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Photography is Potential

September 06, 2017 - We’ve long made the assumption that photography is, in itself, an art. And in a general sense, that is true, the same wa...
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Why Spontaneity Doesn't Work

July 26, 2017 - The stereotypical image of the artist is one that spends a large portion of his or her life not producing anything. Then...
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Is It Art or Just a Gimmick?

July 05, 2017 - So many discussions surrounding photography come back to that old chestnut: What is art, exactly? It is impossible to de...
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Never Stop Experimenting

June 07, 2017 - It is so easy to stick with the thing that we know works. In fact, that’s why photographers have all of these rules, lik...
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Should You Stick to One Genre or Should You Diversify?

October 05, 2016 - What is the path to artistic success? Some would argue that it is simply practice – and not just practice overall, but p...
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The Barriers that Stop Us from Enjoying Art

September 21, 2016 - Whether you, yourself are a photographer, or simply an art enthusiast, we all must admit that there are certain things a...
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A Photographer’s Frustrations

August 23, 2016 - When you’ve been a photographer for as long as I have, you start to realize that not only does this art give you joy, bu...
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You Get What You Pay For

August 10, 2016 - As the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” I find that nowhere is this more true than in photography. It’s not...
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Why Do We Make Photographs?

July 13, 2016 - What are our motivations for making photographs? If you ask around, among friends and neighbors, you’ll quickly find tha...
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Is Photography Becoming Cheap and Meaningless?

July 06, 2016 - Are we losing the ability to create photographs that have lasting value? What I mean by this is that at times, I fear it...
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Five Problems You'll Face as a Photographer

March 09, 2016 - I was thinking the other day about the life of a photographer. At first glance, it seems like a wonderful thing. Imagine...
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What Moves Us to Make Art?

February 24, 2016 - As you know by now, I love to follow Brooks Jenson’s podcasts and writings. One of my favorite pieces is an editorial he...
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Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic (Self-Critiquing Your Own Images)

December 09, 2014 - Finding someone to critique your work well is sometimes even harder than creating the work in the first place. If you’re...
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Making Art When Everything's been Done Before

November 25, 2014 - I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely...
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