P&P Blogger Profile: Bruce L. Snell

Bruce L. Snell of Bruce L. Snell Photography

I’ve been a portrait and wedding photographer since the mid 80’s. During the late 80’s and early 90’s I owned and operated a portrait studio specializing in high school senior portraits. Since then I’ve been shooting primarily weddings in a documentary or photojournalistic style. In early 2006 my brother and I launched a web based business called “That’s My Monkey” at http://www.thatsmymonkey.com/ which offers tips and techniques to digital photographers. My photography website and blog are located at http://www.blsphoto.com/.

Why do you blog?
I really enjoy seeing how other photographers work. The blogs I tend to visit are technical and/or artistic in nature and a fantastic source of inspiration for me.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
http://strobist.blogspot.com/
http://www.jcsphoto.com/blog
http://www.thatsmymonkey.com/blog

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photographer since 1984
Photoshop user since late 1980’s

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Canon 5D and 30D
Canon EF 28mm f1.8
Canon EF 50mm f1.4
Canon EF 85mm f1.8
Canon 580EX (x2)
Canon ST-E2
Mac or PC?
Macintosh dual 1.8 G5 with two 20” cinema displays.
Macintosh TiBook.

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
My Expodisc.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Canon EF 200mm f1.8
What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Don’t work cheap. Develop your skills, have a business plan and hit the ground running.

What inspires you to create?
Seeing other photographer’s images.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Have as much fun as you possibly can.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
A tropical island.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
What’s spare time?

What talent would you most like to have?

I would like to be able to speak numerous languages fluently.

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Free
What is your least favorite word? Taxes
What turns you on? Creativity
What turns you off? People with closed minds.
What sound or noise do you love? Laughing children.
What sound or noise do you hate? Screaming children.
What is your favorite curse word? Dagnabbit
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Documentary filmmaker.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? The guy who changes light bulbs at the top of radio towers.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? I’m so glad to see you, come on in!

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