July 5, 2007 - 4:55 pm

Jeronimo Nisa - My fav is the high angle one.But I’m still puzzled at those skateboarders inside a museum (?!?!?!?), and would like to see at least one of the fishing pics.Well done, Mags: they now know who Mags the Photog is! Some people may think you shouldn’t have done that (I mean, interfere with what was going on there), but I’m glad that you’re a person and a woman and not a robot-photographer…

Transforming the Temple.

Images from the Masonic Temple on Mormon Road in Northern Omaha. As usual with construction assignments, I ran into the issue of posed pictures. One of the guys in charge hollered at the head carpenter, “hey, can you come back here and work on this for a picture,” he said as the man was heading towards his car. “No, sir, it’s really ok. If he’s on his way out you don’t have to call him back. I’ll just document the other workers,” I insisted, trying to emphasize the word “document”. This has happened a couple of times now. I’ll go to a construction site and they’ll try to set something up for me. It’s difficult because I can neither take those photos, nor do I want to. I would much rather capture things as they are, rather than contrived scenes.
It’s especially frustrating while I shoot at the College World Series. I am constantly being called from one direction or another, take a photo of me. I had to shoot a feature of kids from the YMCA and any time I pointed the lens in their direction they’d all immediately start posing. Sigh…any solutions?

I was really impressed with these stilt things. I kept asking him if they were difficult to work in, as if the answer would change if I kept pressing him. By the way, he said it wasn’t. “it’s just like wearing shoes.”

Bonus… It caught my eye…


June 20, 2007 - 6:24 pm

Jeronimo Nisa - that’s happening to me a lot too, especially with kids. The only solution I’ve found is to be patient, point the camera somewhere else or just drop it and wait until they don’t give a dam about me. I know, this is not easy when you have very little time to complete the assignment, but it’s worked so far.Thanks for the links you sent!

Baseball mugs. The natural light was really great that day, spilling evenly through the dugout so that I didn’t need to add a fill. I find mug shots fascinating. Their blank serious stares always have me searching…

June 20, 2007 - 6:05 am

Beth Carpenter - love it

June 22, 2007 - 6:51 am

ParkerMB - and there’s that one guy smiling…