Find Something that you have to Scream to the World About

(This is a vertical panoramic picture, please scroll down to see it’s entirety, text follows along with a video interview with the photographer after the jump) Awhile ago I talked about enjoying The Process of photography. Ignore the social media feedback, shoot what you are passionate about. Don’t shoot it …

Circle Crop?

Awhile ago on the PDN Photo of the Day they featured Photographer Deborah Luster. It got me to thinking, a circle crop. What are you thoughts about this circle view-finder? It brings a entirely new point of view to photography. It makes me think that I am in a submarine looking thought the porthole at the world around me. I am not negatively influenced, nor positively. I simply find it intriguing and engaging. So much so that I have gone thorough a lot of my images and cropped them circular. Problem being that in our day-in-age, the circle crop is iconically ruined by the “sports button” that soccer-moms wear to proudly boast …

Enjoying the Process of Photography, and Life

We are living in a society that instantly gives us feedback and interacts and spreads like wildfire. We also have adapted that the “success” of the photograph  is how many comments we have socially received. The more the better is what social media is telling us, the most twitter followers, the most published photographs, …

My Favorite and Most Memorable Photos of 2010

Compiling and condensing 25,000+ photographs can be a bit time consuming if you know what I mean. Thank God they have programs like Aperture, Adobe Bridge and Lightroom to help make this process much more efficient. Needless to say, 2010 brought an interesting beginning and a sad ending for me. The loss of my …

Sunday Coffee Links 1-30-2011

As winter keeps coming, we keep putting on more and more layers of clothing, the snow piles get bigger and bigger, (and so does my sister’s pregnant belly) and the anticipation for summer builds. Hope that these links inspire you in one way or another. David E Jackson is the Monthly Guest …

Better Gear, Better Photos? Not Always the Case.

Photography has so many unique little groups & niches, styles, do-it-yourself(ers), vintage camera gurus, film & expired film addicts, big-lensed wildlife photogs, sports…..the list is ultimately endless. But there IS one category that even you will find yourself getting caught in. The Gear. And I mean, why not? Every photography magazine you pick up …

Sunday (Packer Celebration) Links 1-23-11

Fresh off a Packer win over the Chicago Bears to launch them into the Super Bowl I had to dig out a photo of Donald Driver I took a few years ago at Lambeau Field. Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for their Super Bowl birth! This weeks links are …

Dana Erlandson

Wisconsin singer/songwriter, Dana Erlandson, has been working the mid-western music scene for two and half decades. A very talented musician, an antique guitar collector-fixer-upper and a wealth of musical knowledge, as well as being a down to earth nice guy, Erlandson approached me to get some new promo shots. I greatly obliged knowing that it would be …

Sunday Coffee Links 1-16-2011

I have had a lot positive feedback so far from the past few weeks of Sunday Coffee Links that I have put together. Thanks to those who have followed along. It’s one of my more time consuming posts that I put together so it’s good to get some feedback on it. Feedback in mind, I would like to hear a bit about what it is that you are interested in? What makes your creative juices flow? What are you surfing the web for and what keeps you distracted when you just can’t stay away from photography? That being said, here’s …

Walkabout in the Snow

Yesterday we were the lucky recipient of a fresh snowfall here in the midwest. I took a break from compiling my “Best of 2010” collection to let my mind absorb the world as it is. (Something that I have learned is vital to a creative like myself.) Bundled up from the elements and my Nikon in my hand, I found a few pictures that were just waiting to be taken. After going through them while warming up with a cup of java, I thought to myself, “If I didn’t take these pictures today, these moments would have gone unnoticed for the rest of time.” We …

Sunday Coffee Links!

This has been a great week for reading RSS feeds although I will admit I’m a bit behind in reading the ones that I subscribe to. But I made progress on 200+ feeds this week but still have 456-and counting to catch up on. As a recent follower to fstoppers.com, I have dug deep into their content and found how valuable their site really is. One could spend an entire year learning from what they share. Great content and behind the scenes videos, daily. From How to Shoot Fashion Photography In a Pool to their latest Product Review (Nikon Pocket Wizard …

RSS Feed Edit and Update

I would like to take a minute and let the already subscribed RSSer’s along with new RSSer’s that my feed link has changed. The new link is as follows: http://feeds.feedburner.com/mikewiesman Please update your reader or feed as needed. Thanks to everyone who follows!

Dead Modern Villains LIVE

I read a headline in the Green Bay Press Gazette the other day that a venue that was well known for throwing some of the biggest shows in area closed their doors. Tom, Dick and Harry’s of Ashwaubenon closed, it’s a bit of a story that I won’t get into here, but you can read about it here it you would like. The venue as far as a photographer looks at things was a beauty. Great big stage, lots of lights, front lit and back lit performers. It was honestly one of the “easiest” places that I can remember to …

Photographs of Dean the Luthier

Dean, a Luthier, also a good friend of mine, was kind enough to let me make a few portraits of him awhile back. Mainly shooting with a few “styles” and ideas within my head, I set out to make some portraits that expressed this humble master craftsman. Thought that I would share a few of these with you. I have been shooting a lot lately with some of my old manual focus (MF) lenses that I have accumulated over the years. There are a few reasons behind my use of these. For one, you can often pick these up for a lot less …

A Solo Exhibition at St. Norbert College [recap w/ photos]

After a period of “downage” I have my blog and web site back up and running to it’s fullest. There have been a series of changes and events for me personally, mostly for the positive, that will give me lost of content to fill upcoming posts. But for now, I want to share this one big event that happened this past October 28th – November 23rd. I was asked to have a my work in a solo-exhibit at St. Norbert College’s Baer Gallery. How it all came together is quite a story, feel free to ask Donald Taylor, Fr. James …

Bluehost Lost all my account info

After having two of the worst things happen to me that I can think of, I am patching together backups and files trying to get everything back up and running.