Articulate Seeing

Articulate Seeing

A few weeks ago, I came across a fascinating article by Don Craig, a photographer and friend from Victoria, British Columbia, titled “Articulate.” Although most of the piece deals with the medium format GFX, Don raised an issue I found most interesting. The leading thought was “striving to be fluent, effective, persuasive, lucid and expressive.” [...]

Observation – The Holy Grail of Photography

Observation – The Holy Grail of Photography

Forgotten Memory, X100F On the surface the photographic process appears to be easy and straightforward. You grab a camera and capture whatever you like. This is true for someone who doesn’t aim at creating a photograph but rather performs the mechanical task of pressing the shutter button to take a snap. However, if you are [...]

It’s all about enjoying the process. Really?

It’s all about enjoying the process. Really?

Those who read this blog regularly know that I am fond of disclaimers. Let’s start with one then. If you are taking photos occasionally and casually to share moments with your friends or family, this post is not addressed to you. In fact, you are probably wasting your time reading this blog. Fear, X100F While [...]

A connection – this is where the process of creating a photograph begins

A connection – this is where the process of creating a photograph begins

In my presentations, I often talk about the process of creating a photograph. No, I am not talking about pressing the shutter button. That part is easy and immaterial.    The starting point of creating a photograph is always a connection. There must be some type of emotional, intellectual, visual or even physical connection to [...]

Knowing When NOT To Take A Photograph

Last weekend Kasia and I watched an excellent documentary about the life and work of one of our favourite photographers, Sebastiao Salgado, titled “The Salt of the Earth.” The imagery, narrative and range of this fascinating film make it a must-see for every photographer. One moment, in particular, caught my attention and set me thinking. [...]