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ND Magazine Update, Stuff and DD

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2010, 4:43 AM


Hey, hope everyone is well.

Wow, we're into February already and this is the first time I've got around to writing a journal.  Hope everybody is well.

First of all, there's a new update of Neutral Density Magazine out.

www.nd-magazine.com/

It features an interview with black and white photographer Cole Thompson, and I've contributed an article on telephoto landscapes.  Enjoy.

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Earlier this year I helped out a friend of mine at a show.  She's a violinist who earns extra money by organizing string quartets for weddings.  In return for helping her, she left some of my cards on her stand...I really didn't expect anything from it, after all, at the time I only had landscape photography cards, and there were hundreds of wedding photographers at the show.
Well, it turns out that there's a market for documentary photography at weddings because I've already got 3 bookings for 2010, and there are various other things that look like panning out.  I'm not interesting in doing posed shots, I don't like directing people and I've never had any inclination towards fashion photography and the trend to carry that style over into weddings.  In the meetings with clients I've said that I just do documentary photography, capturing the wedding as spontaneously as possible...and luckily it seems that there are some people who only want that.  A couple for a wedding I'm shooting in March booked me solely on the photos they saw of mine from the Amazon, and basically said "carte blanche...do whatever you like"  Brilliant.
So this has meant a flurry of getting contracts written up, learning about portable flash reflectors and softboxes, printing up wedding photography cards, getting the wedding part of my site looking better, translating it into Portuguese and hassling people for testimonials.

It's a whole new world, and in the midst of it I seem to have forgotten that I'm actually a landscape photographer who takes pictures of...you know...landscapes.
Next weekend I'm heading down to the south of Portugal, where fingers crossed, I may actually take some landscape photos...I'm not holding my breath though, we'll see.

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Daily Deviation

So I was really surprised to get a daily deviation a few weeks back on this shot from Italy.

Capella by AndyMumford

It's always an honour to get a DD, so thanks so much to TRBPhotographyLLC for suggesting it, and kkart for featuring it.

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Features

Great Falls Park, Virginia by BrettcPoland 31 by lonelywolf2
twista by sassaputzinDunes in November Light by Svision
Joyeuse pagaille by xavierreyMesolonghi Study 1 by MichelRajkovic
Raging River by joerossbachThe Dark Traveler by justeline
Gods View by PauloALopesLonely Tree 2010 by janplexybeauty of the beach by AL-AMMAR
Candela 8 by hakanphotographyMonika 1 by lucastomaszewskiKarolina 4 by lucastomaszewski
:thumb151749352:another figure by sloughmo

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Links

My Website www.andymumford.com/index.html
Neutral Density Magazine www.nd-magazine.com/

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Some of my recent work

Two by AndyMumfordVitaleta Re-edit by AndyMumford
Celestial by AndyMumfordElemental by AndyMumford
Castelejo by AndyMumfordGodspeed by AndyMumford
Cypress by AndyMumfordIn the Shadow of Mountains by AndyMumford

Take care everyone :wave:
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Florence and the Machine - Lungs
  • Reading: Joe McNally - The Hot Shoe Diary
  • Eating: A banana
  • Drinking: red tea
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fuck sake.....Sorry for the offence but I can say little else except when are you giving up the day job?.....
Stunning wedding photography as well as some of the best landscapes here on DA. Brilliant, enthusiastic and often original images there with the weddings. Beautiful. And a splash of Carl Orff there on your TO THE BLOODY POINT website, nice choice, That's the piece rearranged for True Romance but I believe Orff composed the pieces to teach young children about playing instruments....devine.
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on the DD Andy!


About those weddings, it seems you got your business moving fast and efficiently! Glad to know that!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Cheers Josť. First wedding of the year tomorrow...going to be a long day.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
And congrats for the DD but I told you that already :nana:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well as I saw from FB the trip was a success :D The issue of ND is great, read it, liked your article. Can't wait to see the new photos
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Cheers mate :-)
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Mo-Real Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Bravo, Bravo, bravoo...:D
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
:w00t: Congratulations on your DD Andy (it was about time too) Loved your new article (and the interview of `foureyes )
Huge thanks for the feature too dear, a huge honor for me and I really really mean it :hug:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thanks Maria, and the feature is a pleasure :D
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pedroinacio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Photographer
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