Monthly Archives: January 2010

Live from Bribie Island

G’day, Mates!

I’m going to try and blog at least once a day during my stay in the land of OZ – beginning tonight. This is coming to you from my awesome rental house in Woorim, just a block from the beach. As I write this, a veritable typhoon is blowing outside, which is a good thing because it’s keeping the heat down!

Malia says it was 30 hours of travel from my home in Oakland to our home-away-from-home here on Bribie. We’re feeling pretty good, considering, but still…..I’m gonna sleep well tonight. We’re off for an early dinner and probably going to call it an early night. We’re tired.

Tomorrow I’ll be scouting the house that I’ll be teaching in for the following 3 days; I’ll post some pictures from that tomorrow.

Màlaga Recap

Photo by Malia Campbell -- click to see large

Good Grief! I leave for Brissie in just 2 days, and I still haven’t written up anything about Spain!

Pictured above is the Rogue’s Gallery – the lineup from the Wednesday workshop. Right to Left: Anton Puttemans, Alejandro Villanueva, Yours Truly, Errol Lopulalan, John Lovås, Charles MacKenzie, Tor Jensbakken, Aleksander Jacobsen. full writeup and tons of photos after the jump

Portfolio Review – Chapter Six: Moving On

It’s Back!

Just when you thought you’d escaped, I’m back with a leaner, faster, sexier portfolio review. This week we’re heading out to Arizona, to take a look at the work of an established real estate shooter. I titled this one “Moving On” because it seems to me that this photographer is producing consistent work that should please most real estate clientele — but if he wants to “move on” and shoot bigger/better/harder material, which can have lot$ of benefit$, he’s going to have to make some changes.

As always, I’m NOT linking to websites, and not naming names in print, to avoid getting a Google stain on our hero’s nice website; please follow suit if you’re going to cross-post this. And as always, let’s remember that I’m just a guy, and my opinions are only valuable when you think about them and challenge them. Cultivate multiple streams of feedback, use them wisely, shoot what you like.

Today’s episode clocks in around 25 minutes…sit back, pour some wine (I recorded this while drinking a cheap glass of Syrah) and enjoy!

Went Fishing, Bagged a Squid

Using a lot of Speedlights in my work, I have a LOT of rechargeable AA batteries to deal with every night. 36 of them, in fact.

I’m fairly fastidious about housekeeping, and I always found it messy to have power strips everywhere for all my battery chargers – I have 9 AA chargers, plus a couple of chargers for camera batts, and there’s always a need for a place to plug in a laptop, or external speakers, or whatever. Traditional power strips are useless for this stuff, because battery chargers take up so much space that you’re lucky to get 3 of them on a 9-outlet strip!

On a recent trip to the hardware store, my GF found the solution — a Squid!! Continue reading

On The Roof

Sometimes you just never know what you’re going to get.

I woke up yesterday morning feeling grouchy because I had to back in to San Francisco to pick up an exterior shot of a high-rise condo that I couldn’t get the day before due to A) rain, and B) the giant moving truck that pulled up in front just as I was setting up for my (rainy) shot.

That’s how I ended up walking back to this place from the Bart station, tripod over my shoulder, umbrella in the other hand, with my own personal dark cloud over my head. I shot the exterior by holding the umbrella over the camera and waiting for breaks in traffic. Then I headed inside where I asked the security guy for access to the roof deck. The rain seemed to be slacking off and I thought I might have a chance at a view shot, which had been impossible the day before. more, and more photos, after the jump

iPhone Photo of the Day

Birthday Girl

Scott Hargis Photo

iPhone Photo of the Day

Scott Hargis Photo

Portfolio Madness, Part Two: The Rejecting

If you missed it, here’s Part One: The Collecting

In Part One, I talked about the how I approached the portfolio overall, in terms of the general message I wanted to send. I thought about what my goals are as a photographer. I thought about who I wish I was shooting for,  and also who my bread-and-butter clients are right now. The portfolio needs to speak to both of these groups. I collected all the images that I deemed “worthy” and then started (ruthlessly) editing, tossing out shot after shot, until I had it Continue reading

iPhone Photo of the Day

I’m rich!

Scott Hargis Photo

iPhone Photo of the Day

Winter Grilling

Scott Hargis Photo