Judge and Jury

April 18, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
You are finally ready to put yourself out there. Take the big next step. Go beyond the "Likes" your friends and mother give you on Facebook. You could join a local club or meetup where they "judge" your photo or critique them. How does that work? Often the person giving the critique is going to tell you how to improve the photograph. Just the natu...
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Ethereal Obessions

March 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Each spring, I start stalking the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms. National Park Service horticulturalists monitor the Yoshino Cherry trees through their stages: green buds, florets visible, elongation of the florets, puffy white, peak bloom. They post the stages but it is only at ten days out that they can reasonably predict Peak Bloom. I am not alon...
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I can fix that in post.

March 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Old film guys did not say "I will fix that in post". I remember a time, when I could afford one roll of Kodachrome. Just thirty-six frames of film, so every shot needed to count. I remember a time, when I could out wait the lion at the zoo, till he finally turned his majestic body, walked my direction, raised his flowing mane covered head and for...
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Food for Thought

February 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I yearn for spring and its colorful blossoms, but instead am greeted daily by the gray light of winter. When nature cannot feed my colorful soul, I turn inward to my imagination. This month's artists created unexpected art with their use of color and texture. They inspire me to awaken from my winter's hibernation and photograph a vibrant artisanal...
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Inspiration or Theft?

February 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Annie Leibovitz, in her on-line Master Class, discusses pulling books by other photographers such as Robert Frank and immersing herself in their work for inspiration. Her well-worn books are her go to for new ideas emerging from the masters of their craft. She pulls from their use of light; expressions of the subjects; the connection between subjec...
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