Saturday, May 14, 2022

What a difference a year makes - the photography world is restarting

It is clear that Covid has not gone away, as many people I know are still getting it, but I have to say that it is really nice, even at the risk of getting sick, to be back to some sense of normalcy in the photography world. 

People have asked me why I stopped doing the bi-weekly Zoom get togethers, and the reason is...I just don't have the free time that I did during the height of the pandemic. Between shooting, retouching, running the business, and traveling, there isn't much down time.

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, a guy who was putting out a lot of really great content on his podcast, and he said the same thing. No time to do that any more. Things have changed so much since 2020 and 2021. And thankfully! 

That is not to say that everything is back to normal (especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area) but it seems like we are getting closer every day. People are having events again and the parties are going strong. 

Over the last couple of months I have been shooting a lot of bar and bat mitzvah, senior portraits, a handful of weddings, corporate events, headshots and more. It is tiring, but after more than a year of sitting around and not doing much, it is refreshing. 

Here is a small sampling of what I have been doing recently...

Fun family portraits in San Francisco

I was taking portraits of this lovely young lady when I saw this blossoming tree and just had to get her in there. I shot this at f/2,8 to get her perfectly in focus, but have the background in various levels of blur.

A senior portrait of a college graduate.

Family portraits in my area.

A different kind of family portrait (just for fun).

A wedding the Northern part of the Bay Area.

Some corporate events, including this one with the largest group shot I have ever taken.

Lots of bar and bat mitzvah...

Many senior portraits for those kids graduating high school and about to head to college.

And, of course, I have been taking photos of my granddaughter. Most of those have been with my iPhone.

And now I am off to shoot another bat mitzvah party this evening, and then fly off to Costa Rica for another photo tour in the morning.  The days of sitting around are long gone. Do I miss the slower pace? Just a little bit. :)


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