Category Archives: Contemplation

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Respect your subject

Sometimes the continuous drive to take photographs creates an incongruity: we are so focused on photographing the subject that we don’t actually see the subject. What I mean to say is this. We see something […]

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Photography on Sunday

Only one link today: For a couple of years now I have been visiting and enjoying the website, Brain Pickings. It’s a great place to visit on a slow day, a Sunday perhaps, when you […]

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Respite

An unusually mild spell of November weather encouraged me to take the kayak out one more time. Areas of the park infrastructure are being renovated, but I soon left the sounds of working equipment behind […]

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In the beginning…

I entered  photography in the 1970’s while living in South Africa. Just a teen, I was lucky to receive as my first camera an old Exa (version 4, manufactured between 1956 and 1959) that my […]

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Photography and Composition

This is the first part of a free course for beginners who want to increase their understanding of image composition. Almost every workshop I hold has a composition component which I tie into the subject […]

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Thoughts on the first days of spring.

Winter is over. Officially, that is, but I still have winter in the mind. I live in Edmonton in central Alberta, where winter is usually a reliable solid blanket that is not frayed by the […]

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Thought for the Day

If you wish to submit your work for possible display in a gallery, they will expect to choose from a ‘body of work’ — in other words, a set of photographs that are cohesive in […]

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Reading for a Slow Sunday

– You don’t have to wait for a blizzard to read Guy Tals’ posts. His writing and photography is always thoughtful and inspiring, suitable for anyone that sees creativity as a path rather than a […]

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