inspiration: The Online Photographer

Posted in inspiration by jjlumagbas on March 18, 2011

1 of 3 of Mike Johnston's winter wonderland photos

Mike Johnston feels about snowfall the way I feel about sunsets:

Do you ever feel like you have to go take pictures of something?

This morning we had a late winter snowstorm that came down in big, sticky flakes and stuck to everything. Stop signs were white, not red; trees, cars, shopping carts at the grocery store, even power and telephone wires were coated with white frosting. And, as usual, I felt an anxious, nagging obligation to pick a camera and get out and photograph it.

Hey, I’m a photographer—and a winter wonderland snowfall is a photo opportunity. I’m obligated.

He then goes on to say it’s OK to put down the camera, and just enjoy the view. I agree. I know could photograph that sunset or fully experience it, but never both at the same time. Here’s to just looking.

The Online Photographer, Do You Ever Feel This Way?

inspiration: The Online Photographer


maimai and child

Posted in portraits by jjlumagbas on March 15, 2011

maimai and child

maimai and child

(Also see: inspiration: marc climie)

wedding posts updated

Posted in weddings by jjlumagbas on March 6, 2011


These days, though, I’m more into wedding photos, but probably not the kind you’re used to. This time I’m reacting against shot lists, stage direction, flashguns, and photoshop effects.

from the About page

I’ve updated my wedding posts to include a slideshow of the complete set from the wedding, like the one below. Click here to see them. Enjoy!

(If you’re reading this on Facebook, click that link to the original blog post to see the slideshow.)