The photographer is like the cod which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” — George Bernard Shaw
Flow happens when our vision demands the fullness of our craft and pulls us into a state of extreme and almost unconscious focus.” – David duChemin
The minute there’s a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.” — Seth Godin
– Story on using the Leica Monochrome which shoots only BW Since I found out about this camera, I thought it would be neat to shoot with it (it costs $7500 so ain’t gonna happen), but after reading this, it is easier to put the dream aside.
– Planning ahead for photography in every season
– Recent copyright issues and fair use
– Landscape abstracts
– Outrage powered photography
– BW for landscapes
– How to photograph the Milky Way
– Are your ideas copyrightable?
From Steve Oney:
– Finding unique landscape locations
Sunday Farmers’ Market at the foot of the JFX. Love them carbs.
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Begin. With the humility of someone who’s not sure, and the excitement of someone who knows that it’s possible.” Posted by Seth Godin on January 25, 2018
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” – Christina Rossetti
“…how extraordinary the commonplace world can be–miracles can come from it.” —
– Photographic “Portals”
– Save paper and ink, soft proof before printing!
– One click selection in PS and defringing with decontaminate colors Really helpful video if you use selections
– TEDx: Two views in documentary photography
– Photo blinds
– Barriers to mastering your craft
– Clarification on Zion tripod ban
– Optimizing a PC for LR
From Harry Bosk:
– New copyright rules make registration more expensive for more than 750 images at a time but there are positives too:
– Infringement now applies for each image
Petrified Forest National Park, Nizhoni Point Overlook. Taken during an artist residency in 2012.
Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.” — Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.” — Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses: The Sea of Fertility
The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.” — E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
– How to photograph fireworks
– Eyes on the world: travel photography
– Settings for action and sports photography Courtesy of Gary Faulkner
– Working the Scene, learning to see
– Tilt-shift blur This could have general applicability to control depth of focus
– Mastering autofocus
Apocalypse Now: Diane Arbus with social outcasts in NYC parks, survival in Indian coal mines reminiscent of Selgado’s work and Burtynski with the beauty and devastation of man’s works on earth.
– Critical summary and exhibition video for Diane Arbus’ works “In the Park”
– Survival in an apocalyptic landscape
– Burtynski: Indian salt pans
Cicada from the 2004 brood.
Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.” – Chuck Close
I became wary of simple interpretations that assumed fixed and final meanings.” – John Pfahl
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
– Comparison of DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras
– Instagram photographers worth following
– Great light after storms
– George Lepp: Transporting heavy gear, eclipse, MFT
– Critter cam
– How to cull your images in Lightroom
From Harry Bosk: – Keeping your files organized in Lightroom
– Whey registering copyrights is important
– Understanding DPI and print resolution
– Creating a portfolio
– Photography trends for 2017
Assateague Island National Seashore, Jan. 1, 2017
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this innerlife will result in his personal vision of the world.” – Edward Hopper
Broken and broken again on the sea, the moon so easily mends.” — Chosu
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher
– Setting up your Mac for greater efficiency
– Photographing the Ottoman Empire
– 20 Iconic images from a 15,000 mile trip around North America
– DSLR Tips Part 2
– Street Photography This is an hour and three quarter video, but if you are into street, worth the time.
– Understanding copyright
– MLK: A history in pictures
Delaware River Water Gap; playing with lightning in PS.