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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Introducing your North America Correspondent

Please join me in welcoming David Poller, your Strobist North America / at large correspondent.

I first met Dave 25 years ago at the University of Florida (go Gators) where we were both studying photojournalism. At UF, "studying photojournalism" meant tolerating classes (except for those taught by Fred Parrish, who really knew his shit) while you worked full-time shooting assignments for the local papers and stringing for AP/UPI.

Since then Dave has been a staffer at papers from Florida to Alaska, and a pic-ed at the San Diego Union-Tribune. He now is a photo editor at Zuma Press.

Check out his photography on his website or follow him via Twitter -- which is also the best place to tip him to cool story ideas for Strobist.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Mark n Manna said...

Welcome aboard,Dave!

October 17, 2011 11:25 AM  
Blogger CanEHdian_Bacon said...

Great to have some West Coast representation!

-Bryan

October 17, 2011 2:25 PM  
Blogger Consultor Anónimo said...

Hope you don't mind this opinion, but I just had to say it...

I really love your blog, but I like it being "yours". I find it has its personal style as long as it's written by you, and that's one of the things I like about it.

So I'm not liking very much this "correspondent" thing you are developing lately... I don't read "Strobist" as a "thematic blog", but a personal blog by David Hobby.

I'm sure the people you've selected as "correspondents" are all great guys/gals, great photographers and writers, but... I don't come here to read their posts, but yours

Pd.- not being English my primary language, I hope I didn't sound sour. I made this comment from my long-time reader point of view, as respecful as I am towards you, your blog and your work all over these years

October 17, 2011 3:43 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@CA-

Actually, I am very flattered by your comment. Who wouldn't be?

But I place a very high value on diversity of thought -- especially in something as creative as photography. The three correspondents I have chosen have a mandate to find interesting photography being produced around the world and bring it to the readers of Strobist.

Additionally, this site takes a tremendous amount of time and energy for one person to produce. Which makes it very, very difficult to have any kind of life as a working photographer. David, Sara and Irwin's efforts will help to free me up to be able to shoot more -- an activity I strongly prefer over blogging.

Ironically, this will likely result in more (and better) first-person content appearing on the site.

Thanks,
David

October 17, 2011 6:15 PM  
Blogger Nami Dadlani said...

I had no idea Strobist had a Florida Gator influence. No wonder it rocks. GO GATORS!!!

October 18, 2011 12:11 AM  
Blogger Consultor Anónimo said...

David, thanks for your reply. I'll take this for good if it ends up with even more good stuff from you.

I'll also give a chance to your new correspondents. Who knows, I might end liking them more than you :P

Anyway, I was surprised by that "need-more-time-to-shoot" point of yours. I mean, a blog is not a paper magazine (with a given amount of pages you have to fill no matter what), nor a tv show (with a given amount of minutes to produce). We could easily live with less posts every month, we don't need to be fed on a prestablished frequency. So feel free to write whenever you want, or to take time off; we won't be running away :)

October 18, 2011 2:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I for one love the new variety and could not "easily live with less posts every month" (although I would, if it came down to that!). Thanks David for continually thinking of us readers who are insatiable in our need for all things Strobist!

October 19, 2011 7:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Warren said...

As one who had the privilege of sitting alongside both David Hobby and David Poller in Fred Parish's Photojournalism class at UF, I look forward to learning more from both. Tom Warren

November 17, 2011 4:01 PM  

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