There may be a global pandemic, but my creative cup runneth over and thanks to a little ingenuity and technology I was able to create new work everyday. How? Well, take a look at the photo below.
This photo was shot on an old CRTV, which was hooked up to an Apple TV, which was AirPlaying a Zoom call via my iPad Pro.
Not only was this project been a fun, technical challenge, but it also allowed me to experiment further with today’s technology, and i’m honored to share my knowledge with you.
Now many of you might be thinking “What’s so special about photographing someone on an old CRTV?” Well, nothing! However, I took this idea and and ran with it, with a little help from my friends.
Without further adieu I present an unedited video of a fully remote photo shoot.
Think you need to be within 50 miles of each other? Not true! Kelby One instructor and good friend, Frank Doorhof and I did an identical shoot from over 6000 miles away! Here is Frank’s recap on his blog.
I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!
I’m stuck…what the hell am I going to shoot?…I need some way to be inspired but I don’t know how. Do you ever ask yourself these questions? Do you find yourself needing ways to figure out what to shoot? Yep, I’ve been there before as well and I’m here to tell ya there are plenty of ways out there to jump start your inspiration and I’m here to share a few that have helped me find my mojo.
If you’ve been around me long enough then you have most likely have heard me mention the photography scavenger hunt. What is the photography scavenger hunt you might ask? it is an online event that started by my friend Chrysta Rae way back in the infant days of Google+ (R.I.P.) and grew to become somewhat of an anomaly as far as internet photography communities go as it is entirely inclusive for all that participate and the people involved truly care about each other and their growth both personally and artistically.
Hi Everyone! My name is Joseph Ross and I’m a portrait photographer currently residing in Nashville, TN. Huge thank you to the blog for reaching out and giving me the opportunity to guest write. Admittedly I was a bit nervous at first, knowing that my post would follow the words and ideas of so many other awesome photographers but i’m so happy to be here nevertheless. Though my career is young, I hope that my words will encourage emerging photographers to consider the tools I feel best put me in the position I’m in today.
My journey as a photographer started three years ago when I was a senior in college, studying for a degree which would lead to a career that I realized I would never be passionate about. Long story short, I received my degrees, framed them, and gave them the respect they deserved because I was grateful to have received any sort of college education. I had to convince myself (and my parents) that though I worked hard for them, a lifetime of regret wouldn’t be worth it.
So, after graduation I packed up all of my things along with my “new to me” Canon 5D classic (manufactured in 2006), and moved to Nashville where I was convinced that I would become the next big thing…. man was I in over my head.(more…)