Photo Etudes: The e-Book

Photo Etudes: The e-Book

I returned to the idea of a Photographic Etude this week and compiled an e-book focusing attention on the photographic techniques of composition, focus, light, and motion. To get e-book, Subscribe to PhotoYoga Newsletter

Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

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”. 

Top Crop

Top Crop

Today’s post is on a photographic technique – cropping. Cropping an image – deciding what to include and what to exclude – is one of the most important decisions photographers make which effects the impact and interest of the image. 

Photographing the Everyday

Photographing the Everyday

Recently*, a podcast that I listen to fielded a question about staying photographically motivated. The question was – and I’m paraphrasing – “Help! I’m a photographer living in boring Nebraska. What can I possibly photograph?” The podcasters gave some advice, but I think there is more to say to this photographer who, like me, lives […]