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.
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 »
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 »
April 11, 2013
I originally thought of titling this post 'why short courses and workshops are terrible, tutorials and books slightly better but practice and introspection the best' but...Read the Full Post »
April 07, 2013
Somewhere someone said that the photographer's attitude is the key to getting good street photos, as opposed to the size or obviousness of the camera, and I agree with th...Read the Full Post »
February 16, 2013
We were at the end of second week in Myanmar and had arrived in Nyaung Shwe, the large town at the northern end of Inle Lake. There is a canal that connects the town to t...Read the Full Post »
February 05, 2013
Myanmar, as we knew it, is disappearing I have been to Myanmar three times, first in 2005, next in 2010 and just lately, in February of 2013. It is startling, and depres...Read the Full Post »
January 03, 2013
The typical way to get into editing is mechanical. People learn some photo-editing techniques or tricks and then they want to use them - soon and often. When all you have...Read the Full Post »
December 26, 2012
This a short post I wrote for a popular photo site where there is a high percentage of relatively new photographers. It incited 124 replies and>1900 views in the 5 days s...Read the Full Post »
December 16, 2012
This is not so much a confession, because I don't think I did anything wrong, but more an open letter to that part of the world that may be unaware of the situation. My s...Read the Full Post »
December 04, 2012
Of course, most or all photographers know, or should know, who A D Coleman is. For those who are still kept under the stairs, Mr Coleman is, according to Wikipedia, an un...Read the Full Post »
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Note to any reader.
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 PostsWhat is Street Photography? - and what it isn't The Meaning of 'meaning' How to improve your photography: your own twelve step program The secret to taking pictures of people in a foreign country - for me at least A Day on Inle Lake Myanmar is disappearing Getting to a Final Image - some words on editing photos for a new photographer Shooting in P mode & Why photographers defend their methods Confessions of a Normal Man-child A Letter to AD Coleman, Critic