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Just got back from a great family vacation to New York City. My kids are reaching the age where they will soon start heading off to college, so it was it was probably our last vacation where they are all living at home.

As a photographer, it was a pretty frustrating trip. We had a pretty tightly packed schedule, which usually meant we were never at places when the light was right, and I couldn't spend 20 minutes getting a shot just right. I got a lot of great memory shots, but not much in the way of artistic shots.

This was probably the one I liked the best, and it was a rushed shot just as we got into town. 
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Ok, last set of headshots for the day. :) It was a busy weekend.
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Shot some actor headshots over the weekend. I'm not Peter Hurley, but I have watched his videos :)
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This is Laura. She's a friend of my daughter, who has acted with her. I think I'll also be doing some senior pictures for her.
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After getting Facebook tagged recently in some truly horrible picture, I'm thinking of spending the holidays putting together a (semi) humorous guide to posting pictures on Facebook. Write up some general guidelines with some funny pictures to illustrate.

Maybe do some 2 picture composites of do's and don'ts, like:
Left side - picture of man at party talking to someone and laughing - ok to post
Right side - same picture, but mostly out of focus - not ok to post

or
Right Side - similar picture, but man's mouth is open in a weird expression, he's mid blink - not ok to post


or sets, like:

me sitting at a party with my wife on my lap - OK to post
me sitting at a party with someone else's wife on my lap (legs across mine) - probably not OK to post, unless you've restricted it to people at the party
me sitting with someone else's straddling me kissing - definitely not OK to post, what the hell are you thinking?

I don't see this here, because I mostly follow photographers, but on Facebook its rampant. Its like people feel they should post every frame they take, even if there's nothing interesting in the picture or the quality is terrible.

One guideline I want to include is: Unless you are a paparazzi working for the enquirer, when posting a picture you should ask, "does this flatter (or at least reasonably represent) the subject, who is supposed to be my friend?"

Ideas? (Besides quit Facebook, even if I'm not there the pictures are still posted :) )
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My rule is even simpler: Don't post anything (even to restricted groups/circles) you would mind when the whole world can see it :-)
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some shots from my kids high school Spring Pop Show. Lots of fun to shoot moving targets in really low light. :)
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More actors headshots from this weekend. I like to shoot for some "straight" shots, and some to show range/personality.
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This is Lindsey, Laura's sister. She's a friend of my daughter, who has acted with her. I think I'll also be doing some senior pictures for her.
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I occasionally shoot headshots for some of my actor friends.

Michael is a great character actor. We've done some comedies together, including one where he played a 90 year old.
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Help-Portrait Houston needs some help

If you haven't made plans to attend a Help-Portrait even, you can still help!

Apparently, some of the arrangements they were trying to set up to get printing supplies fell through. So now they are trying to get enough donations to at least cover paper and ink. If you can help with even a few bucks, it will make a difference.

I'm going to this Saturday, and it sounds like there will be a lot of families involved.


The details are at http://houstonrealestatephotographer.com/hpHouston.html
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I'm a husband, and father of three, and full time software developer. A few years ago I discovered I liked taking pictures, and this year I finally got a DSLR, a Canon T2i.

I'm a regular listener of photography podcast, a fairly regular reader of blogs, and a member of Kelby Online Training. So I'm really working to pursue the knowledge I need to make my photography better. I think G+ is a fantastic resource for that.

I like shooting pictures of people, but often end up taking pictures of animals, as they are easier to ask :)

I'm not looking to be a pro, and I hope to never shoot a wedding :) But I would like to reach the point where people I respect think my pictures are good. Or at least don't suck.

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Father of three kids, ages 16, 13, and 11.
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