scott bourne

Some Common Sense

I could not agree more with Scott Bourne's newest post:

Products and People Over Process and Dogma

The part I like the best is this: 

"When I critique photos for competition, I’ll often receive entries from photographers who will include a long, passionate statement declaring 'No Photoshop or digital manipulation of any kind was done to this photograph.'

"I don’t care.

"I really don’t. At the end of the day, all I want to do is look at great photographs. This isn’t a contest to see who can make it the hardest to get a great shot. The result is what matters. I don’t really care if you use Photoshop or iPhoto or Aperture or Lightroom or none of the above or all of the above. I don’t care if you used or did not use filters, actions or special effects. I don’t care if you shot digital or film or if you manipulated the image. I don’t care if you used HDR or tonemapping or didn’t. Unless you’re a photo journalist and I’m looking at your images in the “New York Times,” I don’t care if you posed people, cloned out distractions, changed colors or anything else.

"All I care about is the picture! If it’s good I like it. If it’s not I don’t and the process that you went through to get it, isn’t relevant to me at all – period."



Big Update!

A great Monday of updating and tweaking the site.

I've added loads of Portfolio shots, updated pricing for Family Portraits and Senior Portraits, and I posted some really great information, via Scott Bourne over at, all about preparing and dressing for success on your portrait sittings.

I also updated the slideshow at the main page to be more closely tied to my current work with people, portraiture, weddings and more.

Comments or questions, requests or demands, drop me a note here!