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The Joy of Photographing Glass

Posted by Greg Blue on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

How do you photograph glass? Here are some tips. Glass – especially art-glass, is one of my favourite subjects to shoot. It can present an enormous challenge to a photographer, but that challenge almost always comes with unique opportunities as well. The image above is a prime example – this glass ray gun was created by master glass blower Jeff Burnette of Joe Blow Glass. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting a couple of his pieces, and each one is an utterly unique challenge. (more…)


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The Photo Industry is Screwed and We’re All Doomed!

Posted by Greg Blue on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

You hear that a lot lately, and without question this industry is not what it was 10 years ago. The thing is – 10 years ago everyone was saying the exact same thing and without question the industry 10 years ago was not what it was like 20 years ago. I’ve witnessed this scenario a few times now – in the early 90’s, when Photoshop was invented, the industry was screwed and we were all doomed. When stock photography became a viable commercial option, the industry was screwed and we were all doomed. When digital photography became viable the industry was seriously screwed and we were all totally doomed! If my memory is correct, I have witnessed the end of the world for photographers at least 4 times in the 30 year span of my career – if we were all doomed, you’d think we would have stopped bitching long ago. (more…)

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