Friday, April 11, 2014

Cover of Bucks Life Magazine

Well this was totally unexpected. I've been shooting features for Bucks Life for almost two years now and this is my first cover. The Eat This guys were great and I hope to work with them more in the future! 

This has been a great month for me with magazines! First the four page spread in Edible Jersey, then the 3/4 page image in Fitness Magazine, and now this! Totally cool! 

On a personal note I'd like to point out that this was shot with an Olympus OM-D E5 mirrorless micro4/3 camera. It's becoming my go to camera of choice over the impressive, yet incredibly bulky, Canon full frame system I've traditionally shot. The knock had been that "cropped sensors" could never compete with "full framed" sensors and I say hogwash! I'm not saying I'd blow this up for a billboard, but to say it can't compete is ridiculous! Besides, "full frame" is misleading as it's a crop size of medium format, which is a cropped size of large format. 

The camera is just a tool and it's all in how we use it. There is an old saying, "Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about time, masters worry about light", well I'm definitely in the "time" category but I do see light and I think that's the root of all great images. How we capture that distinguishes our style and sets us apart. The tools we use are arbitrary... While this system doesn't scream "here is a professional" as the Canon does, it's size allows me to break down the barrier and fosters a more intimate experience for both photographer and subject... which translates into better pictures. So I ask you, what is more worthy of a professional?  Confidence in having the biggest lens in the room, or knowing they can take a pleasing "cover worthy" image no matter what system they choose?  

Just a rambling two cent opinion form a working stiff. 

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