*This is an editorial piece. I am not a lawyer. Research this material before making decisions based upon it. * Creative Commons is a great concept; often misunderstood, employed incorrectly and as a result gives those employing it a false sense of security. A few days ago I posted a video titled How Creativity Is Being Strangled By The Law where Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, spoke about the digital d
Todays article is a guest post by friend and fellow landscape photographer Martin Gommel. Last week Martin hosted my guest blog entry “Inspired Photography” and has reciprocated with his own take on photographic inspiration. If you’re unfamiliar with Martin’s work I highly recommend checking out his blog Kwerfeldein and his Flickr photostream. Enjoy! Source Of Inspiration: Gratitude Being frus
We’ve all heard about the standard pros and cons of digital photography, but after having lived and breathed it now for nearly 4 years one challenge has been constant. In the age of digital photography it is exceptionally easy to shoot more photos than one is capable of processing and managing. Invariably when I discuss this with friends the common comment is that digital photographers, particularly those that
One day while driving home I noticed someone rocking out in their car to a song on the radio. This got me thinking about the different ways people react to art that they connect to on a deeper level. Most of us, whether we’d like to admit it or not, at some point in our lives have “rocked out” to a song we really liked. Yet a similar reaction to a photograph would have those around you thinking you&
One of the more interesting things I encountered when first starting out with landscape photography, back in the days of film, was staunch resistance by many photographers to take double exposure photographs. These photographers felt that a photograph should represent the scene as the eye saw it with no manipulation. This type of attitude instantly put photographers in one of two camps, pro-double exposure or anti-do
The past couple of weeks have been quite busy. This week in particular is proving to be really rough. I’ve been itching to blog more and I’ve really been yearning to get out to take some sunset/evening photos of the San Francisco bay area. Unfortunately I’ve been burning the midnight oil and have been unable to get out to squeeze in some photography. This evening was particularly heart breaking as
No matter what type of photography interests you, whether its landscape photography, nature photography, street photography, people photography or any other type of photography its essential to always be prepared. Over the years I’ve learned that being prepared is itself an art form. The art of preparedness is seldom just a generic chore and can require quite a bit of creative thought.
“You Are Here” is a (5) five part series discussing a variety of contemporary philosophic questions about photography. If you missed the two entries you’re in luck. See here: You Are Here (Part 1/5): The Ultimate Compliment You Are Here (Part 2/5): Photographers of Influence You Are Here (Part 3/5): The Multiple Personalities of Modern Photography You Are Here (Part 4/5): Here Today, Gone Tomorrow E