One of the great things about creativity is that it can germinate from a mistake. The trick for photographers is to develop an awareness and eye to see mistakes as creative opportunity so as explore them until they become a crafted photograph. It is very easy to feel that we have to be in control of the creative process from beginning to end and that is not required. Sometimes taking an extended look at a mistake can
2013 was a busy year all around and as such I focused primarily on personal projects and family. I took about half as many photos as last year, 36,000 photos to be specific ( 21,000 DLR and 15,000 iPhone). My timelapse projects carried over into 2013 from 2012 and again I selectively (more than normal) chose my DSLR photo subjects. If there is one nice thing about shooting timelapse it is that you quickly become a m
This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Yosemite Abstract Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. Abstract photography, one of my favorite photographic genres, as it is a reflection of how a photographer sees versus what he literally sees. Abstracts are a great form of creative escape as well, as they often break traditional photographic rules.
I’ve always been fascinated by abstract photographs. There is something liberating about seeing something beyond the literal, something that challenges the basic principles of how you normally see the world. While I am incredibly fond of traditional nature and landscape photography I take great pleasure in escaping the confines of the genre to apply my creative interpretation to a scene. The process of explorin
Some time ago in a post titled Consuming Color I pondered the question, “What if color were your subject?” in contrast to black and white photography where the underlying thought is that color distracts from your subject. Over the past several years I’ve been exploring a new dimension of nature and landscape work where identifiable elements of the natural world are abstracted to bring color to the f
And I a color photographer… it is nirvana. Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter. – Paul Klee [tags]photography, fine art, abstract, landscape, nature[/tags]
There has been much written about the merits of black and white photography. I have the deepest appreciation for B&W photographic work as it takes a special & talented eye to master. One philosophical notion of black & white I’ve always found challenging to absorb is the notion that color distracts from many subjects. Different mediums, such as B&W vs Color, bring out interesting components or e