Happy Easter, everyone! On today’s edition of Masterpeeps Theatre, our esteemed players present to you the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing! Thanks to Misty Thompson for her help with the setups.

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Happy Easter, everyone! On today’s edition of Masterpeeps Theatre, our world renowned players present to you the tale of Romeo & Juliet!

My friends Katie Johnston-Smith and Chris Gorton wrote a musical based on Full House, Attend the Tale of Danny Tanner, that will be running at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago on Wednesdays from May 9-June 27. It’s a musical reminiscent of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and promises to be a really fun show.

I did the promotional photos for the show. I’ve posted them below, and you can also see the full gallery on the Brian Work Photography Facebook Page. Check them out and go reserve your tickets now!

Big thanks to CJ Tuor for helping me out with the setups!

New photos over on the Brian Work Photography Facebook page from The Wonderful Adventures of Brer Rabbit at Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre from August 2010.

A couple weeks ago I was photographing a benefit for Henry Medical Center at Gateway Event Center in McDonough, GA. The event, Cirque Du Henry, had a circus theme. As part of that, they had silk dancers, jugglers, and servers in mime makeup. It was a pretty fun event. Here are a few of the photos I took (full set here), as well as a video of one of the silk dancers.


I spent the better part of this weekend taking photographs at the Great American Motorcycle Show. Here is what I learned:

  • Concert photos come out looking really bland when there’s no lighting.
  • It’s a pain in the ass to shoot someone standing behind a mic stand.
  • I wish I had 6 ft. stilts so I could be even with the stage.
  • For shots of people up on the stage, I could really use an 80mm lens for close-ups.
  • It’s damn near impossible to get a good picture of a snake as it strikes at 200 mph.
  • When taking pictures of a live snake show, I resort to the “spray & pray” method of shooting.
  • My Canon 50mm lens takes amazing detail shots, but it’s very difficult to keep things at multiple distances in focus.
  • Taking photos of all the bike comp awards probably isn’t going to do me much good if I can’t match up the builder with the bike.
  • Doesn’t matter how much they tell me they want them, overview shots of the show rarely look good because it’s tough to get an overview with a strong focal point that doesn’t make it about that focal point rather than the overview.
  • With so many people asking me if I’m selling copies of my photos, I need to come prepared next year to do just that.
  • Must get faster at lens swapping. Or get an assistant.
  • I HATE manual focus. When I’m looking in the viewfinder and focusing, something may look perfectly in focus, but then when I take the shot, it’s all blurry. That makes no sense!