Stop thinking of yourself as a Photographer.
Start thinking of yourself as an Artist who happens to use a camera.
How can you use your Imagination in your photography? Read on, dear friend, and I'll tell you. It seems to me that I have an unusual view of my own work. I've often been asked how I felt about critiques and whether I have ever submitted my work for one. My...read more
I've seen so many people box themselves in while editing their RAW files. Applying finishing techniques In Lightroom or another RAW editor before bringing the file into Photoshop is a mistake. There is a proper way to prepare your photos that will give you...read more
We artists suffer immensely from our inability to easily tap Imagination and translate it into meaningful work. I meet so many photographers who struggle profoundly with the question of their personal vision. “How do I know what it is?” “How can I figure it out?” “How will I know when I find it?” Let’s start with a basic idea and turn it into a simple and fun photographic exercise.read more
So what makes me think I'm right about this? Why do I think this is the way the universe works? Because I can count. And because I can observe the general function of life around me and then apply the law "as below, so above". If we look at the way human life is...read more
A couple of years ago I had surgery on my arm. I was housebound for twelve weeks. That may sound great, but in reality, it was very hard on me. I felt isolated and had a very hard time getting any work done. I had a hard time getting motivated to do anything at all. I...read more
You see, it's all about balance. If you don't balance the dark and the light, you're controlled by them. Then you end up in a mad dance, ricocheting back and forth from one to the other. One day you're a wonderful, loving human being. The next day you're a complete...read more
A funny thing has been happening. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the city lately. Despite the fact that I grew up in its innards, I’ve spent the better part of 20 years trying to get away from it. I think spending my youth there made me tired of its...read more
There are only three things in this life worth exploring: love, beauty, and death. In those things are all that makes life worth living. And making art that comes from your soul requires confronting all three. That’s why I believe that art is life. It helps us see our...read more
Art saved my life. Photography saved my life. There. I said it. And I’m not overstating it. Look at this photograph. What is the bee doing? There is more than one answer to that question. But in essence, the bee is being a bee. He’s hanging out on the flower so he...read more