Unless you're a professional photographer with clients and paid assignments, it can be easy to leave the camera alone for long periods of time. You're not pushed to keep shooting consistently and so maybe you don't. If this is you, don't feel bad, you've got lots of good company. But, one … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 79 – Improve Your Photography by Setting Goals
I've loved beeing a creative person ever since I can remember. I think all kids start out that way. Some of us strive to continue to maintain that level of creativity in our lives. I was thinking about it today and decided to put the question out there…. does being active in other creative fields … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 78 – Can Other Creative Fields Fuel Your Photography?
Street Photography - What Does it Mean For You? Street Photography is a genre; a category of photography that when someone says, "Street Photography" I think we all kind of have an idea in our mind about what that term means. However, the thing is that street photography has grown into a … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 77 – Street Photography – What Does That Mean To You?
Minimalism is kind of a hot topic these days. Many people are working to live with a more minimal approach to life. I think this is worth looking at when it comes to photography as well. Enjoy. The Links Matt D'Avella's channel on YouTube The Minimalism Documentary official site … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 76 – A Minimalist Approach
The importance of Story in photography. I know this is not a new concept by any means. But it's so important that I don't think it can ever be talked about too much. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 75 – Story
I think if you've been involved with photography for any amount of time you'll be familiar with the term G.A.S. - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It's an easy path to get on, and I've enjoyed the pursuit of gear myself. Luckily less these days, but it IS a real thing. Lately I've found myself more … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 74 – Gear Lust vs Film Lust
William Eggleston - Not About the Wow Factor Every once in a while I'll revisit a particular documentary on YouTube about photographer, William Eggleston. It's a good reminder for me, to not miss the photographs in life that, while not epic in nature, still contain so much story and interest. I … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 73 – William Eggleston – Not About the Wow Factor
Fujifilm ACROS II - Coming fall of 2019 Fujifilm ACROS II... Wow, this was unexpected, at least I for one did not see this coming. I really felt that Fujifilm was really happy to be exiting the analog side of photography to keep its focus on the digital products; their X Series cameras and … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 72 – Fujifilm ACROS II – I Didn’t See This Coming
In order to experience growth in anything in life you have to branch out; try new things; try changing directions. Maybe even make a complete departure from the old into something completely different. In this episode I share my thoughts on this topic. Also wanted to briefly talk about the Adobe … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 71 – Changing Directions, Adobe Pricing, and a New Look for the Site
Hey, this episode is kind of followup to an article I posted on the site recently. In the article I talk about how, IMHO every photographer should getting into medium format film photography. I figured it was worth talking about here on the podcast. Enjoy. The Link The article with the … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 70 – Medium Format (film) Photography? Why Not?
Hey, I hope you had a great week this past week. Pretty slammed on this end, just between work, shoots, product photography and the best part of it all…. Noah was back for spring break so we were able to spend some time on the court playing some ball and generally having a great time… Okay, that … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 69 – Opportunities and Basketball
Happily, I seem to be (a little) better at sleeping through the night these days, so I've decided to wrap up my 3A.M. project. I had a lot of fun on those outings, but I admit it is nice getting a little more sleep these days. But I do kind of miss that time out on the streets during those late … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 68 – Personal Projects… 3A.M.