A mix of photos, how I made them, where/how/why, and stories of my journey in photography, this blog will likely be artful, weird, long-winded, deep, shallow, curmudgeonly, youthful, and that’s by noon. Sometimes my photos won’t quite make the cut for the website but I’ll share them here…for how I missed what i was hoping to capture, or how I was trying something new.
I have some pretty gifted siblings when it comes to photography and I may have a guest post from them from time to time, as well. You might find reasons a portrait session for your high school senior/Ferrari F12/growing family/grandparents is important to set up. Maybe one of them will share something about a shoot (I speak Ferrari, so I can translate), or perhaps a note from the owner of an original art print might tell what speaks to them about their piece.
I’ll also list gallery shows and art fairs here, along with photos of the events. The art fair circuit will be entirely new to me (targeting October as a starting point) and I’m sure they’ll generate some amusing anecdotes along the way. So, as blogs go, it might be a little scattered. But, it will all, somehow, be focused (see what I did there?) on my photographic journey.
There are a lot of great festivals in the world. Wine festivals. Music festivals. Film festivals. Cherry festivals. Ghost festivals (or so says Wikipedia). I’m always down for a great festival, and nothing makes me more festive than a celebration of speed. I fully expect that one day scientists will discover a genetic predisposition to […]
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. While those of us with small businesses cannot compete with the uber-discounts on name brand stuff that big retailers offer this upcoming weekend, we do have something they don’t…a piece of ourselves. Each small business owner has blood, sweat, and tears invested…and more hours than the financials will ever […]
It’s been a couple of months since I put anything down here in writing. I’ve been busy (aren’t we all?) but not just busy. BUSY! Since we last chatted, my wife and I switched banks, internet and cable providers, cell phone companies, bought a lot, and started a new company. Well, the company is just […]
Until the ecommerce part of this site is finished (probably a few more months), my photos are sold at http://nate-heldman.artistwebsites.com/. The normal price for a 20×24 canvas of this print is $350, but FAA has a great promotion going right now on their site. That makes the 20×24 Squiggly (the Studio Gang Pavilion at Chicago’s […]
Leica lenses are great, but this is ridiculous. As reported in my world by ShutYourAperture.com, Leica has built a lens (and a prototype) that was commissioned by a sheik from Qatar that cost almost $2.1 million dollars. The 1600 5.6 lens should be enough to photograph anywhere in Qatar from the center (I kid…sort of. […]
Who doesn’t like free wine? I mean, even if you don’t like wine, you probably like free wine. You can always sell it on Craigslist or Ebay and turn that free money into new red oven mitts or a plastic cactus (that needs even less watering than the original). Right now, if you purchase any […]
I cannot hear about Cocoa Beach, Florida without thinking of Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman in I Dream of Jeannie. The genie/astronaut based romp took place in Cocoa Beach as Major Nelson’s job kept him soaring out of, then, Cape Canaveral. I loved that show as a kid, although I did often wonder how a […]
In my last post, Road Trippin, I shared an amazing day of driving (maybe my favorite activity on earth to do alone), making photos (right up there with driving), listening to the recently reinstated 40′s on 4 Sirius XM station, and consuming copious amounts of Dunkin Donuts coffee. That’s about as restorative as it gets […]
Yesterday (Sunday) I drove Brooke to the airport as she was headed to Chicago for some voice-over work. I grabbed my camera and figured I’d take a day to unwind after a long Saturday/week/month/year (shout out to my in-laws who took care of Kaney for the day!). I looked at the map before we left […]
It’s only Tuesday and it’s already one of those weeks. I’m grateful for my wife who really does a lot to help keep me in the race. I’ve been struggling to find time to shoot these days. 11 hours a day go to work, from when I leave to when I get home. Another one […]