Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. ~ Percy W. Harris I saw that quote this morning and of course that age old conversation debating it’s not the gear, it is the gear popped into my mind. And then my thoughts moved on… The Desert Island Camera I quickly moved to […]
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Hope you all had a great weekend. I just wanted to follow up on yestday’s post, “Get Wierd, and then Just Don’t Care.” Add a few things that I thought were important but didn’t want to make the episode any longer. If you haven’t heard yesterday’s episode yet, you might want to start there to […]
Inspiration • Creativity • Passion Those three words pretty much sum up what my creative pursuits consists of. Those are the three building blocks that really keep me moving forward; they inspire me; compel me to stay creative; to get up everyday with the thoughts of, what am I going to make today? What am […]
You know what I love about art, particularly photography? It’s finding people who put out work that is so unique, there’s something different about it. That art clearly shows that they are following their unique and individual passion in the photography that they’re producing. I love that.
One of my favorite things that happens from time to time in photography, or any creative field for that matter, is known as the happy accident… Something that might have at first struck you as a mistake or an accident… but later you’re very glad it happened. I love happy accidents.
A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people. ~ Edgar Degas ~ I found that quote from Degas a while back. Man, I couldn’t agree more. The images that really connect with me are photos that do leave some information […]
Happy Friday, hope everyone had a great week. Hey, I went over to Tivoli Village last night. They were hosting a car show. I got a few shots and just wanted to tell you about it, maybe have some suggestions that can help you figure out what you want to photograph this week. Have a […]
I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport. — Bill Brandt, 1904 – 1983 Bill Brandt is easily in the list of Who’s Who of photographers of the twentieth century. I’ve heard his name a lot, but it wasn’t until recently that I took a more serious look at his […]
It’s no secret that I’ve really been enjoying shooting Rollei Retro 400s, a very beautiful black and white film. I’ve mostly shot it at box speed, 400, but have also played around with it at EI 1600 as well. Both speeds offer great results. I’ve been a little anxious to do an intimate portraiture photo […]
This is the first episode of a new series I’ve been thinking about starting for a while now. It will be in addition to Photography Matters, but follow a less structured format. The episodes will be shorter and may come out several times a week, or maybe not. The topic for the show…. Inspiration; topics […]