Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

GUEST POST: This week is a guest post by landscape and travel photographer Graham Fisher. The challenge this week is to: Photograph the Wind

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Journey Home

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Journey Home

GUEST POST: This week is a guest post by landscape and travel photographer Graham Fisher. The challenge this week is to: Photograph the Journey Home

100 “No”s

100 “No”s

I started a new project this week – or rather I realized this week that I had already started a new project. The goal is to increase the visibility of my photography and find my audience. I call the project “100 ‘No’s”.

31 Photography Inspirations: December 2018

31 Photography Inspirations: December 2018

Once a month, I publish 31 photography inspirations – one for each day of the month (and an extra) – to help motivate your daily photography.

Intuitive Photography

Intuitive Photography

This article continues my series exploring characteristics of Zen Photography. I outlined 9 Characteristics of Zen Photography in a previous article. This article explores ways in which a Zen Photographer is intuitive. A Zen Photographer balances technique with art. There is a time to practice and a time to turn off the brain and enjoy the world.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Balance
This week’s challenge is an opportunity to look for balance in your life. This balance can be symbolic or actual balance. The cairns are really both. Stones literally balanced on top of each other, but also a symbol of balance in my life.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red
Whether you focus on nature, architecture, or street, I hope I have you seeing red this week!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Four-legged Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Four-legged Friends

I just returned from a week of photographing wild* horses in Missouri Ozarks – yes, there are! – so as I was standing in a field for four hours yesterday I decided that this week the theme is to:

Photograph Four-legged Friends

It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing domestically or in the wild….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

It’s raining as I write making this week’s challenge particularly apt.

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Drops of Water

As I look out the window, there are drops of water dripping from the leaves which are just turning color for the autumn. If I’m lucky, the sun will come out soon and I’ll get a little sparkle

31 Photography Inspirations: November 2018

31 Photography Inspirations: November 2018

Once a month, I publish 31 photography inspirations – one for each day of the month (and an extra) – to help motivate your daily photography.

Interview with Rebecca Manson: The Art & Heart of Retouching

Interview with Rebecca Manson: The Art & Heart of Retouching

This week I interviewed professional photo retoucher Rebecca Manson about the art of retouching. We also talked about her own photography and how her volunteer work in natural disaster areas such as Iwate, Japan after the 2011 tsunami led to her enlisting an army of volunteers to help rescue and clean precious photos and family […]

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen photographers accept where they are in their own vision and skill. Though always seeking improvement, they check their desire to compare themselves with other photographers and envy other photographers’ successes. Zen photographers work within themselves to create the best possible photographs they can. They acknowledge and accept natural human insecurities and negative desires, then refocus their energies on creating compelling photographs.