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Category - Beginning Photography

Why Spontaneity Doesn’t Work

Fine art photography isn't a spur of the moment activity. There is a lot of waiting and thinking. Here are the times in the process that I like to wait.

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You Get What You Pay For

What does photography actually cost? In terms of time, money, thought and creativity, you will get out what you put in when creating photographs.

Copyrights and the Community

It doesn’t take much to say something when you think it might be necessary—and it can be a good way to help foster a sense of community.

Stick With It

Sometimes you need a break, but sometimes you need to stick with it. How do you tell the difference between these two times? Here are my thoughts.

Formulas versus Strategies

What is the difference between a formula and a strategy? In photography, it can be hard to tell. Here are my thoughts on how to differentiate the two.

There Can Be No Formula

Where photography is concerned, there can be no tried and true formula that we can rely on for photograph after photograph. We must keep innovating.

No One Cares How You Got There

Does the artistic process matter? Of course—but only to the artist. For the audience, it’s the result that matters most.

How to Become More Curious

Curiosity is essential to photography—and there are ways to become more inquisitive. It all comes from exploring and the thrill of discovery.

Unrestricted Passion

We don’t have to limit ourselves to photography. It’s possible to have multiple artistic passions—and pursuing all of them helps us hone skills across...

Find Your People

Finding your people doesn’t mean building a community of admirers on social media. It’s about building a community where there is kinship, learning and...

Sharp Picture, Fuzzy Concept

If there’s a quote that photographers should live by, it’s this one. Photography across mediums and throughout history proves it to be true.

Merciless

Part of being artistic is the ability to be merciless during the act of creation. Self-critique without being unkind, and know when to cut what isn’t...

The Best Laid Plans

We all make plans to do photography, but life has a habit of changing those plans. Adaptability is key—and it takes a variety of forms.

Photographic Memoirs

Is there value in creating a photographic memoir, even if your work is unknown? I think so—and here are my reasons for it.

Extreme Familiarity

While some may say that returning to the same places is boring, building greater levels of familiarity enables us to tell richer, deeper photographic...

Seize the Day

Sometimes creativity is all about having a positive mindset—which can be challenging! Here are my thoughts on maintaining that mindset.

Music, Meditation and Motivation

Music, meditation, art, and all the myriad forms of media are all things we can use to fuel our creative lives. They motivate us, inspire us, and give...

Objectives Define Everything

Sometimes our objectives limit what we can do—and they may limit our mental capacity to accept change. Going in with an open mind is always the better...

Branching Projects and Spinoffs

Free flowing creativity is a wonderful thing. It’ll lead you to exploring creative branches you never would have imagined. Here’s how to keep it all...

Feeling What You Photograph

Is it possible that we can apply the lessons of musicians to photography? Here’s a quick thought to help you add emotion to your photographs.