Monday Misive — December 13, 2021


First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” — Octavia E. Butler

A person without imagination is like a teabag without hot water.” -— Alan Fletcher, acclaimed British graphic designer

I like an empty wall because I can imagine what I like on it.” -— Georgia O’Keeffe

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— R.J. Kern: The Unchosen Ones Interesting concept, well-done.

— Jim Welninski: Understanding the channel mixer This is pretty technical.
— Blake Rudis: Avoiding excessive saturation
— Sean Tucker: Choosing between Black & white and color

Field and Studio
— Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures How Soth approaches a new project
— Paul Miguel: Solving some common autofocus problems
— What to do when visiting a new place to photograph wildlife

— Alec Soth analyzes “American Pictures” by Jacob Holdt Soth always does an amazing job of going deep into the book, the images and the underlying issues. Note there is some nudity.
— Sharing your photos: file formats, resolution and color space This article has lots of good basic information
— The cost of film isn’t going up as much as you might think Well-written article with general applicability

A little jazz goin’ down this summer at the Guiness Open Gate Festival.

An assortment of architectural styles on Charles St.

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