Spend too much time in the traditional, commercial photography ecosystem, and you might think that the only good photography, the only real photography, is what you see in a given photo enthusiast Facebook group or photographers’ message board. Deconstructing lighting and composition, or arguing over which lenses make the most sense for portrait shoots or… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Art and Philosophy
David Lykes Keenan is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for his new book, Fair Witness – Street Photography for the 21st Century. Take a look at his video, which includes some great comments by Eli Reed, for more info.
I talk a lot about how photography gives us the opportunity to connect with the world around us in ways we might not otherwise be able to, or be comfortable with. NYC-based artist/photographer, Sarah Small found such a connection in her friend and model, Sandy. Sarah sent out a note today, informing her mailing list… Read more »
In this guest post by Andrew Stearns, he asks us to think about the medium of photography and our ability as artists to widely replicate and distribute our work. Specifically, he wants us to question the practice of limited editions where photographic fine art is concerned. When you start thinking about producing your photographic images… Read more »
From my newsletter: Seems like everyone’s a photographer now. The competition is fierce. Looking for some photography marketing tips? If your goal is to do the type work that seems to be selling right now, and to have a website and portfolio that looks like everyone else’s in your marketplace, then that’s who you’re competing… Read more »
“The eye has to travel.” — Diana Vreeland. Lighter tones draw the eye’s attention first, darker tones recede. Or so the rule goes. You’ll see where this is used in fashion photography; sometimes the point of an image is to make the model disappear behind a brightly-colored outfit, almost as if she’s not really there…. Read more »
The other day, I posed this question to our Facebook group: “What iconic photographers are you inspired by the most right now?” This, along with the stipulation that we limit our answers to photography’s iconic Masters and leave out the currently popular gurus of the craft. As of this writing, here are the results and… Read more »
[This was a segment in my newsletter today. My enthusiasm sometimes overpowers my typing and editing skills, so there were just a couple of typos in the e-mailed copy, which I’ve corrected here. Even if few others noticed, I did. Hopefully I’ve caught them all. I can’t make any promises about the grammar. Please feel… Read more »
I remember when Syl Arena proclaimed that “Still Photography is Dead.” He got all excited about how DSLRs where suddenly capable of shooting quality video, fell in love, thought no one would buy or look at stills anymore (at least that’s how I understood it at the time, but maybe he didn’t really mean it… Read more »
Maybe real is beautiful enough.