Clearly I'm not charging enough for my photos.
I figured this out after I saw a story about a photograph of the Rhine river by Andreas Gursky that sold for $4.3 MILLION DOLLARS! The most expensive photograph ever sold at an auction.
I've uploaded the photo for your viewing pleasure… or perhaps, as in my case, your viewing annoyance. Now, I'm not saying it's a bad photo, art being subjective, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that seven figures for one print is a tad excessive.
Hey, all you hunting widows in the Brainerd lakes area! The second weekend of deer hunting is approaching and if you’re like me you’ll be a widow, since my husband will be out in the woods in his bright orange, trying to shoot the “big one.”
We’re lucky here since there are several crafts and arts events going on Saturday and Sunday that only open their doors during one or both of the deer hunting weekends. So if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until next year.
When Warrior Riley Kline went out for a pass Saturday in the Section 8 5-A final game against the Moorhead Spuds, I never realized the image would show a moment just before the catch. I really like to shoot football especially during the day because it means I have a chance to capture great color as well as stop action. When shooting sports, I always shoot on Shutter Priority. How can an old timer like myself resort to the "Auto Modes"? Another good friend of mine, Bill Marchel, confessed he...
When you are faced with illustrating a story with your photograph, you have to consider creating an image that tells the story within the information contained in the image. It must be simple but compelling. The more simple your image the more compelling it is. Choose a frame from the scene on location and work with placing it over the image or shoot through the frame to create depth. I have chosen the image of the felled pine tree on a hill overlooking the College Drive construction project....
There's nothing better than a good ghost story on Halloween. And in Ironton, the ghost provides a daily photo opportunity — as long as the sun is shining and in the right position in the sky. For the ghost hunter, it's a haunting opportunity.
Once in a while, after returning from a sports assignment, I reflect and think, "Boy that was a blast." That's how I felt Sept. 19 when I returned home after interviewing Derek Owen for my Sept. 25 story on Popple Park in his backyard and the Wiffleball tournament that was being played there this weekend. Not only was it a blast to do a story with Derek, who worked for the Dispatch sports department about 10 years ago and is one of the craziest guys I know. It was also a blast to take batting...
The website BrainerdDispatch.com experienced an outage early Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, from approximately 12:20 pm to 1:50 pm.
If you tried to access BrainerdDispatch.com during that time frame, you may have gotten an error message that read "Forbidden".
Many of our readers saw that message and thought they were being denied access to our website, (and actually they were) just not on the scale or the reason that they believed.
The error was causing the website to deny access to anyone who...
Fifty years is a long time so it’s no wonder that when I recount the story of attending the first Minnesota Vikings regular season game, younger colleagues look at me as if I had traveled to Met Stadium by covered wagon.
It was Sept. 17, 1961. The upstart Vikings shocked the NFL by defeating George Halas’ Chicago Bears 37-13, thanks to the heroics of a then-second string, rookie quarterback, Fran Tarkenton.
BEHIND THE SCENES - the story behind the photo
I was on my way to an assignment in Jenkins to get pictures of an orchard and quite suddenly found myself stuck in Road Construction Purgatory for the sin of believing that I could go from Nisswa to Pequot Lakes without any trouble. Silly me.