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Photography in Winter

January 24, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Winter Opportunities and Challenges In photography, winter is the great simplifier. Details, like grass and leaves, are hidden, contours and edges are rounded, and the landscape is rendered to its most fundamental elements: line, shape, texture and colour. Even colour is more subdued and reduced in range from the vibrant green of summer, or the red...
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What Malcolm Gladwell Taught Me About Photography

January 05, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Baobab Tree, Tanzania, shot from the back of a moving pickup truck. A couple of years ago I read Malcolm Gladwell's wonderful book "Blink". It makes the case that we should put greater faith in our instincts, especially our initial, intuitive responses to a person, object, or event. Even though these assessments might happen in a few millisecond...
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Two Kinds of Shooters (at least)

January 02, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Perry's Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, Dec. 28, 2010 In your reading about photography have you come across the idea of pre-visioning or imagining your shot in advance and then going after it? Sometimes it is treated as a prerequisite for good image-making. Certainly it is a valid method and one practiced by many excellent photograp...
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Finding the Essence

January 14, 2009  •  Leave a Comment
The art of nature photography can be a daunting task. You are surrounded by a world of exciting visual material - animals, plants, objects, land, water, sky as well as their abstract components of colour, shape, line and texture. In addition there are the non-visual elements such as sounds, smells, wind, warmth, cold, damp, dry - all of which contr...
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The Photographer's Attitude

August 25, 2008  •  1 Comment
We have many tools to work with when we go out to make pictures. There is the light that gives colour and shape to everything we see. There's the gear we take with us: the camera, lenses, filters and multitude of lesser items. There's the knowledge and skill that we build up over the years. And there's our attitude - the inner feelings we carry aro...
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