Transformations

THEME: TRANSFORM – to change in composition or structure – – to change the outward form or appearance of – – to change in character or condition – Photography is a highly personal pursuit.  In just one short week, the...

Make It Count

Yesterday, Nicole stated that she doesn’t take or make photographs, she claims moments.  I never put any thought into the question of whether I’m making a photo or taking a photo and in the end I think I do both.  I think a lot of us probably do.  We can...
Take, Make, Claim

Take, Make, Claim

Ever wonder how the phrase “take a photo” became the preferred way to describe what we do with the camera?  I have.  Often.  And I’ve searched for the answer but come up empty.  (If you know, please do enlighten me.)  It strikes me as odd to...

Solace – On Finding One’s Self

In the summer of 2008 I embarked on the journey of taking a photo of myself every day for a year and posting the results on Flickr.   At the time, I was still a novice with the camera and was beginning to get interested in off camera lighting and the thought occurred...

Opening Day

Budding photographers need an outlet — a place to show their work, receive feedback, to be inspired and grow.  For several years, Flickr has provided such a forum and served us well.  On its endless pages, we’ve charted our own progress, forged...

Why Do We Do What We Do?

I often wonder what it is that, as an amateur photographer, I’m trying to do with my work.  Barring the highly unlikely event that my work will be defined as the work of a genius or deemed groundbreaking, it’s not going to be shown in a museum, published...
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