Category Archives: Flora

How to Isolate Subjects, Part 1

For the picture of the bristlecone pine tree, shown above, I purposely composed the shot in a manner which isolates the subject. Those familiar with my photography know that I isolate the subjects in my photos, fairly often. . “Isolate the subject” is by no means a rule in photography. It’s not even a sensible […]

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Pushing the Limits

. Around ten years ago, I participated in a discussion about whether a particular photography website should welcome digital art. Inevitably, the ensuing discussion turned to definitions of photography, definitions of digital art, and where to draw the lines. I put forward the possible criterion that photographs had to be single recordings of incidents of […]

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When Charities Request Pro Bono Use

In yesterday’s post, I discussed how to handle for profit corporations which come to you, begging you for free use of your photos. Today, as a brief follow up, I’ll discuss how to handle non-profit corporations which come to you, seeking pro bono use of your photos. . I have sympathy for charities, and I’m […]

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Infinite Possibilities, Part 3

[Editorial note: This is the third part of Infinite Possibilities, a series which started Tuesday, refuting the belief that “it’s all been done”/”there’s nothing new under the sun” in photography. This series was originally written in early August 2006, then expanded and published on my old website in late October of 2009, and now expanded […]

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Introduction

Welcome to Naturography. I’m Mike Spinak. This is my first entry on my newly re-done site. My previous site, at this same address, was a site that my brother and I built with Dreamweaver. It was a terrible site, and it was terrible for me. (This is not a negative comment about my brother’s efforts […]

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