This past weekend, the Tucson Festival of Books, the fourth largest book festival in the United States, was held over two days on the University of Arizona campus. The crowds were enormous and so was the energy and excitement of the numerous authors present. I was fortunate to be asked to photograph the event on Sunday. After taking in many of the venues, I spotted this gentleman sitting under a group of shade trees toward the end of the day. I had my camera ready, and captured what you see here.
Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.
I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old. I started with a Kodak Instamatic. Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there.
Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years. My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992. I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography. One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings. Why? Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy! It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone. What more could I ask for? Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.
Oh, and I like riding my bike!