Q:Hi! I was wondering, what cameras do you bring when you travel? I just got hired to travel with a company all summer and they want me to use digital. I want to bring my film camera for personal work but I was thinking of bringing my 2nd digital camera as well just in case my main one breaks or something. Is this wise to do? I really just want to bring EVERYTHING I own but if I'll be traveling it will be alot to keep track of/carry!
Always my 5dmkii and almost always a film camera. For film either my Polaroid Land Camera, Instax 210, or a classic 600. 2 cameras will never fail you. x
Q:Hi Bliss! I love your work, and I was wondering if you can give me some advice on my first time shooting a band? They are a smallish band (but not in terms of their talent!) and i'm really nervous thinking for a concept/location and when it comes to posing. I feel like I get so lost that I don't know how to pose people or how to see what looks good composition wise while i'm shooting, but if they're already in a good pose, i'll know if it looks good. does that make sense? please help!
thanks for following my work. When shooting a band get a feel for the vision their trying to capture based around their music/album. Ask a lot of questions and if they leave it up to you creatively then go with your best ideas and stay simple and clean if you’re still nervous. Bands always need basic, clear shots for editorials so don’t stress yourself about an epic location. Sometimes a couple members sitting casual, or them all talking candid are the best shots.The more bands you work with the easier it will get. Don’t ever stop. x
Q:Hello! Big fan of your work here. I was wondering, how did you build your website? I'm wanting to create one for my own work but I'm clueless. I thought of going through Cargo Collective, but is there a better way you know how to go about this? Thanks!
I use Cargo Collective, I like it a lot. You should try it!
Q:i remember quite a few shots you had of eisley and underoath a few years ago you shot on film and edited over? (i might be massively mistaken) regardless they were great and your stuff film or not is still really just great. i almost had my first "exposed the film before i got it developed" scare today and might have had a slight panic attack about it haha
Yeah, those were mine! Thanks so much. You’ll get the hang of it, just do manual and copy the settings on the digital camera and they’ll come out really nice
Q:just bought my first film camera and i'd be lying if i said you weren't a huge inspiration in my newfound exploration in photography so thanks!
good choice! Film is always exciting, especially if expired. Thanks for being inspired, John! I need to inspire myself to shoot more film again, it’s been too long.
Q:so i've been following you for a while but today i went through your blog and i'm just totally amazed. you're so good at what you do and today you've inspired me to try to do the best work i can possibly do. thank you :)
that makes me happy, thanks so much for looking through it (: I feel more attached to my blog than my website most of the time. Don’t stop creating. x