Category Archives: Creativity

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AGA Inspiration: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours

Media Release. Edmonton, AB (August 24, 2015) The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) presents CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours, from September 12, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the […]

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Interlude

I emphasized both the shadows and the highlights in this photo, then added some soft-focus effects with a light-toned vignette. It is almost abstract, now, which suits my purpose. I will be busy over the […]

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The Intimate Landscape

While the ‘grande landscape‘ may be more satisfying to a general audience, I find myself more and more attracted to smaller scenes within the larger landscape. The definition of ‘intimate landscape’ is not firm, but […]

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Free eBooks from Craft and Vision

Here are two excellent free ebooks from the great photographers at Craft and Vision. Lots of great ideas and inspirational photography – click on the images to visit the website and get your copies today.

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Old Poplar

I found myself looking for a term to name this piece, and ‘bowl’ did not quite fit. At once it is so natural in appearance and yet so refined in its proportions, that to place the common […]

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The Photographic Quickie

    For someone who does not photograph full time, there is the danger of allowing your skills to become rusty:  your technique, your eye for design and your dedication may falter in direct proportion […]

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Video — Ken Burns: On Story

Ironically, I have never seen a Ken Burns documentary, but this video by Redglass Pictures crafts a compelling image of this respected American storyteller. Directed by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein, music by Ryan Sayward […]

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Book Review: Kubota’s ‘Lighting Notebook’

The full title is Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook; 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers. While I do little structured photography of people, I was interested in this book because my wife is involved with […]

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