“Photography In Lehman’s Terms” is back, and I couldn’t be happier. Even with something wonderful, a break once in a while can be a good thing. My love of photography and photojournalism is pretty well documented, and writing about it ranked just below live action shooting for about three decades.
But I needed a break, and thanks to fellow UB Steve Lenz, I got it.
The focus of this column has always been to share tips and advice in the simplest of layman’s terms. Often the monthly topic will be in response to a reader email or a parent approaching me at a sporting event with a “how are you” question.
Doing this photography thing full time, work and fun, I often take the cogs and bolts for granted. It’s second nature at this point. A true musician, like local legend Gary Winston (see the May 2022 Lifestyles) doesn’t think about what each finger is doing on his guitar while playing “Strangers in the Night.” He just plays. Likewise, I just shoot. The “how” is ingrained and almost unconscious.
So sitting down to write down how I do what I do is great exercise. It clarifies what I’m doing while shooting and hopefully makes me a better shooter. I hope this is what will happen for you.
In the coming months I’ll cover just about any photography-related topic – subject matter, composition, equipment, photo editing and archiving, but this month I’m going to share some favorite images from the past months to preview what you can expect in the next few ” Simply put.
Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or approach me with questions or topics. I’m the guy at so many Walla Walla events with the big black Nikon cameras and a smile.