Thursday, September 26, 2013

San Antonio Quinceanera

2013 is turning out to be the year of the Quinceanera for me!  Since not everyone may even know what a Quinceanera is, I'll explain.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brides Beware of McNay Museum in San Antonio

Everyone who knows me, knows that I'm a nice guy.  A harmless little fuzzball with a camera.  It takes a little bit of rudeness to provoke me.  That happened yesterday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Move Over Spielberg!!

Well that wasn't so hard!  I just made a video to promote some of the products that I offer to brides.  One of my cameras has decent video capabilities, and I've never really done much with it.  I finally decided that I needed something to show customers my albums, so I sat down, set up my camera on a tripod, and hit the "Record" button.  

It sort of reminded me of my days when I was a radio DJ.  Back when I was in High School my life long dream was to be a DJ on the radio.  By my senior year, I was working at a local radio station.  I learned that talking "cold" (without reading the copy) was hard.  So I did this video cold.  I didn't want it to sound like I was reading a script.  So as a result, there are more pauses and stuttering and stammering than an Obama speech.  

I'm happy with it.  Maybe people will have an idea about my albums now.  I still have this dream that potential customers look at my website and blog. LOL. I can dream right?  Lights.... Camera.... Action!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Tao Of Photography

by Richard Spears


The Silent Void

Thus spake the Master Photographer: "When you have learned to create art with your camera, it will be time for you to leave."

Something mysterious is formed, born in the silent void. Waiting alone and unmoving, it is at once still and yet in constant motion. It is the source of all beauty and art. It is the light. It is the shadows of darkness. I do not know its name, so I will call it the Tao of Photography. If the Tao is great, then the composition is great. If the composition is great, then the exposure is great. If the exposure is great, then the image is great. The client is pleased, and there is harmony in the world. The Tao of Photography flows far away and returns on the wind of morning.