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Insights Into My Creative Path – Q+A

I was recently asked by a college photography student to answer some questions for a project, and I thought my answers would also be helpful and interesting for you as a reader of this blog. Many of the questions are not easy to answer in a short paragraph or two,  but I tried to provide the most open ended answers because…

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Seth Godin on Humility

I’m a big fan of Seth Godin’s writing, and every so often one of his posts really resonates with me… The humility of the artist "It seems arrogant to say, ‘perhaps this isn’t for you.’ When the critic pans your work, or the prospect hears your offer but doesn’t buy, the artist responds, ‘that’s okay, it’s not for you.’ She…

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Going Back to the Drawing Board

“To work in the lab is to embrace the idea that what you’re working on might not work. Not to merely tolerate this feeling, but to seek it out. The factory, on the other hand, prizes reliability and productivity. The factory wants no surprises, it wants what it did yesterday, but faster and cheaper.” - Seth Godin Which idea do…

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Finding A Connection

Ice, Hudson River / Canon 60D, 0.5 sec @f/18, 17mm, ISO 100 A very familiar location, but always enlightening to realize how infinitely variable it can be. Whether composition, light, mood, feel, or most importantly my own willingness to see these things clearly. That for me has become the biggest challenge, as well as the most rewarding aspect of landscape photography, especially…

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What Do We Really Need As Photographers?

Is more always better? Sometimes, only better is better - Seth GodinThink about that when you look at a new camera body, or lens, or megapixel count. Galen Rowell used 35mm cameras throughout his whole career at a time when medium and large format cameras were viewed as the only credible tools worth using. His response? Would a great photograph…

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