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My Favorite Quotes: Kenny Rogers

Ok, you’re asking yourself what Kenny Rogers (a well-known CW singer from the past) might have said that has stuck with me and became a euphemism that applies to my Photography. In the song “The Gambler”, Kenny Rogers sang these lyrics: You got to know when to hold...

Food For Digital Thought: Creating Visual Empathy

According to the German philosopher and psychologist Karl Albert Schener, our minds whether we’re awake or asleep will transform things symbolically. Visual input is a part of everyday life, and when we go about the world we’re not just taking in what we see, we’re...

Finding your composition’s “sweet spot”

How do you find a strong composition? The answer is to apply the concept of minimalism. Minimalism leads you to strong images by embracing these three concepts: Simplicity Breathing room Free of clutter When applied to photography, minimalism is the point at which an...

Do you know how to find the essence of your subject?

Images in black & white reveal beauty hiding in plain sight. What is truly important becomes clear without the distraction of color. Let's look at how using the example of a flower.   What is the essence of a flower? How do you know what type of flower this...

The 3 Tenets of black & white photography

Do you know The 3 Tenets of black & white photography, as instructor Brit Hammer likes to call them? In Beautiful Black & White you’ll explore them all to take your photography to the next level.   The 3 Tenets of black & white photography 1. Simplify...

My Favorite Quotes: Claude Monet

Since my background is in art and not photography, I studied Art History; among other areas in this field. My favorite painters were the Impressionists, and one of my favorite painters was one of the founders of that movement named Claude Monet. Actually, I really...

“Get it Right In-Camera” or “Fix-it in Post”?

You have undoubtedly heard both familiar phrases before. “Get it right in camera” is the purist’s view, believing that the only purpose of post-processing is to restore a faithful version of the subject.  “Fix-it-post” on the other hand, holds that the shutter click...

Eye candy

Looking for some eye candy to awaken your creative muse? Check out these strong student images taken during Finding Beauty and Beautiful Black & White. Don't these make you want to dust off your camera to capture your own great images?   Psst. Many of the...

Kickstart your creativity

Has your creative muse gone on holiday and left you all alone? Or are you wanting to clarify the type of photographer you'd like to become but don't know where to start? If you answered yes to either question then kickstart your creativity and shift into high gear...

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