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Encourage One Another

Friends, sometimes the internet can be a poisonous place. Denizens of the ‘net can be harsh critics indeed, and we all need to be reminded to be kind and gracious. To that end, I would like you all to do something for me, and for yourselves, this weekend. Encourage one another. By encouraging one another […]

How Have You Grown?

One of the things that I appreciate the most about my Flickr photostream is the growth that I can see emerging in my photographic abilities. I’ve maintained a Flickr membership since February of 2006, and have had an on-line presence since 2000. Throughout, I have taken thousands upon thousands of photographs, and have had several […]

Specify Your Subject

I’ve mentioned quite a bit, lately, about the importance of being specific in your subject when you take a photograph. Subject matter can go beyond actual things, people, or places, to also encompass a story, or a feeling. Whether your intended subject is an object, or a concept, it is important to have that subject […]

Ask Yourself Before You Click

Consider asking yourself any or all of these questions, before you click the shutter, and see how much your photography improves! What is my subject? This may seem like a rather obvious concept, to some. After all, we’re taking a picture of something, and that something should be the subject, right? However, we may find […]

Image Inspiration

Have you hit a photographic wall? Stuck in a rut? Would you like to gain a little inspiration to refresh your mind and lighten your outlook? When I have photographer’s block, I enjoy perusing the internet for inspirational images. I challenge myself to try to figure out and define how the images were captured – […]

Curing Photographer’s Block

Writers aren’t the only folks who suffer from a “block” on occasion. It happens to photographers, too. There are times when we pick up the camera but aren’t inspired to shoot. We know we want the satisfaction of clicking shutters and full memory cards, but we’re just not feeling it at the moment. Here are […]

Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

Inspiring Emotion – Technical or Talent?

Every bit of the knowledge that I have about photography and post-processing is self-taught. I learned by reading, by watching, by doing, by trying, by failing, and by trying again. I’ve often wondered about how much my photography might be improved if I pursued a formal education in the subject. Would my photography actually be […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday: Maine Momma

I was browsing through Flickr on Monday for some holiday inspiration and I ran across a photo from maine momma.  She did this photo she entitled ‘lighting up my life‘ and I really loved the composition of each of the photographs.  What I loved more was the grouping of these like photos into a single compilation. […]