Baltimore Sun Photographer David Hobby has finally taken his ‘hobby’ and turned it into a life changing possibility.
David started off writing articles about what he was good at; quick and dirty lighting with off camera strobes, sync’d with those (now) world famous Pocket Wizards. Thousands of photo enthusiasts who were looking for something different (and distinctive) found his guidance to be exactly what they needed. Thus, he became the strobist.
strobist.blogspot.com has come a long way since then, with really active communities on flickr and a vast network of blogs (such as this very one) across the internet linking and providing more community than many ‘community’ sites do.
David’s particular forte was providing more practical lighting information than anyone else on the internet was prepared to offer, and in a manner that brought really creative lighting solutions into the amateur photographer’s repertoire of lighting gimmicks.
Well, David it had to happen, and now it has. David was starting to get spread a bit thinly between his Job, Family, and Blog/Community, so he’s taken a year’s vacation from his day job at the Baltimore Sun to spend more time with his two kids and the strobist gang.
He’s currently got plans to go on tour, giving lectures and helping people develop their skills in hands-on practical sessions, and plans to record a DVD on lighting techniques.
Cheers to you, David Hobby! We hope that this is the beginning of something good for you (and us)!