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Life is the Source
There are many ways to approach photography projects. Letting them spring from life itself may be among the best ways to create an organic story.
A New Way to Look at Individuality
Individuality may mean adjusting our styles to suit the photograph rather than making each photograph fit our styles. Learn my thoughts here!
Capturing the Wind
Are there ways beyond motion blur and freeze frames to imply a sense of motion? There are—and here are my thoughts on how to use them.
You See Differently
Viewers can’t see everything that the photographer sees in his or her own images. The art comes from trying to make them see.
Prints Aren’t Going Anywhere
There is a lot of buzz about the death of prints—but they’re not going anywhere soon. Here are my thoughts on why they’re here to stay.
Arguments Against New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are a popular tradition—but they can be a little bit tricky. Don’t let them trap you into attempting to improve yourself once...
What’s the difference between evergreen content and timely content? Is one better than the other? Here are my thoughts, both on marketing and...
Changing tastes are a fact of life—and that means it’s worthwhile to look at images that you may not have enjoyed before. You might see something new.
Live With It
Finding a way to live with your images is a valuable way to learn more about your photography. See how you react to them over time to learn how to...
Ideas to Inspire Your Wintertime Photography
It’s tempting to pack up the camera and stay home during the winter, but this is a great time of year to take photos. Here are some ideas to get you...
Experiential art is the act of creating art through the lens of our own experience—and it’s a great way to create what hasn’t been done before.
Searching for Meaning
Prioritizing the search for meaning may be the secret to creating insightful images. Find out more about my thoughts here!
If ever there were a creative devil, it’s perfectionism. Learn how to selectively cut corners to move on to new projects rather than rehashing the old.
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.
Is there value in creating a photographic memoir, even if your work is unknown? I think so—and here are my reasons for it.
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.
Opportunities are Fleeting
Photographic opportunities can be fleeting. It’s on us to take these opportunities as much as we can so that we don’t miss all that potential.
The Dangers of Sunk Cost Fallacy
Sunk cost fallacy is a phenomenon that can lead photographers to doing all kinds of crazy things. Here are thoughts to help you avoid it.
Good Habits are the Enemy of Silly Mistakes
Good habits will safeguard you against silly mistakes or even larger photographic disasters. Here are a couple of key habits every photographer should...
Sometimes experiencing people, getting to know them, leads to photographic opportunities. Here are thoughts on how people can inspire.
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.
Don’t Discount the Trip
If we apply the idea of “the hero’s journey” to photography, we find something surprising: It’s not always the destination that counts, but the path we...
Life so often leads us to missing photographic opportunities. Perhaps we as photographers must learn to become better note takers, too.
How can you tell when an image in a series is repetitive? We may need to try the tricks that writers use to see what fits and what needs to go.
The Wane of Camera Reviews
With camera reviews on the wane, what will bloggers talk about next? Maybe this is a signal that it’s time to return to the creative side of things.
High School Tricks
It’s easy to get into the high school mentality when trying to fluff out a portfolio—but it’s ill advised. Let the project end at its natural stopping...
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...