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"Are You A Right-Eye Or A Left-Eye Photographer?"

February 07, 2017 - Some time ago I posed that very question to about twenty of my students. Do you shoot with the camera to your left or ri...
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Going Forward After Aperture :: The Future Looks Bright

July 07, 2014 - Some time ago, I wrote a post about the demise of Aperture being premature when the interwebs responded to the Aperture...
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Aperture Closing :: Apple Stops Development On Aperture Photo Software

June 30, 2014 - It's official: On Friday, June 27th 2014, Apple announced it would cease any further development on its professional pho...
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Learning To Love Layers

April 30, 2014 - Ok, I love layers! I'm not talking about the Photoshop Layers feature, although that is great and how most of us think o...
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On The Streets :: Notes From The Unknown Lens

April 27, 2014 - You could blame it on Vivian Maier, or Jay Maisel, or Cartier-Bresson. French photographer Robert Doisneau would be anot...
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Tools :: On Why Gear Really Does Matter

April 25, 2014 - So you think gear doesn't matter? Or maybe you are on the side of those who are all about the supremacy of gear at the e...
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Paint The Fence :: Lessons I've Learned From Mr. Miyagi

April 18, 2014 - Mr. Miyagi was a great teacher, albeit a fictitious one. If you are not familiar with this inspiring teacher of karate,...
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On Perfectionism And Craft

March 30, 2014 - "Do a good job, Trace, but not too good of a job." I was told that once, from a photographer I had worked with many year...
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Creative Healing :: Of Horses, Memories And First Loves

March 24, 2014 - I remember the first time I saw her. I remember the first time we spoke. It's said we never forget our first love, the o...
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On Teaching Photography, Teaching Life

March 14, 2014 - “We could teach photography as a way to make a living, and best of all, somehow to get students to experience for themse...
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This Is Photography On Film

March 09, 2014 - This is photography... on film. Sarah Moon, a master of photography from the days of silver gelatin film and the darkroo...
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Torn Between Two Lovers

January 27, 2014 - I've always smiled at the thought of American Poet Robert Frost's epitaph, which reads, "I Had A Lover's Quarrel With Th...
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We Were Mod Once :: Last Of My iPhoneography Books

January 19, 2014 - Feeling nostalgic for things we grew up with is as natural to humans as breathing. We're simply wired for nostalgia. Som...
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On Resting Places

January 14, 2014 - Sometimes it seems like this techno-photo-centric world we are in is racing along at a break-neck speed. Newer cameras,...
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Reflections :: A 2013 Look Back And A Look Forward

December 18, 2013 - As this is the last post of the year, I can't help and do some reflecting on this past year, and looking forward to 2014...
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Why Zenfolio Matters

December 10, 2013 - Why have I chosen Zenfolio for my website as opposed to any other portfolio hosting solutions or a Wordpress site? Essen...
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Are You "Seriesous"?

November 26, 2013 - Creating a new body of work can start with a whiff of inspiration from anywhere, and that inspiration can come to you at...
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"But It's Not A Portrait"

November 12, 2013 - These two images of my mother's hands are part of a new project I'm working on; a long term project to create portraits...
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Create Custom Textured Brushes For Unique Portraits

November 07, 2013 - Creating a completely unique and customizable look to your images can be as easy and fun as painting with textured brush...
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Got Film? Digital Photographers Now Have Choices

November 04, 2013 - To answer the question above, it can now be argued that "yes, indeed", digital photographers have film. Or rather "film...
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Forget About Finding A 'Style', Cultivate A 'Sensibility' Instead

October 31, 2013 - So what exactly is " style", and why are so many photographers looking for it? Put a group of photographers together: pr...
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Why Pixelmator Matters

October 27, 2013 - This post could be subtitled: " How's that working out for you without Photoshop?" All said, I have to say I'm only scra...
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The Fine Art Of Texture Overlays For Creative Portraits

October 20, 2013 - This two part tutorial on creating fine, textured overlays and backgrounds for creative portraits, is a companion piece...
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When Good Lenses Go Bad

October 08, 2013 - So, what to do when a good lens goes bad? Let me explain: The other day I was on location shooting portraits when my 17-...
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iPhone Tintype For Creative Portraits Tutorial

October 03, 2013 - This tutorial on creating tintype textured backgrounds and overlays for creative portraits was inspired by a recent crea...
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On Jobs, Apple, And The Pursuit Of Excellence

September 23, 2013 - Apple Wallpaper Some two years + since Steve Jobs passed on, his legacy for the pursuit of sheer excellence is still...
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Nothing To Teach, And No One To Teach It To

August 12, 2013 - I heard this phrase once in an Alan Watts lecture he had recorded years ago. " I have nothing to teach, and no one to te...
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"Excuse Me, Do You Know The Way To Paris?"

