Category - Beginning Photography

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...

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.

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...

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.

Making Photography a Daily Habit

It’s tough to take photos every day, but there are lots of little ways you can work photography into a busy life. Here are a few ideas to get you...

Just Reacting

Preconceived notions can get in our way when what we’re expecting fails to materialize. It’s on us to overcome it when expectations don’t match reality.

Creating a Conversation

Photography is a descriptive medium—and that makes it hard to tell a story. Here are my thoughts on ways to create storytelling interactions within...

Aging Photographs

It’s tempting to share exciting new images as soon as we can after taking them. But letting them age a little bit can truly bring out the beauty.

Photography Has No Limits

Where photography is concerned, it truly is possible to create whatever you can imagine. Here are some ways to get your creative ideas flowing!

Self-Examination as a Photographer

If we, as photographers, aren't introspective, we may not see how our thoughts change over time. Take a moment to think back and refresh yourself.

Why Do We Make Photographs?

What compels photographers to create photographs? It isn't all about money and fame. Read on to see the larger reasons why we are driven to create art.