What’s Your Major?

Recently I participated in a discussion that stemmed from a person wondering about the composition of a very famous photo by a very famous photographer; Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Specifically the person wanted to understand why this image is composed so amazingly well. It got me to thinking about photography and the importance of concentration in the... Continue Reading →

Black and White Photography 201

The next step along the monochrome brick road is manipulating images once you've converted them and done the basics like cropping, white balance and sharpening.  Sometimes the color palette we're presented with isn't as dynamic in monochrome as we want it to be.  I mean that the gray values of the colors aren't separated, they're... Continue Reading →

Goals for 2011

For 2010 I had a few specific goals in mind for my photography.  Here they are - 1. Be more methodical and deliberate; be a more thoughtful photographer 2. Organize digital files better 3. Purge digital files 1 - partial win.  I did envision specific photographs ahead of time and go into the field to... Continue Reading →

Organization Resolution

Recently a thread about 2010 photography resolutions was resurrected on a board I post to on occasion.  Scrolling through the replies I found mine.  One of the 3 points on my list was to have better organization when it came to my picture files.  While it wasn't a complete fail, it also wasn't a complete... Continue Reading →

Answers from photographers

Thanks to everyone for their considered comments on my last post. I got together with my friend the other day and even though she knew I'd be bringing mine, she didn't bring her camera.  This tells me pretty much all I need to know about her stage with it right now - snapshots only, nothing... Continue Reading →

A question for photographers

All 3 of you who read this blog. How did you learn to do what you do?  Assuming you're capable of making the camera give you the results you want, how did you figure it out? I ask because I have a friend who just bought her first SLR in ages...or maybe ever.  She knows... Continue Reading →

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