I found your magazine
in my doctor’s waiting
room. I was very pleasantly
surprised to see a photo of a
same-sex couple included as one
of the winning entries in the
photography contest. In an era
when wedding cake artists are
going to the Supreme Court to
affirm their right to discriminate and
promote hatred, it is refreshing to
see in your magazine a reminder
that not all wedding couples
consist of a bride and groom—and
that business owners who cater to
the wedding trade should be
mindful and respectful of that.
—Kevin, Santa Monica, CA
In response to
“HOW TSA’S NEW RULES WILL IMPACT TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHERS”
ae Joe Cichlid: I travel with a laptop, two camera bodies, three lenses, an assortment of
batteries and chargers for same, along with external hard drives and a host of other items, all
bigger than a cell phone. I better start getting to the airport an extra two or three hours early from
now on as I am not paying the extra fees just in hopes of not having to unpack my camera bag.
ae Robert Knowles: Just get TSA Pre-Check. It will make life so much easier. Yes, a few dollars
more but could save so much time. But that’s a choice we’ll have to make.
ae Joe Cichlid: So very true.
In response to
LAUNCHES HONEY BADGER
ae Eric Sarnoski: Surprised that the
max strobe was only 1/900 of sec. If it’s
portable and that light, it’s probably
all plastic. 60W bulb is all it will handle
without melting the plastic. Bulb socket
is also probably made out of aluminum,
so it will droop after prolonged use.
Power output to price ratio is ok, but the
quality is where cost cuts are made.
rfwppi: It was a blustery day
when Rafal Borek
photographed these two
honeymooners, which isn’t altogether
abnormal for the area—”Ireland likes to
surprise with a little bit of rain and
wind,” Borek says, “but this time it felt
like a hurricane... I had to shoot in
between gusts of wind. I’m still
surprised Maggie didn’t lose her hat.”
and @maggie_ftw we made it into
Rangefinder, thank you so much!
nadinecagney: Love the perspective
and composition! Oh, and the
movement too, gotta love the wind!
Congrats on making it into Rangefinder!
photographers know that it
can, on occasion, be challenging to
capture emotional moments without
bringing attention to yourself. “I never
want to be in the way,” says
@christyjohnstonphoto, “but I always
want to deliver emotional moments
to my couples.” Seeing this bride
watch her new husband and his mom
dance presented a perfect
opportunity to do just that. “It was
such an emotional and endearing
moment,” she recalls. “I had never
photographed from this angle
before—but now I love it!” #RfPOTD
sageeimagery: What a beautiful and
creative way to photograph mother
and groom dance.
michellef0rd: Discussing the
merits of Photoshop over