If you were to make a photo book (and I really hope you do), what would it be about? In this episode I'll talk more about things I've been doing with MagCloud and the books I'm working on. I'll let you know some things I've learned along the way. My hope is that if you aren't printing books … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 85 – What Would You Make Your Photo Book About?
I hope everyone has been doing good and enjoying the holiday season. In this episode I want to catch you up on how things are going with using MagCloud for publishing my book. Also, I've had some lens issues I've been dealing with lately. I'll share my story on that and see if you guys have any … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 84 – Update on MagCloud, Lens Issues and Other Stuff
Well, good news - Fujifilm ACROS II has an official shipping date! This has been announced for a while now, but that's okay. Anytime is a good time to talk about ACROS. What do you guys and gals think about Instagram's plan to remove the "Likes"? I'll share my 2 cents. Shooting something … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 83 – Fujifilm ACROS II, Instagram & MagCloud
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)
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
On September 9, we lost photographer, Fred Herzog. I've admired Fred's work for sometime, but as I'm generally more obsessed with black and white photography I wasn't necessarily looking at Mr. Herzog's work as much as I should've been. With his recent passing, I started seeing more of his work … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 80 – Fred Herzog
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