Monthly Archives: May 2011

Goodbye, My Friend

  I’m going to take things in a different direction, today. This post is not about photography. When I was 14, I met a kindred spirit. He had a fiery spark of creativity, and so did I. We rapidly became closest friends. Every day, we’d get together, and draw and paint for hours, learning draughtsmanship, […]

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Interview With Ian Sobolev, 500px Creative Director

Most photographers, these days, make use of one or more of the major photography websites, such as Flickr or Photo.net, for a variety of functions. Unfortunately, photographers often have a love-hate relationship with these sites (which I’ll  discuss more, in another article, soon). I’ve recently become aware of a photography website which seems a lot […]

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Practice Makes Practice

In my last post, I said that practice doesn’t make perfect, but effort may. By “practice”, I’m referring to exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill. I don’t practice my photography. I can’t recall ever having done photography practice at all. I quite possibly never will. That might sound surprising. Professional baseball players practice batting. […]

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Lessons I’ve Learned, Part 1

[Editorial Note: I’m posting the picture, above, Mother’s Love, for Mother’s Day. This picture is for all mothers. Thank you. This picture is especially dedicated to three special mothers in my life: my own Ma, Renée, and my beloved friends, Kasia and Jennifer.]   Today, I’m going to share with you a hodgepodge of things […]

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Diversify

You might’ve noticed that the picture above shows a little girl, rather than the landscapes, wildlife, wildflowers, and such, which I usually show. A couple days ago, someone suggested me to a bride-to-be, to photograph her wedding. The bride-to-be replied, “But he’s a nature photographer”. Yes, I photograph nature. I also photograph people, as you […]

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