I attended a lecture tonight by Hugh Gentry at Pacific New Media and was reminded again of how rapidly the fields of photography (in this case photojournalism & commercial) are changing. Powerful SLRs, camera equipment with video capture, the Internet, iPhones have all change how we approach image making and image viewing. Overall, I enjoyed Hugh Gentry's talk and I was especially interested in hearing about his underwater work shooting the Ironman. It was fun to step away from the modern fine art world and walk into the fast-paced action of photojournalism and diverse assignment and travel shooting.
Quick bio pulled from Pacific New Media website:
"Hugh Gentry is a freelance photojournalist and videographer working as a stringer for Reuters and the Associated Press as well as the major television networks. His client list also includes National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and Land Rover. He started his career as a TV news cameraman and in 2003 transitioned into digital photography. By combining both skills, he can deliver multiple content formats to a diverse range of clients. He specializes in shooting underwater, surfing, and adventure sports."