Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a fantastic time, hopefully with people you love. Today’s episode will be a short one, but I hope motivational. Enjoy. The Links James Maher WebsiteMagCloud.com - Black Friday sale code: BFGIFT25 Something For The Whole Family! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 51 – Happy Thanksgiving
We’ve all seen work from photographers who can shoot the seemingly ordinary scenes or subjects. But while it is something so ordinary, there is something there; something that does make the photo work. There is something about the shot that gives the photo an extraordinary feel. How does that … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 50 – The Extraordinary Ordinary
I know we all have our favorite cameras. I’ll talk about mine and reasons why they are my favorites. Also want to let you know about a reasonably new podcast out there. It’s called Create.Photography and its host is photographer, Daniel Sigg. I was recently on an episode with Daniel. Great guy. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 49 – Favorite Cameras & Create.Photography Podcast
Are you one of those photographers who always carry a camera with you? I mean a proper camera, not your phone. (although the cameras on our phones are becoming freakishly good) I'll share my 2 cents on the topic. Enjoy A Real Page Turner, Great for Halloween! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 48 – Do You Always Carry?
In recent video I uploaded to YouTube I talk about the concept of selling prints from your website. I thought I'd talk a little be more on that subject. Enjoy The Links Sell Prints From Your Website (last week's youtube videoTAVPhotography.com (if you want to see how I've set my site up to … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 47 – Are You Printing? Are You Selling?
In 1998 at age 90, the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who swore by his Leica, said to Helmut Newton: “sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” Bourgeois means wealth without taste.Jim Austen That's one of my favorite photography quotes. “sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” I'll share my two cents … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 46 – Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept
I watched a YouTube video this morning from photographer, Thomas Heaton. Great photographer, great youtube channel. He was expressing his concerns about the idea of AI software doing the post processing of your images. I'll give you my 2 cents on that. Enjoy. The Links Thomas Heaton's … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 45 – AI Post Processing
Today I posted an episode of Photography Matters, talking about a variety of writing exercises to help build your storytelling chops. Just wanted to followup with a couple things I left out. This will be a short one. Crazy Awesome Book of the Week! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 44 – Short Stories Continued
You know how sometimes people produce work that's actually designed more to impress their peers rather than accomplish the primary goal. I think this happens in photography sometimes. A Must Have! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 43 – Don’t Shoot for Other Photographers; Shoot for Your Art
Ideas - precious gifts for creatives. They are too valuable to ignore, thinking that you'll get to it later. Best to write it down while it's still fresh on your mind. This Book is Perfect for You! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 42 – Ideas
It's been a while since I've recorded an episode of INSPIRED, but I was reading through Jay Maisel's book, "It's Not About the F-Stop" this morning and found a lesson that I thought would make a good topic for one of the shorter broadcasts. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop Searching
Man, does the summer weather affect your photography? I live in Vegas, where if I go outside during the day I feel like I'm climbing directly into a tanning bed. I'm not complaining, but this really does modify my enthusiasm to get out and shoot, particularly during the day. Enjoy … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 40 – Summer Photography – How to Beat the Heat