Welcome to some disjointed notes on travel, photography itself or how photographs and photography has impacted my life. As I have gotten more involved in photography my interests have narrowed considerably and my feelings and ideas have matured. I shoot mostly street and travel stuff with the occasional person or event.
November 30, 2013
If one has a reasonably good overview of fishing as a hobby, it is interesting how well this activity maps over onto photography – and a closer view may well be both inte...Read the Full Post »
November 29, 2013
Does Equipment Count? Well certainly it does – to some degree. The right equipment will make the path to the final goal, getting good street images, easier. If the equip...Read the Full Post »
November 28, 2013
Here are four snippets from http://street-photography-manifesto.tumblr.com/ that put some conceptual fences around street photography as an art. “It is a branch of reali...Read the Full Post »
November 27, 2013
How to we do that all thinking and composing in an instant? You don't, exactly. Like a fly fisherman, you learn to recognize situations that might provide good shots an...Read the Full Post »
September 23, 2013
I was incited to write this post because of a question posted on an Internet forum and the several answers that followed. The question had to do with the suitability of c...Read the Full Post »
September 07, 2013
A casual remark today by a friend started me thinking about the circumstances under which I get inspired to take good, by my own standard, street shots. We are going out...Read the Full Post »
June 28, 2013
I love photography and see it, not only as a way that I can be creative, but as a way to isolate and capture 'truths' about the world that I see and hold onto them. Perha...Read the Full Post »
May 24, 2013
I was incited to write this post after looking through a great many 'street photo' forum posts and reading online discussions. What is street photography and why does so...Read the Full Post »
May 08, 2013
Over the last several years, I have taught post-processing, given talks on both post-processing and evaluating images and neither of those activities were very satisfying...Read the Full Post »
April 15, 2013
'Meaning' in art simply describes some sort of connection or communication with the viewer. The viewer see something, and responds with some sort of understanding. That u...Read the Full Post »
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My most interesting and meaningful, to me, posts are on travel and I encourage you strongly to click on the travel keyword below to list them.
It is difficult to pick a favorite and that varies according to my mood, but my favorite countries are Burma (Myanmar), Laos and Vietnam in that order and I encourage you to read at least these three.
Esther, sitting by the road - a chance meeting in Rangoon inspired this story
Adventures on the road in Laos - the link to the first in a 3 parter
Meeting a Man who wanted to kill me - a story from my first trip back to Vietnam
Recent PostsThe process of Street Photography - Part 1: Fishing as Metaphor The process of Street Photography - Part II - The Goal Decides the Equipment The Process of Street Photography - Part III: The Arc of Street Photography The Process of Street Photography - Part IV - Examples and Analysis The Myths of Street Shooting - explained and busted The key to successful street photography My opinions about Photographing the Homeless and Using Hipstagram-like Filters; negative What is Street Photography? - and what it isn't A methodology to teach image evaluation and post-processing The Meaning of 'meaning'