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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Tagged abstract, astrophotography, BW, copyright, fair use, humanism, Landscape, Leica, monochome, monochrom, photojournalism, seasons, self-portrait |
What I’m documenting can be hard to distill, because it’s all around us like the air we breathe. I often need to go to a place where I can capture extreme moments.” – Lauren Greenfield
I wanted to make pictures that felt natural, that felt like seeing, that didn’t feel like taking something in the world and making a piece of art out of it.” – Stephen Shore
There’s something arbitrary about taking a picture. So I can stand at the edge of a highway and take one step forward and it can be a natural landscape untouched by man and I can take one step back and include a guardrail and change the meaning of the picture radically… I can take a picture of a person at one moment and make them look contemplative and photograph them two seconds later and make them look frivolous.” – Stephen Shore
– Editing your own work I think most of us have faced this issue
– The art of travel photograpy Long video on travel
– Quick mask mode in PS
– Neutral density filters
– Curate your slides
– Spirit bears and the temperate rain forest
– Awesome time lapse of Canadian wilderness with discussion of how he made it
– Finalists for World Press Photo of the year Be prepared for some heart breaking images.
– Confidential male initiation in Senegal Interesting images and cultural story.
– Is scouting landscape locations worthwhile?
Waiting for summer at Sandy Point Beach, MD. Nikon D800E, 80-400 @ 330, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 200.
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Tagged culture or social photography, curating, editing, filters, Landscape, masks, nature photography, neutral density filters, photojournalism, scouting, spirit bear, time lapse, travel, wildlife |
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 |