Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”. 

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I'll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you're really enjoying the experience of photography.

Making the Invisible, Visible

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I'll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you're really enjoying the experience of photography.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illusions

This week, the theme is to: Photograph Illusions It's a tricky challenge this week. You're going to have to think outside the box a bit!  Photographing illusions means photographing something that looks like something else or looks different than it really is. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transportation

This week, the theme is to: Photograph transportation Planes, trains & automobiles - not to mention boats, bikes, buses, skateboards, trollies, and even hot air balloons. We're surrounded by modes of transportation! Get your cameras ready.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nightlife

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nightlife This week, it's time to get off our respective sofas, turn off the TV, and head out after dark. If you're not a natural night stalker, you might be surprised at how different everything at night.