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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Photographing as a Subject for Photography

The "No Comment" picture below reminded me of this great shot from Sean Reid's wedding photography website. Turns out this was taken by Sean's wife, Melissa Reid, who was on second camera for that particular wedding. Sometimes showing some of the many amateur photographers at work at such an event can add another dimension to documentary-style wedding work. (I have to admit I have a soft spot for photographs of photographers, well-known or anonymous, whether taking pictures or not.)

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

13 Comments:

Blogger Tony Collins said...

Know what you mean Mike, and the LCD screen gives you a picture in a picture.

http://www.blipfoto.com/view.php?id=125&month=7&year=2006

Tony Collins

2:43 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Here, you'll love this.
http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/recursive/recursive01.shtml

3:20 PM  
Blogger Scott Kirkpatrick said...

Here's one of the parents' gallery covering an "event" at a preschool:
http://www.pbase.com/skirkp/image/29829260
They're jostling for the best angles like pros.

scott

4:15 PM  
Blogger juze said...

Well, this must be the daddy of all such shots (or so I would like to think, considering it's mine) - a kid pretending to be a photographer while posing to a photographer who is in turn (inadvertently) posing to another photographer.
OK, my head is spinning now.

http://freeweb.siol.net/jsveti1/Kaucic20.jpg

4:44 PM  
Blogger Clint said...

The Flickr Metaphotography pool is chock full of...well...metaphotograph.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Riis said...

In what I hope will be part of his life story as a photographer years from now ("Here is a picture of me in the very, very beginning"), here is my son at 2 1/2 taking great care to photograph his father. Daddy's tripod and an old broken film camera. http://static.flickr.com/84/264314838_6fde453601_b.jpg

10:03 PM  
Blogger Ken Tanaka said...

This is a very good shot, just about perfectly capturing the setting I'd think.

I, too, enjoy watching others taking photos and have quite a bit of opportunity to do so. I especially enjoy watching tourists taking photographs at Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" (a.k.a. The Bean) sculpture at Millennium Park here in Chicago. This sequence, that I call "The Director", is somewhat typical at that location.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Nick Meertens said...

I won't pretend I can match Sean's wedding photography (nor his wives :-)) but since everybody is bringing their little digital camera's to weddings these days I too had to document a shot like that in this wedding.

1:22 AM  
Blogger yossarian said...

I think that this is a briliant example of using LCD with a photo to compose the picture. Third image in a thread.

http://forum.nikon.org.pl/showthread.php?t=11562

6:04 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Nick,
Did you perhaps mean to say "nor his wife's"? Last I heard he had only one.

--Mike, Curmudgeonly Editor

6:46 AM  
Blogger Abdee said...

I always like to snap some shots of my friends who are photographers, heres one of my favs: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/photodizajnzona/Abdee/tolimanspiderman.jpg

And here are some P&S people (:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/Abdee2/boyandhorse.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/Abdee2/fotokibic.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/Abdee2/turista4.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/Abdee2/turista2.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/Abdee2/turista1.jpg

Hope you like them!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Nick Meertens said...

Good point you have there Mike, that goes to show that learning English in a Dutch high school has its drawbacks when trying to be witty on the internet... My apologies if I caused trouble in the Reid household!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Sean Reid said...

Indeed, now my wives are all arguing as to who should take credit for the picture. Bedlam...

Cheers,

Sean

4:07 PM  

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