I took this photograph a few years ago at Mission San Xavier del Bac. I did a bit of digital retouching and and brought out the thick mesquite doors and a contrasty blue sky. Recently, I was completed a short video production at the Mission, known as "90 Seconds of San Xavier". After posting the video on my youtube channel, I needed a cover thumbnail to give the video a bit more polish and eye appeal. This picture came to mind.
If you are interested in the video, here it is:
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!