Betsy Coffia rocking the Equal Pay Day (organized by the AAUW) rally in Traverse City!“70% of women surveyed by the TC Business News last year said there is a wage gap. 70% of men didn’t think so. The stats show women in MI make .74 for every $1 their equally qualified co-workers make doing the same thing for the same # of years. We can, and MUST, do better!” Betsy Coffia

Betsy Coffia rocking the Equal Pay Day (organized by the AAUW) rally in Traverse City!

“70% of women surveyed by the TC Business News last year said there is a wage gap. 70% of men didn’t think so. The stats show women in MI make .74 for every $1 their equally qualified co-workers make doing the same thing for the same # of years. We can, and MUST, do better!” Betsy Coffia

Yes, even more edits! These pictures were taken at the second One Billion Rising flash mob in TC!

This is for International Women’s Day!  ALL YOU LADIES OUT THERE ROCK. 

This is for International Women’s Day!  
ALL YOU LADIES OUT THERE ROCK. 

Ninja is the chosen one.

Ninja is the chosen one.

HEY GUYS - Guess what I had the honor of doing? Taking Ratone’s ‘promo shot’! (In other words, the picture that goes in their press-packets and advertising.)
It’s not a huge deal as a photographer, but it’s kind of a big deal to me, because photographers are a dime a dozen in Traverse City and Ratone has a decent sized cluster of girls with cameras following them around/fawning over them, and it was just really excellent to be chosen.
I am not the prettiest, sexiest, loudest, or coolest, Ratone fan, and that fact that I was chosen based on my skill and ability (and because they like my work) and not my looks (average), sexiness (negative sexiness - I don’t do sexy), volume (quiet), or popularity (negative 50), is just beyond awesome. It makes me feel like I am doing something right, like I am good at what I do, and like I am not just some quiet creep with a camera, like I matter as a person and a photographer, ya know?
Lord almighty, my emotions are running high and this got real sappy real fast, I should quit while I am ahead.

HEY GUYS - Guess what I had the honor of doing? Taking Ratone’s ‘promo shot’! (In other words, the picture that goes in their press-packets and advertising.)

It’s not a huge deal as a photographer, but it’s kind of a big deal to me, because photographers are a dime a dozen in Traverse City and Ratone has a decent sized cluster of girls with cameras following them around/fawning over them, and it was just really excellent to be chosen.

I am not the prettiest, sexiest, loudest, or coolest, Ratone fan, and that fact that I was chosen based on my skill and ability (and because they like my work) and not my looks (average), sexiness (negative sexiness - I don’t do sexy), volume (quiet), or popularity (negative 50), is just beyond awesome. It makes me feel like I am doing something right, like I am good at what I do, and like I am not just some quiet creep with a camera, like I matter as a person and a photographer, ya know?

Lord almighty, my emotions are running high and this got real sappy real fast, I should quit while I am ahead.

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Peter Melichar of Ratone!
I am pleased and enraged with how this turned out. I am pleased because it again, embodies Peter and Ratone, is reminiscent of Elvis (and I personally feel James Dean), and is just a neat shot! I am enraged because I was using manual focus without my glasses on and it is just slightly blurred. I could further sharpen it in lightroom, but that would distort it too much, and create a crap-ton of noise.
Oh well, live and learn! (Also be grateful I got the shot in the first place, ha ha.)

Peter Melichar of Ratone!

I am pleased and enraged with how this turned out. I am pleased because it again, embodies Peter and Ratone, is reminiscent of Elvis (and I personally feel James Dean), and is just a neat shot! I am enraged because I was using manual focus without my glasses on and it is just slightly blurred. I could further sharpen it in lightroom, but that would distort it too much, and create a crap-ton of noise.


Oh well, live and learn! (Also be grateful I got the shot in the first place, ha ha.)