Category - Photography Clips

Effortless Photography

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...

Creating a Conversation

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...

Avoiding Extremes

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?

There are Stories Everywhere

Everyone and everything has a story to tell. On uninspired days, searching for these unique stories might be the best way to create art.

The Hidden Costs of Photography

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.

Not Saving Film Anymore

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.

Much Ado About Noise

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!

Moving Pictures

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!

Opinions are Opinions

Photography is by necessity rife with opinions on everything from composition to camera models. Who do you believe? In most cases, yourself.

Organizing the Chaos

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.

Finding Time or Making Time?

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.

Buried Treasure

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...

Connecting with People

What is the deeper meaning behind the marketing term, “humanizing your brand?” It means actually being a person in order to make genuine connections.

Building Cumulative Knowledge

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!

Relearning

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.

Make it Special

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.

Maintaining Your Tools

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...

What Old Fogies Can Teach the Young

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...

Starting Small

Big dreams are a wonderful thing—but they risk leaving you feeling overwhelmed, too. Approach big projects carefully to avoid burning yourself out.

Photographing Textures

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

Goals are the guideposts that take us along our photographic journey. Let me show you how setting objectives for yourself helps you achieve mastery.

The Creative’s Guilt

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...

One Step at a Time

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 is the Next Revolution?

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.

When is the Next Revolution?

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...

The Creative Flow

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.

Making Time for Yourself

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...

Depth vs. Becoming Jaded

Shock value can turn heads—but because we’re all so jaded, the effect doesn’t last long. Enduring images have depth to them.