Shooting in the Seattle Public Library
I've emerged from my black hole of Olympics binge-watching to find Seattle cold, but kissed by the promise of a fast approaching spring and a golden summer. While we wait for Spring to arrive, however, we must still contend with the final rainy months of Seattle's Winter and early Spring, which often means finding indoor public spaces where one can shoot.
This leads me to the Seattle Public Library's Central Branch. Planned and approved in the 90's, the construction of the Central Library began in the fall of 2001 and opened in 2004 ("History of the Central Library"). With floor to ceiling windows, expansive open spaces, and beautiful lines, the Central Branch can be a dream to shoot in. However, since it IS a popular public space for studying, reading, and community events, it is important to balance your desire to get the perfect shot with respecting other's desired use of the space. So here's six quick tips for shooting in the Central Branch without getting side-eyes from the other patrons!Read More
StreetMeetWA November Meetup
The last StreetMeetWA event was a blast! It was great to see so many people turn out despite the short notice, the weather, and the fact that it was a holiday weekend, and I was overjoyed to be able to meet folks that I'd previously been unable to connect with. I'm excited to share this set of Lacy, who is a photographer and model, and graciously volunteered to model for most of the meet. Check out her photography on Instagram here.Read More