Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Gear & Kids
From: "Martin V. Howard" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 13:00:44 +0200

B. D. Colen wrote:
>...I tried to interest him in the idea of applying
> his skateboarding style - multiple flashes, flash combined with
> daylight, lots of captured motion, etc. - to candid wedding work. Go in
> with a rented 2 1/4, shoot the requisite posed stuff, and then go to
> town. Frankly, I think he could do really well with it and make a name
> for himself. But the reaction, "Weddings?!..." Ah well.... He's quite
> good, too, even if he does use N ... equipment....

This sounds like a VERY good idea.  Pity he's not interested.  It is
exactly this kind of thing (a new approach, a mixture of techniques)
that gets people noticed.  I'll even go so far as to suggest that he
probably could live with being recognized as someone who brought a fresh,
new approach to wedding photography.  Not to mention the fact that his
pictures will probably be loved by those who commission him, more than the
standard posed stuff.

Besides, wedding photography can probably pay for his private skateboard
projects.  Make a niche, get recognized, charge accordingly.

I wouldn't give up on trying to make him see the benefits.  Good luck!


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