Author Archives: Mike Spinak

Join Me On Google Plus

I’m going to get right to the point: I’d like you to sign up for Google Plus, and “circle me“, there, if you haven’t already. Some of you might be thinking, “But I’ve already invested a lot of time and energy building up my accounts on Facebook and Twitter. I’m happy enough, there. All my […]

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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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