Category Archives: Art of Photography

The Bowdlerization of Beauty: Anatomy of an April Fool’s Day Prank

A few days ago, I posted about an amazing new Photoshop action I’d created, which corrects every photo problem portrait photographers encounter, guaranteed. Hopefully, you all had a good laugh. Those familiar with my photography or writing won’t be surprised that I intended more to my April Fool’s Day prank than just silliness. So, now […]

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My Latest Interview

First, let me share a picture of the day. I was interviewd by Bill Henderson, founder of Hold the Eye Images, a couple days ago. We discussed a range of topics, from the thinking behind some wildlife photography projects, to equipment for wildlife photography, and more. You can listen to the interview, by clicking the […]

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Color, Part 1

The Constrained Color Palette When people want to photograph a beautiful scene, they often use the widest angle focal length they can, to capture as much as possible. Usually, this leads to disappointing results. Showing as much as possible tends to make pictures incoherent. When one looks at such a photo, one might wonder what […]

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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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