Category Archives: Inspiration

Yosemite: inspiration is real

I stopped the rental car pretty fast seeing El Captain in person for the first time. It was early in the morning, the light was not great but the scene still amazingly beautiful. After seeing so many stunning photographs of

Yosemite: inspiration is real

I stopped the rental car pretty fast seeing El Captain in person for the first time. It was early in the morning, the light was not great but the scene still amazingly beautiful. After seeing so many stunning photographs of

Other People’s Photos

There is a small archival box in my place that has a bunch of old photographs. There are tintypes, ambrotypes and silver prints in the box. I have a healthy pile of View-Master reels that came with a viewer from

Other People’s Photos

There is a small archival box in my place that has a bunch of old photographs. There are tintypes, ambrotypes and silver prints in the box. I have a healthy pile of View-Master reels that came with a viewer from

Mark Klett and the Rephotographic Survey Projects

Writing a thesis involves books, piles and piles of books. Writing a thesis for a degree in photography involves piles of books with pictures. What a great way to get lost in, and often distracted from, your research. Access to

Mark Klett and the Rephotographic Survey Projects

Writing a thesis involves books, piles and piles of books. Writing a thesis for a degree in photography involves piles of books with pictures. What a great way to get lost in, and often distracted from, your research. Access to

Civil War Photographers

War photography did not begin with the American Civil War–Roger Fenton’s images of the Crimean War are recognized as the first images around a battle.  I say ‘around a battle’ because photographic processes were too slow to record actual fighting. The

Civil War Photographers

War photography did not begin with the American Civil War–Roger Fenton’s images of the Crimean War are recognized as the first images around a battle.  I say ‘around a battle’ because photographic processes were too slow to record actual fighting. The

Wynn Bullock

I just found my books on Wynn Bullock. They are filled with his beautiful images, but very little information. Thank goodness we have the internet! I first saw Bullock’s work in a gallery many years ago. The work was stunning–wonderfully

Wynn Bullock

I just found my books on Wynn Bullock. They are filled with his beautiful images, but very little information. Thank goodness we have the internet! I first saw Bullock’s work in a gallery many years ago. The work was stunning–wonderfully

Hipstamatic

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my Holga. I believe that film has a personality. The effort of shooting, processing and scanning film adds to the enjoyment. Process is part of creativity. Someday film may be hard to come

Hipstamatic

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my Holga. I believe that film has a personality. The effort of shooting, processing and scanning film adds to the enjoyment. Process is part of creativity. Someday film may be hard to come

Gustave Le Gray

What’s new in photography usually isn’t. For example, the solutions to HDR scenes have been around longer than digital cameras–or even film cameras! Photographic pioneer Gustave Le Gray found solutions to troublesome contrast in images that is exactly what we

Gustave Le Gray

What’s new in photography usually isn’t. For example, the solutions to HDR scenes have been around longer than digital cameras–or even film cameras! Photographic pioneer Gustave Le Gray found solutions to troublesome contrast in images that is exactly what we