Visit AncestralFindings.com

Category - Photography Clips

Eye Level

Perspective is one of those crucial elements that can turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. Here are my thoughts on using perspective...

Color Stories

Color can be a powerful storytelling tool if we pause to give it some consideration. Here are my thoughts on wielding color.

Visit AncestralFindings.com

Spring Fever

It might be time to give in to spring fever—and use it to your advantage. Go out and explore the world through your lens.

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

As a photographer, it’s important to step outside your comfort zone and rise to challenges. That’s the best way to push yourself, learn new things, and...

Live With It

Finding a way to live with your images is a valuable way to learn more about your photography. See how you react to them over time to learn how to...

Changing Tastes

Changing tastes are a fact of life—and that means it’s worthwhile to look at images that you may not have enjoyed before. You might see something new.

The Unthinking Mind

Our unthinking minds may be sending us signals that we hardly register as we go about life—but we should pay attention to those signals as potential...

Are We Overlooking the Shadows?

We think of photography as the art of painting with light—but we paint in shadow, too. Here are some thoughts that might give you new perspective.

Discovery or Preparedness?

There are a couple of different ways to plan a photography trip. Is it about discovery, or are you prepared with an idea? Here are my thoughts.

A New Way to Look at Individuality

Individuality may mean adjusting our styles to suit the photograph rather than making each photograph fit our styles. Learn my thoughts here!

Break the Rules

We need to learn the rules so that we can learn the basics. But once you’ve learned the rules well enough? Then it becomes OK to break them when needed.

Emphasis

Sometimes the emphasis is necessary for photography, but it’s not so easy as adding an exclamation point. Here are thoughts to help you get your point...

Life is the Source

There are many ways to approach photography projects. Letting them spring from life itself may be among the best ways to create an organic story.

What People Say and What They Do

Paying for photography reviews might result in a brief flash of attention. But lasting popularity comes from photographs designed to promote themselves.

Old Images, New Perspectives

Apply new perspectives to old images, and surprising things may happen. A lifetime of growth and experiences can help us see potential we didn’t notice...

Communication Is Key

We don’t always think about the meanings conveyed by details like titles or blurbs. But we should, because these are details that can follow a...

Using Adversity to Your Advantage

Creating art is no easy feat when adversity strikes. If you can find a way to create anyway, you can channel that adversity into powerful photographs.

Art is Timeless

Classical works teach us that art has timeless value—and that includes photography. This is why we spend time with images in order to fully understand...

Cookie Cutter Websites

It’s easy to create a cookie cutter website with templates. But when art is supposed to be uniquely ours, shouldn’t we display it on unique websites...

Photography Every Day

Daily photography is a good habit to form if you can make time for it! It keeps us sharp and increases the odds of making something fantastic.

Deliberate Mistakes

There are many techniques, like overexposure, that can look like mistakes when they’re not done right. Here’s how to use them so they look purposeful!

Thinking in Layers

The best photographs are the ones with deep layers of meaning. It takes thought to find these layers—and to create images featuring this depth, too.

Experiential Art

Experiential art is the act of creating art through the lens of our own experience—and it’s a great way to create what hasn’t been done before.

Shades of Feeling

We often work hard to reproduce reality perfectly—but we’re not bound to do so. There’s value to bending reality if it lends shades of emotion to a...

Searching for Meaning

Prioritizing the search for meaning may be the secret to creating insightful images. Find out more about my thoughts here!

Active Versus Passive Photography

We can classify photography in any number of ways—and the difference between active and passive photography is one of them. Learn more about these...

The Best Laid Plans

We all make plans to do photography, but life has a habit of changing those plans. Adaptability is key—and it takes a variety of forms.