Monday, April 02, 2007

Palm Springs Vista Point

I took this shot last night on my way to Palm Springs. It was such a beautiful night... very warm with a full moon. I was in shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flops at the top of this mountain pass, shooting for hours. So while I was shooting I very unintentionally discovered that this is the popular spot for couples to hang out and watch the view... and ummm.... well... to keep the blog PG rated lets just say there was more than a few "shaking cars" up there. Haha.

Anyway, I saw something that always makes me laugh to myself a little bit... A woman with her "precious rose" colored powershot
camera attempting to take a photo of the view. Because of the full moon, everything is so visible to the eyes and you just assume that your little point & camera will take a photo just like you see it. Only if that was the case.... everyone would be a professional photographer! So she took shot after shot, trying to power up the flash, change her angle, move closer to the edge of the cliff... all that to have every picture turn out 99% BLACK! I almost helped her... but that would have been super weird to have some photo guy armed with a $5,000 camera and tripod come up to you attempt to explain how photography works and how she will never get the shot with her precious rose powershot. Haha. Maybe next time? Just for the fun of it, I took a shot with my canon elph powershot too see how it would turn out.

What do you think??? :)

I gotta stop rambling and get to work now... Today I'm assisting a Golf Digest photographer on a shoot with pro golfer Annika Sörenstam. Should be fun!


Blogger Portraits By Lucinda said...

This situation is all too familiar, haha! The worse is when they do have a decent camera and still can't get it right, haha.

4/02/2007 3:51 PM  
Blogger eightyone81 said...

Hey Blaine!

Who is the Photographer on that shoot? I was supposed to be out there later this week for a shoot but it looks like that is not coming together...

4/02/2007 5:16 PM  
Blogger Julie Cannon said...

Hey Bliane,

I have been following your blog for the past month or so....actually I have met you and Bethany before at North Coast Calvary...that may be a partial lie now that I think about it...I may have never met you, but I know I have met Bethany, haha! Anyway, if it helps I am Amy & Mike Mewborn's sister-in-law....enough of the boring details though...your work is AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.

I have been working to start up a photography business, and would love to assist you, or just tag along to learn a thing or two, since I see that you are formally trained (and it shows!). I have already learned from your blog...but there is so much to learn. For me, its mostly trial and error though!

Anyhow, I'm working on my website as we speak, but you can check out to check out some work I have done (don't laugh!).

Keep up the good work...I love viewing it...and hello to Bethany (your work is amazing too Bethany...most definetly a talented couple!)

Julie Cannon

4/03/2007 9:24 AM  
Blogger Tim Halberg said...

sweet! nice work man!

4/04/2007 4:46 PM  

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