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Quiet, abstract, or minimalist?

In Finding Beauty we explore each of these three concepts as they are applied to images: quiet abstract minimalist You can think of these three as points on a compass, with each leading to a strong composition. The question is, how far in each direction can you go?...

Ready to open up your imagination?

In Finding Beauty we look at the world in a different way. During this class you'll notice the quiet images waiting just for you. Your images will get simplified. Decluttered. Quiet. Your compositions will get stronger, too. Are you ready to start seeing the world...

My Favorite Quotes: Bob Marley

I keep saying how much I love writing for this category. Some of the quotes I write are written by photographers, while others were written by other types of artists; from singers, songwriters, and musicians to novelists and poets. One of the quotes that have stayed...

The Evolution of Night Photography

Things change, especially in the world of photography. In night photography, things have changed a lot in the five years since the release of my book, Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography. That is why I have completely updated Fun in the Dark with...

Ready to have fun getting outside the box?

In Finding Beauty we explore the concept of a quiet image. Each week we come at the concept from different directions. Here's a look at some student work and what each had to say about Finding Beauty. As you can see, this fun course will get you to move the needle on...

Personal Pearl of Wisdom: Get Up and Give me Six.

Inspiration for these posts come in all flavors anytime day or night…no matter what I’m doing. So to tell you that this one came from surfing my cable television provider on a particularly dreadful evening where you wonder why you have to pay so much to get absolutely...

The moment I became a photographer

This is a re-post from BPSOP instructor Brit Hammer's blog How it all started In 2014 my filmmaker husband, Armand Dijcks, and I teamed up with Athena Carey to film a fine art landscape photography tutorial. She’s a brilliant photographer and instructor, and that’s...

White background in the Flora photography

White background in the Flora photography

We love sharing the best work of our PHOTOGRAPHING FLORA students. In this class we talk a lot about the importance of the background and how a bad background can steal the thunder of your main subject in the photo! And while we definitely encourage our students to...

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