Thoughts & Theory

Jun 18th

2008

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Gavin Gough: Motivation

gavin-buttonGavin 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 around even the best exposure meter is very little help. In the biographies, artists like Michaelangelo, Da Vinci and Bach said that their most valuable technique was their ability to inspire themselves, This is true of all artists, the moment there is something to say there becomes a way to say it.” Ralph Gibson

You know when you’re feeling inspired. Whether or not we’re photographers, we’ve probably all enjoyed that feeling of having a definite purpose combined with the energy to pursue it. It’s a great feeling, the mind is cleared of distractions, obstacles shrink to nothing, the path ahead becomes obvious and, very quickly, there’s nothing easier than taking steps towards achieving your goal, your vision. We are inspired! (More after the jump.)

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Jun 11th

2008

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Influences, Thoughts & Theory

Back To The Beginning

When I was in the throes of falling in love with photography, a young man looking for something to be good at, some way to express myself, my mother gave me two great gifts. The first was the Pentax Spotmatic, and not the camera I thought I wanted/needed to begin my illustrious journey in imaging. […]

Jun 1st

2008

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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory

Lexar Article Published

My most recent article, Reconciling The Poet and The Geek: A Means To Achieving Your Vision, has been published now on Lexar.com. I posted it last week in the articles section here, and if you’re a regular you’ve read many of these thoughts before, but give it a read all the same if you’re so […]