights around what it means to give back to the local community using our photographic skills as currency that pays in unique ways.
How are you giving back to your local community?
(Photo by David Hobby)
A Moment in Repose
This image is part of a series I shot while in Oakland, California at the Loveolution 2011 festival in late September. I was hanging out at the SupperClub music venue where chill lounge music was being played. This woman was part of a trio of middle eastern style dancers who were performing.
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What Inspires me: Great Wooden Boats by Philip Bloom
Shot on Red Epic, this is a great piece of storytelling with the subject telling his story and the visuals adding to that. This is a nice micro documentary profile piece on a little known art and craft.
My only issue is the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. For me it’s awkward to watch due to the extreme horizontal format, but otherwise a well done piece.
I’ve been known to ruffle a few feathers of those who have deeply entrenched their core business based on Adobe Flash technology – and my opinions around Flash driven sites has caught the attention of Livebooks among other companies catering portfolio based websites to visual content creators.
The reality is, Steve Jobs was correct in his vision, Flash truly is an outdated technology and needs to be put to bed for good.
Mobile devices are the defacto platform that users acquire all sorts of information. Flash is clunky, power hungry and for the most part, brings any mobile device to an almost complete standstill.
Have we as photographers become so enamored with all that is digital, that we’ve lost a part of creative selves in the process?
Has the true craft of slowing down with a very limited number of shots available at a time when we were shooting analog based images given way to the pray and spray mentality that so pervades digital photography as it exists today?
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