I'm a big fan of documentaries; the behind the scenes stuff. Some of my favorite photos to see are those of people who have been photographed, or documented in someway while they were creating. Sometimes I'm actually more excited by seeing those photos than I am of the actual finished work. We all … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 24 – Documenting Creativity
I've got an excersise that I do from time to time in order to hopefully keep improving my photographic eye; to continue to help strengthen my photographic vision. I'll share that with you in this episode along with another page from Jay Maisel's book, It's Not About The F Stop that kind of chimes in … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 23 – Find the Shot
Recently, in a coupe different episodes I kind of went on and on and on about the joy of using a Holga camera. Man, they are a lot of fun to use, and can give you pretty beautiful results. Last week a saw a video from Landscape Photographer, Steve O'nion. In this video Steve showed the beautiful … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 22 – Landscape Photographer, Steve O’nions
I'm often drawn to photographing things from the past. To me, having something in the photography that's from, say, the 1950s makes the photograph more interesting. Why, because although it may have been incredibly ordinary and common back in those days, it's not ordinary or common anymore; and it … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 21 – Everything Changes
I see so much of my own photography. It's probably the photography I see the most of. Even when I'm searching out other photographers for inspiration, I'm often look for work that might be somewhat similar to my own. But, sometimes I find inspiration when I come across a photographer who's style … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 20 – Get Outside of Your Style
I read a post on Blue Moon Camera and Machine's website yesterday. It was an article by photographer, Katt Janson Merilo titled, Vivian Maier, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Photography. The Links Vivian Maier, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Photography (Written … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 19 – Who Are You Making Photographs For?
In my opinion, Jamel Shabazz is one of the most important photographers in the genre of Street Photography still living today. And when I say "Street Photography" in regards to Jamal Shabazz, I mean it with the utmost respect. Enjoy. The Links JamelShabazz.com @jamelshabazz on … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 16 – Jamel Shabazz
Sorry for such a dramatic title, but I think this is an important issue that keeps a lot of people from moving forward with their photography. Let me know what you think. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 15 – Overplanning Kills Photography – Just Start
I recently watched a video of photographer, Igor Posner giving a presentation at the School of Visual Arts, discussing the process of putting together his latest book, as well as sharing his general approach to photography. Writer Mary Di Lucia also spoke at this presentation and I was really … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 14 – Photographer, Igor Posner and the Beauty of Imperfection
I've mentioned it from time to time that I love seeing people who are passionate about what they do. Jacob Aue Sobol is very passionate about his approach to photography. He takes a very emotional approach, seeing his photography as a way to connect with people. Strong images. Very inspiring … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 13 – Photography, The Passionate Approach – Jacob Aue Sobol
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?
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