Personal Style: A Rant.

In Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David2 Comments

Spend any time with photographers talking about the work of other photographers and the words “he’s got a really unique style” will tumble out of someone’s mouth faster than hands off a greased pig. We value style, forms of expression so unique to shooters that you can identify their work immediately. Show me a Jill Greenberg photograph, or an Annie …

Visual Literacy

In Books, Resources, Thoughts & Theory by David3 Comments

I suspect the democratic nature of photography – the fact that anyone can pick up a camera and begin making photographs without the kind of talent or training needed to be, say, a painter – is what is responsible for some of the best and worst of this art. The best because it puts it into the hands of children …

Better Perspective: Better Images

In Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique by David1 Comment

One of the pitfalls of photography is that by necessity we are reducing three dimensions into two. The moment the shutter is pressed and the image is created we can no longer walk around the scene and see it from different angles. The moment is frozen but so is the perspective. Once the image is made, the angle from which …

Gavin Gough: Motivation

In Guest Articles, Thoughts & Theory by David7 Comments

Gavin Gough and I are trading posts today. You can find my post HERE on Gavin’s blog and his post below. Please extend a warm Pixelated Image welcome to Gavin Gough. Inspiration – A Beginner’s Guide “Photographic technique is no secret and, provided the interest is there, easily assimilated. But inspiration comes from the soul and when the muse isn’t …