May 08, 2013 - Ah, Paris! City of Lights, City of Love, City of Culture, City of Photography. The history of photography, relatively sh...
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A Day At The Museum With Maggie Taylor :: Certainly No Ordinary Day

May 06, 2013 - I believe I fell in love this past April 20th, on the last day of Maggie Taylor's exhibition at the Polk Museum of Art....
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A Navajo Rose For Rosa :: And An Artists' Reply

April 26, 2013 - This post is a reply to a very well written response to my earlier blog post, "Who Is An Artist?" My friend Cedric says...
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Who Is An Artist?

April 15, 2013 - For as long as there has been Art, there likely has been debates about what it is, and isn't. Not as often debated is th...
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Navigating A Life Photographic

March 27, 2013 - Navigating a life photographic, finding your way from first love to a life-long relationship of creativity is one of the...
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Every Photograph You Create Is A Self-Portrait

March 18, 2013 - If we really think about it, every photograph we create is a self-portrait. Notice I use the word create. Every image in...
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Feminine Ripples :: A Wealth Of Images By Female Artists

March 06, 2013 - It may be an old nut, the question of how "good", or how talented female artists are compared to their male counterparts...
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What Is In Your Photographic Kitchen?

February 20, 2013 - What is in your photographic kitchen? What herbs, seasonings and flavours do you most use? Like cooking, photography is...
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If I Were An Artist

February 18, 2013 - "If I were an artist... " how many times have I heard that from friends, and students and just folks in everyday convers...
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Where Are We Going?

February 11, 2013 - Ever wonder where some of the things we were promised in the future have gone? Our cars still dont fly (yet), and so muc...
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Why creativeLIVE Matters

January 28, 2013 - What is creativeLIVE? In short, it is a worldwide, on-line classroom for free while live, and during re-broadcasts, for...
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A Poet's Place

October 26, 2012 - What inspires you? What encourages you? Do you know the difference? Words are important things, what they mean, and what...
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Autumn's Focus

October 22, 2012 - This time of season, many of us turn reflective and look back over the year, contemplating accomplishments and thinking...
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Dead Photographers Society

July 05, 2012 - Taking inspiration, and ripping out a page from the Peter Weir film "Dead Poets Society ", this is a follow up to my pre...
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An Open Letter To A Young Photographer

June 27, 2012 - Photography is an art that captures all of us at some time in our life. Whether we are six or sixty when it happens is n...
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Create Something! :: Notes From The Unknown Lens

June 18, 2012 - Shell Study I Every once in a while, hopefully not too often, we creative folks find ourselves in a place of deep funk,...
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Zen And Creativity :: An Homage To A Mentor

May 31, 2012 - I recently created a small series of composited photographs, collectively called " The Bodhi Lands" that were originally...
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The Photo Blog :: A Gallery With Benefits

May 30, 2012 - Palm Study II What are you going to do with new images, or a series of images that in themselves are every bit as compe...
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Ten Polaroids :: Creating Images With Malleable Materials

May 25, 2012 - The Navigation Legend:: Polaroid SX-70 Film I've created a new, one-off series called Ten Polaroids to showcase work cr...
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10,000 Hours or 10,000 Photographs?

May 22, 2012 - Ever wonder what 10,000 hours really looks like? In terms of days, weeks, months, etc.? How about in terms of actual art...
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Note To Self #1

May 03, 2012 - Ever wish you could meet up with your younger self and offer some sage advice at a crucial point in growing up? Aside fr...
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I'm On To Something!

April 16, 2012 - I'm currently working on several really exciting projects, but this one above has me enthralled (no, I'm not starting a...
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Writings On The Walls

February 17, 2012 - When I started exploring the fine art aspect of photography, and imagined my first solo show of photographs, I liked thi...
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