I was recently in Austin Texas for a Kelby Training event and had the chance to photography the state capital. This is an amazing building and an extraordinary edifice by any measure, the 1888 Texas Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state capitols, the 1888 Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart.
When trying to photograph a public space with so many people visiting it is a hard to get a great shot without people in it. I have come to the realization that I really hate camera phones! I am not talking about dislike, I mean a real deep hatred that raises my blood pressure and makes my eyes pop out of my head!!! Now everyone has a camera phone with them and stands in the way of any real photographer trying to CREATE a photograph. Most of these photos that are shot will never be viewed by anyone or lost because they lose, break or replace their phone, as most don’t know how to save their images. Some will get posted on Facebook to make them and their friends think they actually have a life. Did I tell you I really hate cell phone cameras, do you feel it?
Here is one of the shots I was able to take without any tourist in it.