Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Golden Section Hypothesis: A Critical Look

. There’s a prevalent belief about composition among photographers and other visual artists. In academic circles, the belief is called “the golden section hypothesis” or “the golden section theory”, though most of it’s adherents don’t know the name. Today, I’m going to thoroughly scrutinize the golden section hypothesis, and – as a nonbeliever – I’m […]

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On Style

Many photographers are concerned with style. . “What’s my style?” “Do I have a recognizable style?” “Is my style consistent?” “How can I develop my style?” People with these concerns about style often pointedly choose to adopt recognizable eccentricities of technique, equipment choices, or subject matter, for the explicit purpose of differentiating themselves. Unfortunately, they […]

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Emergency Wilderness Survival, Part 4

[Editorial note: This is the fourth part of a series which starts here.  Part 3 is here.]   The Personal Survival Kit In my discussion of planning and preparation, I say that you should carry a personal survival kit. A personal survival kit (often abbreviated to PSK) is a set of tools and supplies to […]

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Emergency Wilderness Survival, Part 3

[Editorial note: This is the third part of a series which starts here.  Part 2 is here.] . Planning and Preparation Nobody intends to become trapped in a dire situation and then struggle to survive, but some people do what they reasonably can to ready themselves for the possibility. The steps you take before you […]

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Emergency Wilderness Survival, Part 2

[Editorial note: This is the second part of a series which starts here.] Being Survival Minded At home, potable water is obtained by turning on the faucet, or opening a bottle. Food is available from the fridge or pantry, or a store or restaurant. Warmth is achieved by turning on the heater or bundling up. […]

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