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Review: Karsh and Winogrand – both shows in Washington and both revealing.

April 02, 2014 - Review: Karsh and Winogrand – both in Washington and both revealing. There are two exhibits here in Washington that eve...
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Review: N. Jay Jaffee - a disciple of the Photo League gang

March 11, 2014 - Review: N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947–1997 Monday, January 27 – Sunday, March 23 Albin O. Ku...
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11 Tips for Beginning Photographers - How to Start Taking Pictures

March 08, 2014 - ______________________________________________________________________________ I wrote an article last year for interme...
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Review: PSA-MAC at WSP: A Show I Didn't Think I'd Liked But Ended Up Loving.

March 06, 2014 - #HoCoArts "Blending in Nature" - A Show by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Photographers Society of America at the Wash...
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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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Anatomy of a street shot.

March 03, 2014 - This short essay is a followup to a presentation I made at the Central Maryland Photographers Guild about street shootin...
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Review: Excellent show at a terrific gallery - Full Circle, Ltd in Baltimore

March 01, 2014 - Review: Excellent show at a terrific gallery - Full Circle, Ltd in Baltimore by SPE (Society for Photographic Education...
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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 - Photos at the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Comm Ctre, Col., MD

February 13, 2014 - Review of a photography exhibit 'Artists' Choice' at The Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center www.them...
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Review of a photography exhibit- Nat Wildlife Visitors Center

February 09, 2014 - Review of a photography exhibit by members of the Central Maryland Photographers Guild (CMPG) - link to the show announc...
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The process of Street Photography - Part 1: Fishing as Metaphor

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 pho...
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The process of Street Photography - Part II - The Goal Decides the Equipment

November 29, 2013 - Does Equipment Count? Well certainly it does – to some degree. The right equipment will make the path to the final goal...
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The Process of Street Photography - Part III: The Arc of Street Photography

November 28, 2013 - Here are four snippets from http://street-photography-manifesto.tumblr.com/ that put some conceptual fences around stree...
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The Process of Street Photography - Part IV - Examples and Analysis

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 rec...
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The Myths of Street Shooting - explained and busted

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...
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The key to successful street photography

September 07, 2013 - A casual remark today by a friend started me thinking about the circumstances under which I get inspired to take good, b...
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My opinions about Photographing the Homeless and Using Hipstagram-like Filters; negative

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' ab...
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What is Street Photography? - and what it isn't

May 24, 2013 - I was incited to write this post after looking through a great many 'street photo' forum posts and reading online discus...
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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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The secret to taking pictures of people in a foreign country - for me at least

April 07, 2013 - Somewhere someone said that the photographer's attitude is the key to getting good street photos, as opposed to the size...
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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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Shooting in P mode & Why photographers defend their methods

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...
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Getting to the image - how people see and how the photographer can use that. Pt 1

November 22, 2012 - This is the first of a series of posts that deal with how viewers of any level of photographic sophistication actually p...
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Semiotics of Images - why some images are more comfortable than others -Part 2

November 21, 2012 - Semiotics Content is king. Whatever else people 'get' from an image, how they relate to the subject either intellectual...
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Creating an image - the important things and a false start on composition - Part 3

November 20, 2012 - As far as I am concerned, the photographer must see through to the final image from the very start of the process, even...
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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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Adventures on the Road in Northern Laos

September 08, 2012 - There are two kinds of tourists in Laos. The first is those tourists with more money and little time; these fly into the...
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Adventures on the Road in Northern Laos Part 2

September 07, 2012 - Before I disclose whether I lived through being stranded in the middle of the night in an empty dirt lot in a small town...
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Adventures on the Road in Northern Laos - the third and last part

September 05, 2012 - Westerners can't really understand the dramatic difference between travel in the West and in the third world countries o...
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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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Images of Summer

August 30, 2012 - Summer images For those who enjoy larger images, I have put these pictures on a slideshow at my website. Just click thi...
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Esther, Sitting By the Road

August 01, 2012 - It was my first time back in Yangon, Myanmar – formerly known as Rangoon, Burma and it had not changed perceptively in t...
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Almost fluent in my native tongue

February 22, 2012 - I like the English language, it seems unending to read or to write. I love writers like Hitchems or Nabokov or the like...
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Pictures of Involuntary Memory

December 15, 2010 - I am a slave to involuntary memory; cues encountered in my everyday life that evoke strong recollections of the past wit...
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The color of small money

September 09, 2010 - The hill people of South East Asia– the montagnards – have little interest to national borders and many of them fought f...
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