Paint the spirit of the bird in flight, not its feathers.” — Robert Henri
I always say that photography’s closest cousin is poetry because of the way it sparks your imagination and leaves gaps for the viewer to fill in.” — Alec Soth
The people that I photographed allowed me to photograph them because they didn’t want to be alone, and the truth is I didn’t want to be alone making the pictures.” — Alec Soth
– The Appeal of black and white photography
– 5 Cool films (Film??!!)
– Some simple composition tips
– Life cycles approach to nature photography: Part I
– Part 2
– Photojournalism: Portraits in the Field Long video
– 3 Macs vs PC comparison iMacPro, MacPro, MacBook, Alienware
– Photographing a LUNAR eclipse
– 12 East Coast locations
– Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi – 13 years later
New Feature: Portfolios
On occasion, I will include websites or portfolios of photographers whose work I find interesting.
Taken at the “Cascade” in the Avalon section of Patapsco State Park.
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Tagged Alec Soth, BW, Composition, east coast, eclipse, Ellie Ivanova, film, location, monochome, PC vs Mac, photojournalism, portraits, wildlife |
The doing is the thing. The talking, and worrying and thinking about the thing is not the thing.” — Amy Poehler
Every photograph is altered, to one degree or another.” – John Paul Caponigro
Many oriental cultures make a distinction between two ways of looking – ‘hard eyes’ and ‘soft eyes’. When we look with hard eyes, we see specific details with sharp focus, but we don’t see the relationships between different details as well. When we look with soft eyes we see the relationships between everything in our field of vision, but with this softer focus, we don’t see all the details as clearly. It’s possible to look in two ways at once.” – John Paul Caponigro
– Using color gradients in compositing to add emotional impact Another excellent Kost video
– Venice rookery in FL
– Award winning composites
– What it is really like taking pictures at Antelope Canyon
– Focus stacking in Photoshop Although more commonly used for close-ups, focus stacking can also be useful for landscapes to keep the foreground, mid-ground and background all in focus.
– Minimalism I think the author is too negative about this compositional approach, probably mostly because he feels it is overused. It is one tool in the box and works really well for some images.
– Nature photography
– 10 Nudges toward action
– Shooting close-ups with extreme wide-angle lenses
– Bellows for macro photography
They are 4 years early and getting noisier by the day. Climate change?
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Tagged bellows, close-up, color, color gradient, Composite, composites, Kost, location, minimalism, stacked focus, wide angle |