Thursday, August 27, 2009

Let me toot my own horn...

Four years ago I met Stacey Kane at a photographers meet-up in Portland (Maine) and being new to the world of photography, I was a bit in awe, it was kinda like meeting Tiger Woods at a golfing convention.

I had just gotten my first "real" camera and here I am sitting across the table from a woman who shoots celebrities, the rich, and the famous. She has been in People, Martha Stewart, In Style, The Knot, and has been asked to contribute to several photography books. So I was just a little excited when she invited me to stop by her studio and talk photography.

I will spare you the details but a friendship developed and now I am her "man Friday", assisting at weddings and strategizing on the business side of things.

It was always nice to see a few of my images mixed among hers, but this year things have changed, Stacey sent me a link to a slideshow of a recent wedding and I was (pleasantly) surprised to see how many of my images were in it, I even emailed her asking if she made the slideshow for me or for the bride.

Then another slideshow and the same thing, followed by a shout out and images on her blog.

It's not that I think my photography is "all that and a bag of chips", but it brings a smile to my face to think that Tiger Woods likes the way I putt.

Thank you Stacey.



5 comments:

Meredith Perdue said...

Congratulations, Scott! She obviously has a good eye for great work!

Hailee said...

I'm jealous of the light up there in Maine. Everything looks so clean and evenly lit. Phoenix light is so intense, its never easy to photograph a day time event. Nice work. I love the shot you took over the top of the party people with stacy's camera sticking up in the middle. How did you meter for that?

Scott said...

Hi Hailee,

On shots like that (I try to get some at each event) I let the camera do all the work; I set the camera on “P” and the flash to TTL.

I keep an eye on Stacey and try to anticipate when she will shoot and just hold the shutter button down when I think she is about to fire.

The camera fires away about 20-30 shots but get what I am looking for almost every time.

I have an entire series of shots like that, I might post them soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow, absolutely amazing wedding photos, so clean and crisp and heartfelt, almost like I was there myself.

Michael Palmer said...

good for you Scott!! Well deserved shout out!!