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The Importance of Your Artistic Authenticity

In photography we often talk about interpreting an image, whether that takes place in the traditional darkroom, or in a raw editor like Lightroom when shooting digitally. The raw file contains the raw information captured by the digital sensor, but it requires some editing to make it look more photographic and ultimately aesthetically pleasing.  So far so good. But the question I…

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Mesquite Dunes at Sunrise, Death Valley

Mesquite Dunes at Sunrise, DV / Canon 1ds Mk III, 100mm "To be an artist is a process, not a destination. It is a way of life, not a title for your business card. It is a grand experiment in challenge and discovery, not an accomplishment that earns you a passing grade on life’s report card." Brooks Jensen, The Creative…

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Photo Journal: Panamint Playa, Death Valley NP

Panamint Playa / iPhone 15 Pro Panamint Playa is one of my favorite locations in Death Valley because of the abstract shapes and patterns that provide endless photographic opportunities. "Playa" is the Spanish word for "beach," and is other wise known as a dry lake bed, a basin that was formerly a lake (a million years ago!) but has since…

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Bad Water Basin, Death Valley NP

Bad Water Basin, Death Valley NP "Simplifying one’s life to extract its quintessence is the most rewarding of all the pursuits I have undertaken. It doesn’t mean giving up what is truly beneficial, but finding out what really matters and what brings lasting fulfillment, joy, serenity, and, above all, the irreplaceable boon of altruistic love. It means transforming oneself to…

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