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Float On

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Hard enough for some guys to get the nerve to ask her in the first place, and then you decide to make the vows in a wicker basket a few thousand feet in the air?!  You’re setting the bar pretty “high” Bill.  Glad to be a part of it!! Continue reading

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A Dreamy Friday Evening

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Pretty sure I’ve never canoed before.  Swam a Class IV rapid, ocean-kayaked, sailed, skied, tubed, boated, boarded, and body-surfed, but no canoe.  So for the past two summers I’ve been bugging my friend Kerri to take me out in hers.  It finally happened.  And I think this is much more my style these days.   Continue reading

Back at the Track

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Somehow found myself at another NASCAR event here at the Phoenix International Raceway.  Not a lot to add to my first experience which I detailed here.   Continue reading

On Distance and Focal Length

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

A quickie on how distance to subject and focal length can affect the mood of your photographs…

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Deliverance

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

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This Bird Has Flown (or, The Caaalifooornyuns)

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

I’ve made this trip probably 7 times over the last 8 years, usually taking the same boring route for maximum mileage (and cost) efficiency.  Basically, I get on the 5 in Eugene, take it all the way to the 210 north of LA, and finally out to the 10 to Phoenix.  I’m still finding things to shoot along the way, even if it is at 75mph most of the time.  But I think that’s what makes the images more interesting to me.  Literally, on the road

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A Look Back: How I Blew My First Editorial Assignment…Almost

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

I’ve talked about it before, and you’ll hear it often if you talk to enough photographers, that taking photos of people is a privilege.  It’s a privilege to get a peak into their lives, whether it’s home, hobby, work, or whatever, you often find yourself in completely different worlds than your own.  And while it’s usually only a short time, it’s usually enough to leave a lasting impression.  I’m always happy to share some of my favorites.  And this being my first professional gig, was a doozy. Continue reading

A Day with Grandma

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz
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This is my grandma’s church.  It’s at the nursing home where she lives.  I thought the color of this particular photo in this particular setting looked really nice.  One thing to note about it is there aren’t usually chairs in it, as most of the residents use wheelchairs to get around.  This day, though, they were having services for a recently passed resident.  It reminded me to take another look at a series of photos I’ve been showing in my portfolio.

I had originally been showing this series in color, but have always been unsatisfied with the color balance- most of the photos were taken under nasty green-tinged florescent lighting.  As I was preparing to submit it for a portfolio review, I had the epiphany that they should be black and white.  Not sure why I never considered it before, but I think it makes a world of difference.  Click the above photo to see the series.

The Great Farmer Debate of Super Bowl 2013

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Did you catch it?  Forget Beyonce and the unflattering photos of her that went viral.  I’m talking about the Super Bowl commercial that has everyone talking.  Continue reading

A Wedding BTS (Behind the Scenes)

Copyright 2012 Marc Allen Mintz
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I shot a wedding recently for my friends Nick and Lauren.  You may remember them from their engagement photos a couple posts back.  Their day finally came and it was a good one.  Continue reading