I recently was involved in a project for a client that ended up being one of the most meaning peaces of work I've done in a long time. I'll talk about that. Also, took another day trip out with my friend, Garrett last week. More cool stuff. I'll share my thoughts on why I really love the shots I … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 82 – Meaningful Work (and other stuff)
Creativity... I'm gonna get right into it. I've said it before; over-planning can kill any project; any goal; any dream. Planning can give you plenty of excuses to keep putting things off. Thinking about, and trying to get all your ducks in a row can make you feel like you're working on it, but it's … [Read more...] about Creativity – Action Beats Planning
Many of us as photographers have certain genres where we tend to spend a lot of our time; certain subjects that we're more passionate about shooting. That's a good thing because the more we shoot those subjects we're most passionate about, the more we refine our process and develop are skill set in … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 81 – The Power of Doing Something Different
It's been a while since I've recorded an episode of INSPIRED, but I was reading through Jay Maisel's book, "It's Not About the F-Stop" this morning and found a lesson that I thought would make a good topic for one of the shorter broadcasts. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop Searching
Unless you're a professional photographer with clients and paid assignments, it can be easy to leave the camera alone for long periods of time. You're not pushed to keep shooting consistently and so maybe you don't. If this is you, don't feel bad, you've got lots of good company. But, one … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 79 – Improve Your Photography by Setting Goals
I've loved beeing a creative person ever since I can remember. I think all kids start out that way. Some of us strive to continue to maintain that level of creativity in our lives. I was thinking about it today and decided to put the question out there…. does being active in other creative fields … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 78 – Can Other Creative Fields Fuel Your Photography?
Street Photography - What Does it Mean For You? Street Photography is a genre; a category of photography that when someone says, "Street Photography" I think we all kind of have an idea in our mind about what that term means. However, the thing is that street photography has grown into a … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 77 – Street Photography – What Does That Mean To You?
Man, does the summer weather affect your photography? I live in Vegas, where if I go outside during the day I feel like I'm climbing directly into a tanning bed. I'm not complaining, but this really does modify my enthusiasm to get out and shoot, particularly during the day. Enjoy … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 40 – Summer Photography – How to Beat the Heat
Minimalism is kind of a hot topic these days. Many people are working to live with a more minimal approach to life. I think this is worth looking at when it comes to photography as well. Enjoy. The Links Matt D'Avella's channel on YouTube The Minimalism Documentary official site … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 76 – A Minimalist Approach
A little while ago I did share some photos from a recent shoot with Jonny where I broke out some Fujifilm ACROS (pushed to 400). Wow, beautiful gal and such a beautiful look to the film. I've always thought that Jonny and ACROS, man, what a perfect combination; such a perfect fit. Now, all that … [Read more...] about Video: Film Photography Photo Shoot – Kodak Tri-X with Jonny
The importance of Story in photography. I know this is not a new concept by any means. But it's so important that I don't think it can ever be talked about too much. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 75 – Story
I think if you've been involved with photography for any amount of time you'll be familiar with the term G.A.S. - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It's an easy path to get on, and I've enjoyed the pursuit of gear myself. Luckily less these days, but it IS a real thing. Lately I've found myself more … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 74 – Gear Lust vs Film Lust