the cognitive photographer

Blog URL: http://www.JoeSz.com/blog

Chronicles the on-assignment experiences of a professional photographer and discusses issues of interest to photojournalists, editors, publishers, and anyone with an interest in photography.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: photographer, photojournalist, journalism, photography

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Splash on Feb 18, 2011 in UncategorizedI really think Bravo is missing out on something. People psyching themselves up to do something crazy, over-the-top fashion, and grown men shrieking like little girls; what is this new, as-yet-unproduced, reality TV series?  Why, the Special Olympic...



Comin’ At Ya on Feb 3, 2011 in portraitsI do a lot of professional portraits for, well, professionals. Attorneys, financial advisors, authors and many others need well done photos of themselves to better market their services.  My standard rig for this kind of assignment involves a fair b...



Lost In Translation on Dec 4, 2010 in on assignment, photojournalism, christmas, commerce, consumerism, norway, shoppingI shot an assignment recently at Minnesota’s 8th Wonder of the World, the Mall of America.  I was shooting for a Norwegian magazine doing a story pitching the Mall as a reasonable place for Norwegians to do their Christmas shopping.  Clearly,...



Green Suede Shoes on Nov 20, 2010 in on assignment, photojournalism, eco, elvis, environment, green, impersonatorsEveryone experiences a particularly tenacious earworm from time to time, but the one that still has me in its hold has been going now for close to a month.  It’s set to the tune of Elvis’ “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”,...



Learning By Osmosis on Sep 30, 2010 in on assignment, photojournalism



Pleased To Meet (And Photograph) You on Sep 7, 2010 in on assignment, photojournalism, conferences, conventions, events, meetings, workshopsI’ve just created a new gallery on my photography site consisting solely of images taken at meetings, conferences, and conventions.  I’ve done a lot of this sort of work over the years, having photographed events for clients ranging from...