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Composition and Critique - understanding a photograph

August 14, 2016 - Understanding how to look at a photo and seeing what bothers or impresses you about it is the key to everything. I looke...
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Review: Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography - MD Fed Art

June 02, 2014 - Review: Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography Maryland Federation of Art shown concurrently with the Potters...
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Review- Naturevisions Traveling Exhibit at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

May 14, 2014 - Review of a traveling exhibit by NatureVisions.org at The Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center www.the...
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Review-Six Artists, Two Great Shows

May 10, 2014 - Review – The New Pictorialists and Silver Visions The New Pictorialists – Through May 31 Full Circle, 33 East 21st Str...
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I Want to be a Photographer - or an artist - a rant about people with cameras

March 05, 2014 - A rant about people with cameras. Some days, I have all I need to hear and I overflow. So here it is. No bad words, jus...
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Review- Group Show, Kish Gallery, Slayton House, Wilde Lake

February 26, 2014 - A group show with two themes - " Honoring Women of the World: Commemorating International Women's Day "- work of Ann vo...
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Review - John Petro Photos at Horowitz Center Art Dept. Gallery

February 05, 2014 - Review of 'Signals in the Noise' a photography exhibit by John Petros open from Jan 24 - Mar 17, 2014, at the Howard Cou...
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How I look at shows

February 02, 2014 - I have, and will, try to see each show at least twice. The first time, I 'try' to get over the effect of seeing the pic...
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The Meaning of 'meaning'

April 15, 2013 - 'Meaning' in art simply describes some sort of connection or communication with the viewer. The viewer see something, an...
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How to improve your photography: your own twelve step program

April 11, 2013 - I originally thought of titling this post 'why short courses and workshops are terrible, tutorials and books slightly be...
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A Day on Inle Lake

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...
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Getting to a Final Image - some words on editing photos for a new photographer

January 03, 2013 - The typical way to get into editing is mechanical. People learn some photo-editing techniques or tricks and then they wa...
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A Letter to AD Coleman, Critic

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 st...
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Managing the Center(s) of Interest - Part 4

November 19, 2012 - Centers of interest People look at your pictures and instinctively try to figure out why everything is there and why ea...
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Art Photography - a few roses, a lot of thorns

September 28, 2012 - As I roam around reading various photo blogs or actually going to galleries to look at photos, I run into the two same p...
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Photography as Art

September 01, 2012 - I sing only passibly, can't write more skillfully than that, can't draw water and can barely play music on a radio. I wa...
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