Everybody always talks about the importance of the personal project. And I agree, I think they are important for several different reasons. But how do you come up with your subject? Seriously. I'm curious. I'll share a few things that inspire me to do personal projects and how I come up with … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 12 – How Do You Come Up With a Personal Project?
I wanted to follow up on the last episode of INSPIRED. There's more to the Anti-Pose approach than simply not traditionally posing someone. Hope you find this information helpful. Enjoy. In Case You Missed It INSPIRED - Episode 10 - The Anti-Pose, Part I … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 11 – The Anti-Pose, Part II
My Mom was my favorite person I've ever known. One of many things that I admire about her is that she knew how important it was to always take photos of the family. My dad was actually a professional photographer for a short time, but it was really my Mom who was the documentary photographer of the … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 63 – Memories Matter
I love photographing people. I love working with people to create strong photos that really evoke a feel from the viewer. In this episode I talk about how I get stronger photos from not posing the models. Stay tuned for Part II on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 10 – The Anti-Pose, Part I
One of the coolest things in photography is the self assignent. It gives the photography as well as the photographer a purpose. That in itself is an inspiring and motivating force. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 9 – Self Assignments
I think we've all been there... spending money on gear we just don't need. This episode is kind of a followup conversation about an article I recently posted on PhotographyMattersPodcast.com. It got some interesting responses and the conversations were a lot of fun. Enjoy. The Link What if … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 8 – Save the money…
Ever have those photo shoots where everything goes as planned; everything is perfect and it's a breeze? Pretty awesome, huh? Actually, I have better memories of the shoots in which everything was not so perfect; some kind of problem came up; an issue we had to deal with. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 7 – Challenges = Blessings
Have you seen the news that a new movie is coming out later called Minimata? It stars Johnny Depp as legendary photographer, W. Eugene Smith. I want to talk about this and Kodachrome and other movies about photographers and other artists as well. Cool stuff. The Links First Look at … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 62 – Minamata – The Movie
What if You Lost Everything… Had Very Little Money to Start Over… What Camera Would You Buy to Start Again?
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 … [Read more...] about What if You Lost Everything… Had Very Little Money to Start Over… What Camera Would You Buy to Start Again?
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 get a … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 6 – Get WIERDER! (the sequel)
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? … [Read more...] about Inspiration • Creativity • Passion
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. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 5 – Get Weird, and Then Just Don’t Care