I welcome my son Brandon Huff to the site!

I welcome my son Brandon Huff to the site! 

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Man how time flies! When I started this site 5 years ago my son was 12 and while he was into taking pictures he was not ready for a job 🙂 Now that he is half way to 18 I figured I could put him to work here on the site. So as of now, he is in charge of receiving and posting the Daily Inspiration series. I will still go over each one with him for now but he is now the man to contact for your Daily Inspiration posts! Later on in 2014 he will start to post user reports and guest articles as well as other news posts. This will make sure that daily inspirations are indeed “Daily” instead of weekly (as I have been posting) and it will also free me up to do more reviews and articles of my own.

 

How to Submit a Daily Inspiration?

The rules are simple. Three images, JPEGs must be sent in the email along with a short story or explanation of the images. Images can be no larger than 1500 pixels wide and no smaller than 680 wide. Once you send this in it can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months to appear depending on how many we have to post. The images do not have to be works of art or magnum quality as this site is about and always has been about passion, energy, and everyday folks who love photography.

So if anyone has a daily inspiration post that they want featured on these pages, send them into Brandon HERE!

 

40 Comments

  1. Hi Brandon:

    You are already making Steve a proud father. Looking forward to seeing your good work. Cheers!

    Chih Wang, from Beijing

  2. I guess all frequent readers are familiar with your son Steve, this was something that was bound to eventually happen! I’ve seen pictures of your son when he was just a kid, now he’s a full blown teenager, and adult-to-be!

    My warmest welcome to Brandon!

  3. So, now, Brandon is the next step. I remember a poem from Hermann Hesse, a German poet and writer, entitled “Steps”…, and I think it realy fits here. So, here, it comes for Steve, in order to welcome his son. Perhaps, photographer have the tendency to freeze time. (“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”― Karl Lagerfeld) But even photographer have to accept this truth as said my Hermann Hesse:

    Steps:
    As every blossom fades
    and all youth sinks into old age,
    so every life’s design, each flower of wisdom,
    attains its prime and cannot last forever.
    The heart must submit itself courageously
    to life’s call without a hint of grief,
    A magic dwells in each beginning,
    protecting us, telling us how to live.

    High purposed we shall traverse realm on realm,
    cleaving to none as to a home,
    the world of spirit wishes not to fetter us
    but raise us higher, step by step.
    Scarce in some safe accustomed sphere of life
    have we establish a house, then we grow lax;
    only he who is ready to journey forth
    can throw old habits off.

    Maybe death’s hour too will send us out new-born
    towards undreamed-lands,
    maybe life’s call to us will never find an end
    Courage my heart, take leave and fare thee well.

    • Great Poem and Great Poet!

      Reminds me of one of my favourites, which somehow applies here too!

      IF by Rudyard Kipling.

      IF you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
      Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
      And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

      If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
      If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
      And treat those two impostors just the same;
      If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings
      And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;
      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
      To serve your turn long after they are gone,
      And so hold on when there is nothing in you
      Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
      Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
      If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
      If all men count with you, but none too much;
      If you can fill the unforgiving minute
      With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
      Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
      And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

  4. “When I started this site 5 years ago my son was 12 ” and “Now that he is half way to 18”

    You’re son is growing younger…from 12 to 9.

  5. Hi Brandon,
    Wonderful to be able to share in your dad’s passion and bring your own perspective to the site. Looking forward to 2014, Best to you and your family.

    Stan

  6. Hi Brandon,
    Congratulations on taking up more responsibilities and an opportunity to let the site viewers know more about you. Enjoy the work!!

    Mo

  7. Hey Brandon, welcome to your new job 😉 Hope you will do it with the same passion like your father. But don’t try to be somebody, do it every time your way.
    I’ll looking for 3 pics shoot with my NEX-5R and will send them to you.
    Greating from Cologne, Germany

  8. I’m really pleased about this extra help on the site, it can only get bigger and better with an extra pair of “Huff” hands.

  9. I was wondering if you were going to make an announcement about that. I noticed Brandon had been posting since the first of the month. Congrats on your new job, Brandon!

  10. Awesome! Can’t be long before we’ll see his first review then. Or maybe a “Why I’ll Never Use a Leica”-editorial to keep that rebellion going. Gotta break off at some point

  11. OMG! This is awful! Really, Brandon, in charge of your Daily Inspirations? Oh, don’t get me wrong. Please hear me out first: What is wrong about this whole thing is that I have been following Steve’s photos of Brandon for years, just like so many other people. There are a few photos of Brandon that are stuck in my head forever. Brandon, you are not allowed to grow old! The awful part of all of this is, just like every young person in my family, I want them to remain this way. I want to freeze them in time. (It kills me that my nephew is now in high school.) All this means is that I’m getting old. I hate it. It’s terrible, however, I guess it’s better than the alternative. In the end, this post is a testament to Steve Huff Photo’s longevity. Congratulations. Wow, I never thought I would say this but, “Brandon, welcome on board.”

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