Podcast Interview with Skip Cohen {Macro Newborn Photography}

When Tamron connected me with Skip Cohen, I nearly passed out. I read the email five times, certain I was mistaken. I was asked if I'd like to write a blog post and be interviewed in a podcast by Skip Cohen. Let me back up. For those not living and breathing photography, Skip was President of Hasselblad USA for 12 years...Rangefinder Magazine...WPPI...shall I go on? Needless to say, I was shaking when we met at 6:00am for our interview.

The full blog post can be read here (with a link to the podcast): Skip Cohen University

Highlights: - 2:00: How I got started (and how terrible I was) - 3:30: How I felt doing my first photoshoots of babies - 5:35: My own 10-second rule - 8:40: Revenue Producers vs Creative Producers - 21:00: Why I'm on the Pulpit about Printing - 24:45: Advice for learning and being an introvert in an extrovert occupation

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The Rule of Thirds {Screencast | Behind the Scenes} San Francisco Baby Photographer

Just as in the previous screencast, here is a brief video on the Rule of Thirds and how I use it when editing photos in Lightroom. This is only an intro...the rule with the Rule of Thirds (or any photography composition standard for that matter) is the old adage: You've got to learn the rules in order to break the rules. Every single image I take is not off-center...some (several!) are centered (though they are almost always along the top horizontal line if they are centered)...but the way I create an interesting story throughout a shoot is by composing in different ways as the "story" unfolds.

To try this yourself, you can either envision the lines as you're taking photos, or you can turn grid lines on with either your iPhone or your digital camera.

Don't hesitate to leave a comment or a question below. Enjoy!