Guinness Pint in Irish Pub

The above photo was a serendipitous moment when my friend put his pint down on the railing. I shouted ‘don’t touch that glass’ because I saw the potential in the moment. With the musicians out of focus in the background, it became a story about good beer in a pub atmosphere, a product shot, and a great travel picture all wrapped into one photo!

Along the lines of commercial and product photography, my long-time friend and pro photographer Charlie Borland has just released a DVD for a 1-year Commercial Photography Training Program. Charlie has been in the business for 30 years as a commercial photographer, and has been involved in starting up stock photo agencies and has been teaching for many years both in the field and on-line. I recommend this program if you are serious about becoming a professional commercial photographer. You also have the option of an instructor guided program. See the website link for more information.

Pro Nature Photographer is also his e-zine site, and there’s great content there, so check out that link, too! It’s filled with information about the nature photography business and he’s building a great archive of articles. I have taught in the field with Charlie and he is passionate about photography, and sharing his knowledge with others.

On other fronts, my India tour has just benefited from a price reduction! The operator was hard at work negotiating prices and achieved a good reduction. Our new price is $5880 with a minimum of 8 participants, down from $6400. Check out the website page on this tour for more information, or visit Destination Himalaya’s site directly.