Monday Missive — September 14, 2020

Quotes

The trick now (as it has undoubtedly always been) is in knowing, specifically, what it is that you want to say with your photograph and then being able to employ the appropriate techniques, in the appropriate circumstances and in the appropriate amounts, all in a manner sufficient to convey (while not detracting from) the aesthetic message you are attempting to communicate. That means that you really do need to know precisely what it is that you are trying to say through your photograph.” — Huntington Weatherill

The weakest version of the real you, is stronger than the best imitation of someone else.” — Joanna Davidson Politano

Our photographs look the way they look because of how we see and what we are drawn to.” — David duChemin

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Bugs
– Myth of a woman Good images, but also an interesting story

Post-Processing
– Sharpening
– Huntington Weatherill on the necessity of image manipulation His work is always superb.
– Removing wires

Field/Studio
– Backyard bird photo studio
– Clouds

Miscellany
– Juxtaposition
– Creativity
– 10 street photographers every photographer should know

Monday Missive — September 7, 2020

Quotes

I was told that the best way to learn to make photographs is to make a lot of them, and that’s impossible to argue with.” — David duChemin

A photographer’s work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him.” –- Pete Turner

All that I have achieved are these dreams locked in silver.” – Paul Caponigro

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Myanmar in monochrome
– Almost surreal street Really good color grading.
– Lewis Hine and child labor

Post-Processing
– Sharpening

Field/Studio
– Make soap bubbles that look like planets

Miscellany
– Google images will allow more licensing info on your photos
– Corporations should pay for the use of your photos
– What happens to your digital imagery when you die? Everyone should read this one.
– Ethics in photography: How not to photography sex workers
– Minimalist photography awards

Two dragonflies at North Point State Park.

A young goldfinch chowin’ down on coneflower seeds this morning totally ignored me. I went back for a camera, and then for a tripod to shoot some video and he just kept on eating those seeds. Great morining in the garden!