Excited! TimeLine Media is set to cover the Clover Star Classic in Philadelphia, PA on February 7, 2009. Overall, ballroom dance photography is a photographer’s dream assignment! With all the colors, the movement, and subjects that are picture-ready, the opportunities for especially great photos are plentiful. For those that attend the event, I will post the images at this website for you to preview, share with your friends, and order prints. I love the challenge to capture these quick moments, and I hope the participants enjoy!
UPDATE! At this time the photos from the UPenn Ballroom event are now ready to view! This was our first collegiate ballroom dance event that we attended. Though we had not been to this venue, I think we setup our lighting nicely for action photos. We want to especially thank the organizers from the UPenn Ballroom club for inviting us to photograph the event. Moreover, they were very accommodating to us helping to get our booth and cameras setup in the ballroom. If you have any trouble finding your photos, please let me know. You can send me an email – rassi @ timelinedc.com
Well, I’m finally exhausted from checking in on the Inauguration coverage all day today. It was an amazing sight from the lines at the Metro last night (looks like the stations were full by ~10PM!) to the early morning shots of the mall awash with people and flashbulbs. It was inspiring to watch the ceremonies, and the transfer of power, and the political hobnobbing in the capitol luncheon.
Although controversial through most of his presidency right from the beginning, Bush did have to work hard these last 8 years. I didn’t last 8 years in my first job out of school, and it seemed like a lifetime. Obviously, it was not as demanding a position! Nor was I under as much scrutiny as well.
I am hopeful that the new president will bring what our country is looking for. A peaceful transfer of power to a new leader is an especially American tradition since its founding. That continues to this day in a similar fashion. I am thankful that I was able to witness it even if I was not in the city… but 20 miles away… on my television.
It’s my birthday today, and I’m so grateful to all my friends and family who sent good wishes to me today. It has been a life-changing year for me. With the support of my wife, I left a good job to pursue a dream of running my own business. I have received the support of photography and financial mentors to help me through the opening stages. With my business partner, we have finally started to get something going after founding TimeLine Media three years ago!
My mother has also supported me in this time giving me advice and pushing me to pursue things as seriously as she has all my other interests. My uncle has been there for extra help when extra hands were needed. He even helped us by driving most of the way from Virginia to Chicago! Old work colleagues have been encouraging and genuinely happy for the new direction I’ve taken. Although I am incredibly satisfied with how things are going, I still miss the everyday interaction with a large group of similarly minded people working on big projects. It’s just me and my technology working on my projects now, but the rewards seem more fulfilling, and more my own. I am looking forward to the next year – more changes, more learning, and more photos!