All photos and captions by Zachary Honahan
Riders awaiting there turn to ride this small, but sick indoor park called “Drop In Skatepark”. Unfortunately the park closed down due to the owner of the park not able to afford the rent for the park.
For this week I wanted to do a bit of a follow-up piece to the “Film vs. Digital” feature TTL #99. Although I mentioned many of the benefits of shooting film I figured I would give a little more detail on each. I started out shooting photographs and gaining an interest in photography well before the DSLR burst out onto the scene. I have and always will have a passion for analog photography and even though I constantly mention that my main workflow is about 99% digital I still try to shoot a bunch of film along the way. For instance when I travel to a different state for a commercial project, I will always bring along a couple of film cameras for the ride as well. There is no better feeling than exploring a new city, town or anywhere for that matter with a film camera in hand. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with digital in comparison; I’m just expressing the love that I have for film. Check it!
Well, the time has finally come. I have been wanting to get a new camera body for years now and haven’t really been too sold on everything that has come out. Not only that but if you didn’t realize, being a professional photographer comes at a huge expense. If you are going to fully invest, prepare to spend some money. I have spent around $10,000 over the years since I first started getting my work published a decade ago and its just part of the game. Between camera bodies, lenses, strobes, light modifiers, computer equipment and more, it adds up at an almost alarming rate. But, on the bright side, if you are going to invest, hopefully you are on the track to being paid and recouping the cost of your initial investments. Also, don’t let those figures scare you away. There is much more to being a professional photographer than an expensive array of camera shit. “It’s the magician, not the wand” which simply means that it doesn’t matter how much your gear costs as long as you know what you’re doing. On that note, for this week I decided to do a little comparing between my Canon Mark II N and my new Canon 6D.
There has always been something intriguing to me about getting some behind the scenes details on a photo. I don’t know what it is about it but I just get stoked on seeing exactly how someone shot a specific photo and get a little insight into the process. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that every photographer shoots a little differently, which in turn makes each story unique in its own way. I can remember studying photos in magazines and borderline obsessing about the way that they were shot and honestly over the years not much has changed. I still find myself getting lost in photos to this day with the same level of curiosity that I had when I first started shooting. With that said, enjoy round seven of WYDK.
Anytime Nick Steben hits me up about having a few new photos to check out, I already know they will be photos I can use. We’ve featured a lot of his photos over the past few years and they just keep getting better. This time around, Nick has been doing some traveling and moving and we are lucky to check out this awesome mix of photos from the East Coast, Colorado and West Coast. Check out 13 photos featuring the likes of Jeff Klugiewicz, Ryan Metro, Garrett Guilliams and more by clicking the link below! You won’t be disappointed!
Over the last year or so, we’ve been seeing a bunch of Sam White’s videos popping up in the Daily Section. In that time, we’ve become quite a fan of his work and recently found out he’s also into shooting photos. We recently received a sample of some of his recent photos from the past few months and figured we wouldn’t keep them to ourselves. Check out this brand new photogallery featuring Yakob Swyer, Stan Cassidy, Malick Cham, Ben Cruse and more by clicking the link below!
Another year in the books and another 52 TTL features in 2013. I’ve found myself all over the place at times up late on Tuesday nights from California, to Pennsylvania and wherever else I’ve been this year writing and dialing in the week’s TTL. It’s crazy to look back after that many and see which ones got the most feedback and which ones stood out the most to me. I decided that since I am putting this one together on the last day of the year in 2013 that it only makes sense to a top ten list (in no particular order) of my favorite features of the year and give a little insight as to why. I guess in the meantime though, I would like to thank each and every person out there that has ever read a single column and anyone out there that has been down to work with me on these it really means a lot. Thank you; here’s to the New Year and the mystery of what it may bring.