Monday Missive — January 3, 2022

Reminder: Check that the date in your camera has updated to 2022, and if you didn’t do it in the fall, check that you are on the correct daylight savings time.


I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.” — Terry Brooks

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” -— Frank Capra

That’s the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.” -— Sofia Coppola

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— Julie Hamel: Altered negatives I haven’t seen anything like this before. To me it seems reminiscent of a combination of pinhole camera, photogram and collage.
— Sara Cuce: Memory of the eyes Somewhat surreal representation of what it feels like to be “in between.”

Field and Studio
— Making the best use of shadows
— Understanding the histogram to get perfect exposures.
— Simon Baxter: Interpreting the scene At the beginning of the video I appreciate the way he discusses composing the image. Also an example of “hair ice” a very unusual occurrence.
— Lindsay Adler vs Dani Diamond : Artificial vs natural light

— Tom Heaton: How many good images should you get in year?
— Paul Miguel: My best nature images of the year

“I’m not just seeing the world differently; I’m seeing myself differently. I’m seeing new possibilities. If that’s what you need in 2022, I wish that for you as well. Maybe it’s time to shake things up. Maybe it’s time to create a body of work that’s different from anything you’ve done before. To be a different kind of photographer than the one you’ve become so comfortable with. Maybe the way to make more photographs in 2022, if your options have to remain limited due to the pandemic, is to make different photographs. I have a feeling it is for me.” — David DuChemin

This might be a good time to look back over the images you have taken during 2021 to ask yourself if you are satisfied, and if not, what you could do differently in 2022.

— Alistair Benn talks about great landscape photography using the work of Galen Rowell and Marc Adamus as a source
— Richard Benson at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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3 Responses to Monday Missive — January 3, 2022

  1. I enjoy your blog post about how to be a better photographer. It definitely made me think about what I wanted to do in the future with my photography and how to make it better. I love the quotes and links you included with the post.

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