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
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 work. Wow, … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 2 – Bill Brandt – Break the Rules
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; … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 1 – Shoot a Friend
Photography Matters Ep 58 – Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Jay Maisel – Photographers I could listen to all day.
You know those certain photographer who, when they speak about photography, it really resonates with you; inspires you and you could listen to them all day. I'll talk about a couple of photographers that fit that bill for me, and also talk about a daily source of ideas and inspiration... all in one … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 58 – Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Jay Maisel – Photographers I could listen to all day.
In a couple recent photo shoots I've found myself using a reading lamp as my key light source. It's funny how, after spending thousands of dollars on "professional" lighting, I find myself preferring to use just common household lamps, reading lamps, that kind of thing. Also, I want to revisit the … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 55 – I should’ve just gone to Lamps Plus, also Photos that Stay With You
Man, so many new cameras have been announced recently; and these are some pretty interesting bodies. Quite the buzz online these days about all this new gear... it can make one's head spin. For me though, having all these new cameras announced so closely together; and with all the social media … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 44 – Vision
Technology is this fast track now, getting faster everyday; mostly with the purpose of making our lives easier; making the things we love to do... easier. But when it comes to things you really care about, like photography, or just being creative... is "easy" really the way you want to go with … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 39 – Does Easier = Better?
Personal projects are one of the most important cornerstones in being a photographer today. They can give you the structure, the guidence, the deadlines and the results that can continue to stimulate you as a photographer and perhaps put the meaning into your work that you've been looking … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 28 – Personal Projects, W. Eugene Smith and Event Photography
I've been thinking about this topic for a while now, and recently started noticing other photographers talk about this topic on their podcasts and videos, so I thought I would throw my thoughts into the mix. I'm also interested in hearing your thoughts and stories. Saul Leiter If you're not … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 27 – Why Do We Shoot?
Although the content of this episode is rather subjective and directly applies to me and how I approach creativity, I'm hoping you'll be able to see how it can apply to help you with your approach to your photography. This is just part of my ongoing path in finding ways to stay inspired and … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 23 – My Parallels Between Jazz and Photography