Duke

Duke von SchamannSanta Fe’s Duke von Schamann was named the All-Edmond Baseball Player of the Year. Von Schamann is headed to Texas Tech to pitch and play third base.

This is my last All-Edmond photo. Kind of sad. They turned out to be a lot of fun and forced me to get better at shooting portraits. Well, more comfortable, at least. After being please with the policeman photo, I thought I would break out the single, usable studio light and stick it on the nearly expired light stand. I brought two extenstion cords and even that wasn’t enough to reach the mound from the dugout. Darn.

So, I shot yet another portrait with a single, handheld strobe.

I plan to invest in a light stand or two and another strobe. The thing about photography is that there are always more GREAT gadgets, software, hardware, etc. to buy. The thing about me is that I am always watching my money go elsewhere, to places like car repairs,  gasoline, university fees and girls. OK, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

I’ve had to learn that it isn’t the camera, the lens, the editing software, etc. Those things are helpful and have their place. But they don’t make great photos. Anyone getting started should learn this lesson very early. My favorite comment is from people who come up and say, “Hey, I like your photos, you must have a great camera.” Um… thanks? Actually, my camera cost less than many point-and-shoots.

Well, this is turning into a rant, so I will sign off now.

Stay classy, people of the interwebs.

3 Responses to Duke

  1. iheartfilm says:

    Hope he stays healthy and has a good career.

  2. Asher Griffin says:

    “forced me to get better at shooting portraits. Well, more comfortable, at least.”

    you stud!

  3. zachgray says:

    What I meant to convey with that was that I would not yet call myself proficient in portraiture.

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Duke von SchamannSanta Fe’s Duke von Schamann was named the All-Edmond Baseball Player of the Year. Von Schamann is headed to Texas Tech to pitch and play third base.

This is my last All-Edmond photo. Kind of sad. They turned out to be a lot of fun and forced me to get better at shooting portraits. Well, more comfortable, at least. After being please with the policeman photo, I thought I would break out the single, usable studio light and stick it on the nearly expired light stand. I brought two extenstion cords and even that wasn’t enough to reach the mound from the dugout. Darn.

So, I shot yet another portrait with a single, handheld strobe.

I plan to invest in a light stand or two and another strobe. The thing about photography is that there are always more GREAT gadgets, software, hardware, etc. to buy. The thing about me is that I am always watching my money go elsewhere, to places like car repairs,  gasoline, university fees and girls. OK, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

I’ve had to learn that it isn’t the camera, the lens, the editing software, etc. Those things are helpful and have their place. But they don’t make great photos. Anyone getting started should learn this lesson very early. My favorite comment is from people who come up and say, “Hey, I like your photos, you must have a great camera.” Um… thanks? Actually, my camera cost less than many point-and-shoots.

Well, this is turning into a rant, so I will sign off now.

Stay classy, people of the interwebs.

3 Responses to Duke

  1. iheartfilm says:

    Hope he stays healthy and has a good career.

  2. Asher Griffin says:

    “forced me to get better at shooting portraits. Well, more comfortable, at least.”

    you stud!

  3. zachgray says:

    What I meant to convey with that was that I would not yet call myself proficient in portraiture.

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