We've all been saying "it's been a weird year" for a while now. I've talked about it on the Podcast; other people have talked about it on their podcasts. This year has taken a bit away from my frequency of making photographs. I just haven't been shooting much personal work this year. I'll Just … [Read more...] about Journal Entry: The Rewards of Shooting What You Like
Creativity is one of my favorite parts of life. Since my early days in elementary school, being creative has always been one of the most essential parts of my existence. (whoa, heavy) My Other Creative Pursuits Music Before I got serious about photography I was a professional musician for … [Read more...] about Journal Entry: Is Your Photography Creative?
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
For any of you who have known me for any amount of time, you’re very likely familiar with my obsession with black and white photography. If you ever wondered why it’s so one sided for me, I’ll let you know why 99 times out of 100, I’ll choose black and white over color. Enjoy. A Perfect … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 99 – The Black & White of It…
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
Do you know, or are you, yourself, a photographer who doesn’t really want to study other photographer’s work? Some feel it could influence them too much? I’ve heard that kind of thing from time to time. Also, since we’ve been talking about selling your prints or books lately, I’ve got a little … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 98 – DNA & Are Your Photos Good Enough
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
I’ve been getting out with my camera a bit more these days. Just wanted to share a recent experience that inspired a new project. Also have a couple items about Leica gear. Helpful stuff if it applies to you. Enjoy. The Photos All photos shot with my Leica M262 and Summicron 50mm. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 97 – Window Dressing and A Couple Leica Tips
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 think I remember doing an episode on this topic before, but I was recently asked by another photographer if they should start a podcast or do a YouTube channel. I'll give my 2 cents on the subject. Enjoy. You Could Own This Book! Not Kidding! … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 96 – Should You Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel