Candid Photography by Glenn Campbell
“Paparazzo of the Common Man”
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All of the photography on this website was done for my own amusement and at my own expense, but I might be persuaded to do it for money under the right circumstances. (It hasn't happened yet, but I am open to the possibility.) I fly for free, and I can do informal gatherings, shows, protests, events, community festivals and geographical survey missions in any part of North America or Europe. I limit myself to the same sort of events you see here — nothing too stuffy, formal or serious.
NOTE: I am not related to Glenn Campbell Photography of Los Angeles, which does formal glamor and portrait photography. Ewwww! Definitely not me!
All of my photos are CANDID, not posed. They show people being themselves, doing things they would be doing even if I wasn't present. But then I usually end up in the middle of things, getting involved in the show, and things degenerate from there. I never know what the results will be when I begin. I just wing it.
I consider myself a "talented amateur" not a "professional." If you hire me, my position is that of a friend who is into photography and is taking some pictures for you. There are many reasons I don't want to be seen as professional. For one thing, I can't afford to keep up with the arms race of expensive equipment those people use. I will always be limited to a small camera using last year's technology. I can't produce good photos in all conditions, and the pixel resolution of my photos is relatively low (more like the standards of newspapers than formal photographers). I also can't treat all subjects equally. Certain subjects happen to work well with my camera, and I don't want to be trapped into being fair to everyone. As an amateur, I can just wander into a colorful situation, click away and see what happens.
My photos, however, are usually more alive and real than professional photos. One advantage of being an amateur with a small camera is that people are more relaxed. They are more likely to be themselves and ham it up. When a giant professional camera comes into a room, it totally changes the environment. There is a place for these photos for publicity and advertising, but that's not what I do. Because I care about my subjects and get actively involved with them, I can often get the inside shots that professional photographers don't have a clue about.
Due to my religious and artistic beliefs, there are two things I can't photograph: weddings and commercial products. I have written and lectured on the dangers of marriage, so it would be hypocritical for me to make money from one. For similar reasons, I can't directly photograph an inanimate consumer product (because I usually don't believe in them and they have no life of their own). Even with people, I don't do headshots or any kind of posed studio photography. I don't like photos that are set up in advance. It has to be "in the moment".
Due to my allergies, I don't own a suit or an kind of formal attire. Therefore, I can only photograph informal "come as you are" events. Once an event becomes too formal and ceremonial, my skills become useless, and you probably want to hire a professional.
Note that my equipment is "high-end amateur" (10 mpx Canon Rebel XTi), not professional. The resulting image files may be suitable for prints up to 8x10, but they are best for the web. (I plan my shots for the 720-pixel width of Facebook, which is different that try to shoot for big prints.)
There are a lot of things I can't do, but if you like the stuff I've done on this website, and your event or mission is similar, I might provide a certain kind of photography you can't get elsewhere.
Thanks to my prior employment in the airline industry, I can still fly for free to most major cities in the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Therefore, I would charge you nothing for this portion of my travel.
Compared to professional photographers, my rates are incredibly low and my service is FAST. I will quote you a single price for my services, which will include both shooting on the day of the event and editing of the photos on the two or three days following. (Editing usually takes a lot longer than shooting.) You'll have the first photos within hours, and all of the edited photos usually within three days. At the end, you'll get a disc with both the edited photos (the ones I think are best) and all the raw photos (which you can do whatever you want with).
See my Main Photo Page and myhttp://www.aliensonearth.com/cgi-bin/edit-gett.cgi?file=%2Fph%2Fphotographer%2F Best Photos for samples of what I can do.
We can talk. Maybe we can work something out, or maybe not. I'm just saying I'm open to it.
Contact: Glenn Campbell, 702-812-0400 or glenn(at)roamingphotos.com
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NOTE: The photographer pursues this website as a hobby at his own expense and has never made a significant profit from it.
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Glenn Campbell, PO Box 30303, Las Vegas, NV 89173