Good photographers can see so many of the secrets of the family through our cameras, and we can see them without needing words or descriptions. And without violating any of these secrets, I’d like draw a bit form their wisdom and offer some of of the best counsel I can about planning for, and designing, your wedding from the perspective of what we see as photogrphers.Read More
The path to a rich photographic practice may be more interesting than we are being told.Read More
Photography can be serious art, engaged with all the rigor of music, drawing, painting, and literature. But where do we begin?Read More
Exploring Denver's protest of the Ferguson decision.Read More
The question may not seem all that clear at first. At a basic level, the venn diagrams of both of these crafts appear to heavily overlap.
But as with all great crafts, in order to become very good, we must connect with the values of the craft itself. Between the technologist and the photographer, while they share many common interests, their values necessarily diverge.
Photography is a powerful medium, but that medium can be easily exploited. How can great photographers wrestle with this tension and make their photographs socially valuable? Poverty is only one example of this tension, but it's a good lens with which to consider the role photographs play in society.Read More
What's in my bag? Actually, I have access to a few sets of gear. But my current equipment may be surprising to some.Read More
In a later post I’m going to discuss the misguided sanctimony of artists, and how that directly impacts photography in today’s world. But there is one particular type of sanctimony that is very common among photographers that exists right at the heart of the craft and deserves discussion right along side the perils of gear lust.
It is the debate over “available light”.
I want to address two of the most frequent questions I get asked:
1. "What gear do you use?"
2. "What camera should I buy? "
And though one of the driving ideas behind this blog is about engaging the ideas behind great photography that can help you shoot great images regardless of your technology, it’s also fair to talk about what to buy when you are presented the need to do so...
I should be clear up front that I am not a "gear head". And while I think we've been in a kind of golden age of photography equipment, there has been a bit of a fetishizing of equipment over the created photography that has become more and more ingrained in today's shooters.Read More