In the “olden days”, there used to be this thing called “film”. It came in light proof canisters, because once you exposed it to light, you either had a film negative or a useless piece of plastic, depending on how deliberate you were about that exposure. Whether you were taking stills or shooting movies, you [...]
My son Cale enjoys hip hop dance. He has what sometimes seems to me a curious sort of relationship with the discipline. He REALLY likes to dance, but is quite indifferent to the musical genre outside of dance, and also isn’t especially driven to perform for others. So getting photos of him dancing isn’t always [...]
In our busy world, it is often a lamentable fact that I only get to spend a short time with someone I photograph. I have the privilege of working with many fascinating people, and often end our working hours together wishing I could get to know them better. With Rei, it happened. This photo, and [...]
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some outstanding artists. Rei Hotoda has recently been awarded the prestigious post of Assistant Conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – one of the top symphonies in the USA. I was honored to photograph Rei for her recent solo album (Apparitions) as well as for a [...]
As a photographer, I sometimes find images satisfying because of the craft involved in making them. Other times, I find them satisfying because they draw me in, provoking me to imagine the story or context for the image. (Not that the two are mutually exclusive, but they don’t always play well together…). This bride was [...]
Sometimes folks ask me to describe what is essential to a captivating photo. Usually they say it in a more “everyday” way, like “How can I take a good picture?”. I can be a bit philosophical at times, so depending on the circumstances
About Tim Plett
For me, the biggest thrill is showing clients their proofs and hearing them say, “We LOVE our pictures! ” That’s my mission.