“At first glance the photograph is a medium of great limitation. The primary function of the camera is to describe the surface of an enclosed scene. Yet, for perhaps ineffable reasons, certain imagery surpasses it’s technical purpose, instead conjuring sensations that span the senses and inspiring curiosity as to what lies beyond the frame.” — Macaulay Lerman, Lenscratch, Aug. 4, 2020
“I am always looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary. I have to turn my brain off and use my eyes to see, and forget what I think I know. Observe the light, the shadows the moment. Really, it is about paying attention, since nothing ever looks the same twice.” — Elizabeth Greenberg, Lenscratch, April 8, 2020
“Anyone can pick up a fancy camera and call themself a photographer but those who can take the cheapest gadget and the most menial subject and make something beautiful from it… are the true photographer.” — Abigail Marie
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Peter Essick: Fernbank Forest
– 5 most useful layer blending modes
– Editing your landscape images
– Customizing Photoshop Back to Basics. Really helpful. I just used trial and error, this shows how to actually move tools and palettes around.
– Is street photography exploitative?
– The power of moving 12 inches
– Lindsey Adler: Vintage pinup portraits
– Lindsey Adler: Shooting at super wide apertures
– Creating PDF books or presentations in PS
Little Blue Heron: “Mirror, Mirror in the pond, who is the fairest…”
Little Blue Heron with tadpole prey.