Web Strategy photos make the San Jose Mercury

This is great, one of my photos from my $300 Canon camera at the Techcrunch party made it to both the Techcrunch wrap up post, and then to the San Jose Mercury (both online and in print).

This just goes to show that you don’t need fancy gear to take meaningful shots. For this photo, I snuck up to the top balcony when no one was looking and squeezed off a few shots. I was using the flowers as a foreground for depth in the photo, I adjusted the light settings, and took a half a dozen shots. Later, I came home and desaturated the photo in photoshop, and posted it as my lead picture on my blog. I try to look for interesting angles (people often ask why I hold the camera up so high) and since it’s a very compact camera, I can hide it in my palm and take a shot of unsuspecting individuals when they’re not expected it (and those are often the best kind). It’s kind of a guerrilla style of photo taking.


Techcrunch 9 at August Capital
The original picture, which was featured on the Techcrunch post

Web strategy photo makes SJ Mercury
Photo in the San Jose Mercury with photo credits (Thanks Dave for getting the paper for me)

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  • http://dbillian.typepad.com Damon Billian

    Cool! Congrats! Did the Merc ask you if they could use the photos?

    I actually had about.com contact me about using my pictures from Sukhothai, Thailand. As I don’t make money from my pictures, I said it was fine to use them w/attribution.

    Note: It would be interesting to see if your images are appearing in Yahoo’s image results as well. Have you checked? I’ve seen a lot of my flickr pics from Thailand showing up in search results.

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    yes Dean did ask, and I requested attribution!

    Next time, I’m going to request money

  • http://dbillian.typepad.com Damon Billian

    Haha…they probably wouldn’t pay too much. Remember Peter Parker in Spider-Man? Getting paid by photo is tough work…

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  • Betty Sanchez

    Your talents just continue to shine! If you ever get tired of the Social Media scene you can embark on a career in photography:-)

    Enjoy the event this evening, looking forward to reading your blog summary.

  • http://djksar.wordpress.com Randy

    some of my best enlarged photos have come from my Casio S500 digital camera. I’ve recently upgraded to a Nikon D80 and have so much to learn. Check out my photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rksar

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Funny Betty.

    I’ll add you on flickr Randy

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