Thursday, April 4, 2013

No Encore

These SXSW photos need to stop. They just sit on my laptop, or really on the external hard drive due to large file size and the multitude, and serve as a constant reminder: "you need to blog," "you need to update your portfolio," "you need to pick up your sxsw flashdrive," "you need to edit and blog all those other non south by photos."

Enough is enough. Here is hodge podge last look of my South by Southwest photos of 2013.

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Oh and that last night...the Night of 17 Rappers. Let's choose not to relive that. Ever. Again.

Now don't get me wrong. I really value all the photos I took during SXSW, and I value the experience so incredibly much. I learned a lot during the seven days of shooting. I learned how to use my new Canon, I learned that age doesn't make one photographer better or worse, and that the same applies to equipment. Interactive panels are boring. It's okay for a sixty-five year old rock singer to spit on you. Make friends with experienced photographers in the VIP line, they may share a wealth of knowledge and watch over you during mosh pits. Keep your camera lens off while on the streets to capture street scenes. Run up to bar and restaurant balconies for a different perspective. A press pass has magic powers. Also keep a rain jacket, extra batteries and CF cards, and "snackies" in your bag. Always be open to learning. Never judge your photos until the next day. If the lighting sucks, shoot RAW baby, RAW. And most importantly, when you wake up and take a photo, alas you are a true photographer that day.