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Focusing Something In Your Photograph And Focusing Your Attention

During the Introduction Photography class we talk about three things that we often do as photographers with our cameras to create a photograph. Metering: Using a light meter in our camera to measure the brightness of light. Making An Exposure: Controlling the amount of light that we allow to fall onto light sensitive material. Focusing: […]


Looking For Your Photographic “Style” ?


Drawing Inspiration – Alex Webb

Drawing Inspiration – Alex Webb Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Photographic Composition – Thinking about creativity? Maybe that’s not such a good idea.

I have made what I think are truly unique pictures and I’ve made pictures that are mundane and common.

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner:

When I examine the experience of making photographs that I consider unique,the best way I can describe that experience is in the following manner: I seem to lose track of time, my mind is calm/there is no distracting self-questioning of my decisions and I seem to have a heightened/precise awareness. Some refer to this state as working in a “flow” or with “no-mind”.


The Exposure Mode Dial On Your Camera


When You Make A Picture


It’s Impossible


How To Use The Owners Manual To Your Camera Effectively

In order to become an effective and efficient photographer not only do you need to learn photography, you need to learn how your camera (the tool that you use to make photographs) works. In order to learn how to work your camera, you’ll need to use the owners manual that came with your camera. Watch […]


Drawing Inspiration – Bruce Gilden

Drawing Inspiration – Bruce Gilden Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Photography Is Not…

Cameras, lenses and equipment. These are tools to help you make photographs. Photography is not f-stops shutter speeds and ISO or other technical matters. These things help you to refine your composition. Photography is not about equipment or technical mastery. There are plenty of mundane photographs created with expensive equipment and by photographers who excel […]


You Get What You Give


How Does A Camera Work?


To Be A Better Photographer, Concentrate On Your Weaknesses


Do You Hate Your Flash?


Drawing Inspiration – Peter Adams

Drawing Inspiration – Peter Adams Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Change Your Mind And Become A Nimble Photographer


It’s In The Way That You Use It


Make The Photograph Anyway


Are You Ready For The Darkroom?

I was asked  about why I don’t offer darkroom skills, and/or photo editing software, instruction as a part of my workshops. If the topic of photo-editing software or darkroom work comes up, we’ll discuss it, but it is not a main topic. I think that you can consider photo-editing software a digital darkroom.  Whatever I’ve […]


Learn To Use Your Flash And Become A More Versatile Photographer-05-05-2015


Drawing Inspiration – Eve Arnold

Drawing Inspiration – Eve Arnold Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Do You Think Your Camera Takes Good Pictures?

If cameras took good pictures, wouldn’t they be good pictures all of the time?


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