November 1, 2014

Photo Tips #1

IF THERE IS A MAGIC FORMULA FOR APPLYING PHOTO-TECHNIQUES SUCCESSFULLY, IT IS ONE SHARED BY ALL OF THE WORLD’S GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND IT IS DELIGHTFULLY SIMPLE. WHETHER TRAVELING THE WORLD OR STAYING CLOSE TO HOME, WORKING IN UNPLEASANT CONDITIONS OR IN THE SAFETY OF THE STUDIO, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS WORK HARD. That observant and witty photographer Robert Doisneau (1912–94) once pointed out: “If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.” But great photographers do share a special mindset which ensures that they are led—almost obsessed—by a vision, that of a visual truth which communicates with …continue reading

Photo Tips #1

IF THERE IS A MAGIC FORMULA FOR APPLYING PHOTO-TECHNIQUES SUCCESSFULLY, IT IS ONE SHARED BY ALL OF THE WORLD’S GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND IT IS DELIGHTFULLY SIMPLE. WHETHER TRAVELING THE WORLD OR STAYING CLOSE TO HOME, WORKING IN UNPLEASANT CONDITIONS OR IN THE SAFETY OF THE STUDIO, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS WORK HARD. That observant and witty photographer Robert Doisneau (1912–94) once pointed out: “If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.” But great photographers do share a special mindset which ensures that they are led—almost obsessed—by a vision, that of a visual truth which communicates with …continue reading

Animal Photography Tips

Animals Wildlife photography is notoriously difficult because animals are constantly on the move, often shy, and can be easily panicked. But it can be immensely rewarding. The best wildlife photographers spend much of their lives following the movements of their chosen animals, but such dedication is not a prerequisite. You can take great images without venturing far from home. Creatures close to home On safari   Creatures close to home Domestic animals are good subjects for photography, since you can get close without startling them. If you have no pets, visit parks and zoos or seek out the wild animals …continue reading

What is Art Photography

For some, the term “art photography” is an oxymoron—a marriage of two contradictory elements. But photography can transcend its craft-based nature, by a combination of innovation in vision and use of materials. Art photography can be anything from a concept-driven image that seeks to articulate an art-critical position, to the simple pursuit of an abstract idea. Defining art photography From fine-art prints to highly crafted collages, art photography covers a very broad spectrum. In general, work driven by ideas that can be articulated and that have an expressive value beyond the realm of aesthetics and technical perfection is more likely …continue reading

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