The diorama effect or “diorama illusion” is an interesting way to get a new perspective on your favorite photographic subjects.
Category - The Art of Creativity
Developing Your Photographic Style
Some photographers struggle when it comes to defining their personal style. Learn what style is and what it is not to understand how your style makes.
Give Your Creativity a Push: The Importance of Starting
Feeling stuck with your photography? Creative work can include some slow times. How to push your creativity and start photographing again.
Why Should Your Photos Stand Alone?
You don't always need to create images that stand alone. You can create wonderful works of art by combining several photographs into one cohesive story.
Learning from the Masters: Where to Look at Fine Art Photographs
What differentiates amateur images from fine art photography? This post will show you many places you can find fine art!
Revisiting Your Old Work
Your old images - both your archives and your old favorites - are a window into your past. Revisit those old images to learn something new about your...
How Photography Changed the World, Part 2
Photography is an amazing medium that gives people the chance to look at the real thing from half a world away. In this episode, we’ll learn how the...
How Photography Changed the World, Part 1
Photography has changed the world in several fundamental ways. In this episode, we’ll talk about the capacity to create unlimited images as it lets us...
Breaking the Rules of Photography for the Sake of Art
Photography comes with many rules, from the Rule of Thirds to the rules of exposure. To make art, you need to learn when to break those rules!
What is it that has moved you to create photographs in the past? Can you repeat the experience? Here are some thoughts to help you find sources of...
Sometimes, the Correct Methods and Techniques Are Wrong
Photos that are technically correct aren't always artistically correct. Sometimes the wrong techniques or effects are actually the right choices.
What Do You Need from Photography?
What is it that we need from photography? It’s an important question to ask because the answers can help direct us down the right path.
The Devil Is in the Details
There are times when the pursuit of technical perfection overshadows the creative side of photography. If perfectionism bogs you down, these thoughts...
Taking Inspiration in New Ways
Inspiration doesn’t have to come from photography alone. Look for it in all aspects of life and from all kinds of people.
Change is inevitable in photography. How we handle it is interesting. Here are more of my thoughts on goals, change, and how we may learn about our...
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.
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...
Should You Believe in Yourself?
Believing in yourself may well be one of the most important aspects to photography or to any art form. Here are my thoughts on why this is important.
A New Format?
Where image content and layout is concerned, we take inspiration from all kinds of places. What about the graphical style of comics? Here are my...
What Old Fogies Can Teach the Young
Creaky joints simply won’t carry us as far as they used to, so we spend more time lingering and studying. The young and hasty among us can learn from...
What You Can Learn from Still Life Photography
Still life photography can teach you a lot about the subtle things that make photos great. This post shows you some of the things that you'll learn!
The Photographer’s Creative Process
How is it that the world’s best photographers can come up with an endless number of amazing ideas? Here’s some insight into the creative process!
Using Adversity to Your Advantage
Creating art is no easy feat when adversity strikes. If you can find a way to create anyway, you can channel that adversity into powerful photographs.
Art is Timeless
Classical works teach us that art has timeless value—and that includes photography. This is why we spend time with images in order to fully understand...
Photography for Yourself
Are you truly photographing the things you love, or are you unknowingly letting trends guide you? Here are some thoughts to help you find out!
Transcending the Technical
Technical skill helps create a good photograph, but even perfect images can lack meaning. Use these questions to find meaning in every image you create.
Finding Meaning and Focusing on It
Making a powerful image requires the ability to remove unessential information from the frame. Here are some thoughts that will help you achieve this!
Finding Your Photographic Method
What kind of photographer are you? There are two different ways to go about it as well as variations in between. Read on and you’ll see exactly what I...
Why Do We Take Photographs?
What are your photographic goals? If you’re having trouble deciding, here are some insights about various goals and what it takes to achieve them!
There is No Quick Trick
Though many articles want you to believe that there are quick fixes to turn subpar images into artwork, the truth is that there is no easy way to make...