James Wright

James B. Wright, also known as @corso17

James B. Wright, also known as @corso17

October 8th, 2016 I headed down to Brooklyn, New York to CrossFit Prospect Heights.  

Goal: Meet with Weightlifting Coach/Weightlifter/Photographer James Wright and learn more about the craft of photography!

Talking to other photographers and just seeing how they work, has helped me immensely.  I often think about what Michael from Lake Placid said to me, "Most photographers are assholes! Be careful!" ha!  Luckily I've been pretty lucky to run into a few good ones... James being one of them.  

I started my day with some photos of the athletes from Crossfit Prospect Heights who are part of Chasing Kilos Weightlifting.  Awesome folks over there and just easy to photograph.  The gym had amazing textured walls and perfect amount of light that came in through the ceiling.  It made for flattering photographs of all the lifters.  

Oh!  So, who is James?  

Check him out below.  Since he is a photographer and often behind the camera, I decided to give him his own section below.  :-)  I'm sure he doesn't have too many pics of himself.  

After he was all done coaching, we went off to see The Brooklyn Bridge.

Embarrassing secret: I've never seen the bridge up close, among other places that I will not mention, to save myself from complete embarrassment.  

I have to make sure to tell him to smile more.

I have to make sure to tell him to smile more.

I lost count, but there were at least 9 brides having their pictures taken in the area.  We snuck in a few shots! 

A stanger walking.  He wasn't smiling either.  Nonetheless, I enjoy looking at this one.  

A stanger walking.  He wasn't smiling either.  Nonetheless, I enjoy looking at this one.  

Here is James fighting off tourists.  Secretly I was a tourist too.  

Here is James fighting off tourists.  Secretly I was a tourist too.  

What did I learn?

  • A lot.. too much to bore folks on here.  But here are a few that stand out.
  • I learned that I enjoy photographing people. 
  • I love watching how people interact with their environment.  A bit creepy? Maybe, lol!  
  • I also learned that I'm slow as molasses to finding good shots.  James' eyes were quick to find details.
  • Shooting hundreds of lifts, my eyes are trained to pick up things related to weightlifting.  That when left to find details in my surroundings, I'm slower and less hesitant to shoot pictures.  I will work on it.        

 I'm very grateful that James took time out from his day to help out.  I look forward to more! Thank you James for all you shared on a rainy October day!       

To be continued...

Here is one James took of me.  Sneaky James.  

Here is one James took of me.  Sneaky James.