Art should be an effortless thing that sweeps you up rather than leaving you in awe of technical aspects. Here are my thoughts on achieving effortless...
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Photography is a descriptive medium—and that makes it hard to tell a story. Here are my thoughts on ways to create storytelling interactions within...
Marketers sell flagship cameras because that’s the only way to excite us. But do we need it when less expensive models will suit most needs?
Everyone and everything has a story to tell. On uninspired days, searching for these unique stories might be the best way to create art.
What are the hidden costs to photography? There are lots, and they’re lurking where you least expect them! Here are some thoughts to help you find them.
We are no longer limited by the number of exposures in a roll of film. These days, it’s better to leave nothing to chance and take lots of exposures.
Could it be that we worry too much about noise? Is the point of art to be as realistic as it can be? Sometimes—but not always!
Once we hang a piece of art, it often remains in place for years. Wouldn’t it be nice to change art often for more variety? Here are some ideas!
Photography is by necessity rife with opinions on everything from composition to camera models. Who do you believe? In most cases, yourself.
The more elements in a photograph, the more difficult it is to organize. But I think it can benefit us to rise to this challenge and organize the chaos.
Extreme high resolutions are all the rage, but are they necessary? For most of us, they represent a lot of wasted money, time and effort.
Accomplishing the things we want to do isn’t so much about finding time, but about making time. Here are my thoughts on why this mindset is important.
Our digital archives have a tendency to gather virtual dust, but they could be filled with buried treasures. Here are my thoughts on unearthing those...
What is the deeper meaning behind the marketing term, “humanizing your brand?” It means actually being a person in order to make genuine connections.
Not all of us have time to spare on major educational endeavors. But with modern technology, it is possible to keep learning it bite sizes pieces!
Knowledge changes with time. Sometimes we need to relearn what we thought we knew—and that’s why going back to the basics for a refresher is important.
The true test of photographic skill is to be able to make the extraordinary from the ordinary. Read more about my thoughts on this here.
We maintain our equipment, but we sometimes forget about the most important tool of all: Ourselves. Read my thoughts on good health to promote good...
Creaky joints simply won’t carry us as far as they used to, so we spend more time lingering and studying. The young and hasty among us can learn from...
Big dreams are a wonderful thing—but they risk leaving you feeling overwhelmed, too. Approach big projects carefully to avoid burning yourself out.
Texture is an easy thing to overlook in many photographs, but they can make or break an image. Here are my thoughts on how to look at texture.
Goals are the guideposts that take us along our photographic journey. Let me show you how setting objectives for yourself helps you achieve mastery.
Sometimes the guilt of not creating leads us to avoid creative activities just so that we can avoid the guilt. Set that guilt aside and get back to...
Big projects can be incredibly intimidating. It becomes hard to see a path to completion. That’s when you need to break it down into manageable chunks.
What form will the next revolution in photography take? I don’t think it will be the tools. I think it will be the art itself. Here are my thoughts.
Photography seems to go through revolutions every few decades as new things emerge to shake up the way we do things. When is that next revolution...
What to do when the creative flow ebbs? Should you force photography or let it slide? The answer depends on many factors—individualism most of all.
There’s a lot of pressure to not only keep up with responsibilities, but to keep churning out creative works. Make time for yourself so you can...
Shock value can turn heads—but because we’re all so jaded, the effect doesn’t last long. Enduring images have depth to them.
Art is not about the tools, whatever marketers have to say about it. Look at it from the perspective of a writer and you’ll see what I mean.