“. . . creativity is about doing the work rather than waiting for inspiration or talent to kick in.” — David duChemin
“inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us show up and get to work.” — Chuck Close
“Do you want to be more creative? You’ve got to be willing to fail and start ugly, sometimes really ugly, and figure it out–refine it–as you go. . . . You need to be relentlessly you, to choose courage and persistence, to embrace your constraints and do something astonishing with them, to let those first efforts be ugly on their way to being beautiful. The only way to be more creative is to create more. We can all do that.” — David duChemin
Photoessays/bodies of Work
– Federico Feliciotti – Italy
– Interesting series of single walkers
– Adding sunset color to landscapes
– Montage portraits a la David Hockney Coutesy Steve O.
– Long lens macro photography
– 1 light beauty setup with graphic make-up
– Night and Astrophotography: A conversation with Rachel Ross
– Three fantastic photography locations
– Sally Mann and the collodion process Thanks to Steve O.
– How to clean your lenses
Great blue heron with an itch.
Great Blue Heron. Over the shoulder “come hither” look.
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The job of the photographer . . . is to be coherent about intuition and hope.” — Robert Adams in Beauty in Photography
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the best photographs rely more on the fact that the photographer saw something the rest of us overlooked” — David duChemin, in The Soul of the Camera
The more experience you have, the more you can close that gap between what you see and what the camera sees.” — Steve McCurry
– Reflections of Italy David duChemin, one of my favorite photography writers, just completed a workshop in Italy. These are his images from that trip.
– Art of Photography assignment on self-portraits
– Adobe’s version of what updates are included in PS CC 2018
– How is “professional” photographer defined?
– Tips – Get best results consistently, Part 1
– Part 2
– Creative Burnout
– Explanation of the best new tools in PS CC 2018 I found this very helpful on some tools I knew about, but didn’t really understand how to use.
From Steve Oney:
– Blog of blogs Some of the best photo blogs
From George Spicer:
– Game farm photography
From Harry Bosk via Facebook:
– Update on the ‘Bible’ of street photography
Evening in SC
Rabbit in the Trees