|photographs by Al Diaz|
Belated congratulations go out to long time friend, Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz on the launch of his new photography-related blog, Al Diaz Photo.
What sets Al apart from a lot of veteran photographers is that he's got the same enthusiasm for his craft today that he had when he started at the Herald over 28 years ago.
But he also knows how to keep things in perspective.
Recently, I called Al on the phone to talk about something inconsequential.
Al patiently listened to me ramble on...at times interrupting to ask a polite question. After about 5 minutes and as I was getting ready to say goodbye, Al said to me in a matter-of-fact voice, "I just shot an assignment while you were talking to me." Al is very serious about what he does, but not too serious.
Al assures me he'll be updating his blog on a regular basis with photo tips readers can use to improve their photography.
Also, to celebrate the launch of his blog, Al is running a contest. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on his blog's first post. Read the post for more details.
You can see much more of Al's work here.