If you’ve ever met Danuta, you know she spends all of her extra waking hours learning. Last week, we attended a photography conference in Toronto. These conferences are densely packed with information, great speakers and after hours pub laughs.
I was completely oblivious (as you can see) when another photographer, Denise, snapped a photo of me talking to Jason Groupp. Was I questioning him about the fusion of photo and video work? Was I telling him his videos make me cry? Were we deep in discussion over flashes or strobes or cameras?
No. I was thanking him…
Last summer, during a week long photography workshop, I questioned Jason about New York. I had a weekend trip coming up and wanted advice from a local. Specifically, I needed to know where to find an authentic, small, jazz club. Where jazz lovers hung out, not tourists. He led me to Smalls. “Smalls” was a perfectly appropriate name and the musicians I saw had been collaborating together since the 80s. They played obscure and original work and I was in love. I have no evidence of this considering it was my first time taking my professional camera out. Anywhere. So taking it out on the town in New York city didn’t seem like the brightest idea at the time.
Here are some photos from that New York trip.
Danuta followed up the conference with a day of watching two of her heroes, Joe McNally and David Hobby. They are both tech types. They like talking about lights and all the techie things that don’t interest me as much as they interest Danuta. Here she is, with one of her favorite photographers, Joe McNally. Look at that happy face. They probably just finished talking about TTL vs. manual flash. Because they like talking about that kind of stuff.