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Breaking Down the Walls of Predictability…

On one of the photography forums dpchallenge, a photographer who read my article “A Funny Thing Happened to Me in the Camera Store” responded by saying “…thanks for sharing. Still waiting for my (lucky) accident”. I thought about her remark and my response was the following; Whenever you are about to do what you think […]
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My All Time Favorite Lenses

My All Time Favorite Lenses As I have worked with many of the SLR’s and Medium Format camera’s out there, I want to share with you some of my favorites.  In my career I used Nikon, Canon, Pentax SLR’s and all of the Medium Format stuff out there. My choices are based on my most […]
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Photo Forums…The Gladiators

Photo Forums… The Gladiators I have had the opportunity of being present to witness the activities on several photo forums over the past few years and it has been a revelation to say the least. A photo forum is a place where those interested in “Photography” gather to discuss topics related to photography. Hmmm… Well […]
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The End of the Print Portfolio?

I was recently asked to share my portfolio with a magazine and asked how would they prefer to view it. To my surprise they said “just bring your laptop, that will be fine” and they added that “more and more photographers are presenting their work using this medium”. I was pleased and disturbed at the […]
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Photography Teachers?

I have recently noticed several advertisements of those that are teaching photography. At a school of photography as a guest speaker I was asked what my thoughts were regarding the whole -I can teach you photography thing…
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The “How Did You Do That?” Question

I am often asked the question, “How Did You Do That?” I could very simply answer the question which I often do and the results that person gets isn’t what he/she was expecting. If I talk about post production, yes the actions on the image will be as I recommended, but when asked about the results of a shoot, I more often than not get a disappointing, “it doesn’t look like yours…!”
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“Why I Won’t Shoot for Free”…

I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison.  One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly.  The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues.  Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]
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Is Shooting for a Bad Magazine Good?

Today on a generalist Photo Forum under the Portrait Fashion category, someone from a small independent and in my opinion based on what I saw on their web site, not very good fashion magazine, placed an ad for photographers for their magazine. Now that seemed strange in the first place, which I go on to […]
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“Eyes of Laura Mars”

Eyes of Laura Mars I was inspired to write this short introduction to this film from 1978 starring Faye Dunaway called “Eyes of Laura Mars” by someone on a photography forum that said that some of my imagery reminded him of the film.  I had totally forgotten how affected I was by this film as […]
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The End of the Pro Photographer? Or perhaps a New Business Model?

Selling Out and the Stock Photography Dilemma! Someone on a photography forum called Fred Miranda Forum, stated that a photographer sold their image for a cover of TIME Magazine for $30.  It was sold through a stock photography agency called iStockPhoto.  That is sadly unfortunate. It also represents the present state of affairs for many […]
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