Exhibit in Black and White

Exhibit in Black and White

This week, I’m prepping the show so my brain is full of black and white images. I thought I’d write a bit about my B&W post-processing that is a large part of the preparation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

This week’s photo challenge is a compositional etude. Photograph Repeating Patterns
I worked on this compositional technique a lot when I first started trying to improve my photography skills. My eye will see repeating patterns, but only if the are really obvious. Once I started looking for repeating patterns, though they seem to be everywhere!

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life
I’d like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life’s philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I’ve gathered my thoughts together as an ebook

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life
I’d like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life’s philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I’ve gathered my thoughts together as an ebook

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, the theme is to: Photograph Down a Random Road. Maybe also find some colorful fall foliage along the way. Stay safe, but challenge yourself to explore a bit. This week strike out on a different path

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Zen photographers approach life each day with a sense of youthful curiosity, being wide-open to the wonders of the world whether they be formed as a grand landscape or found in the simplest blade of grass.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph Things in a Row
This week, the theme is to photograph things in a row.

Once you start looking, you’ll see rows everywhere. Think chains, trains, and lines.

Explore rows of seats in a theatre, rows of people waiting for a show, rows of flowers waiting to be picked, rows of flags honoring veterans.

Characteristics of Zen Post-Processing

Characteristics of Zen Post-Processing

Characteristics of Zen Post-Some of my fellow photographers find post-processing a challenging and stressful experience. I decided to return to the 9 Characteristics of Zen Photography and see if they could apply…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

The challenge this week isn’t just to photograph windows –
This week, the challenge is to photograph windows within windows.

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

I was participating in a mentoring class this week and another participant wrote a comment that just broke my heart because I completely understand the feeling and remember not too long in the past feeling exactly the same way…

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

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.