Vision Priority Mode

In Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David27 Comments

I was going to end this week off with a list of photography bloggers who are dishing it up consistently well, but I’d like to give y’all a little more time to weigh in on that. So I’ll post that next week. In the mean time, something a little more along the lines of brainfood. Sometimes I find myself saying …

Creativity

In Pep Talks, Quoted, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David11 Comments

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. – Edwin Land Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. – Rita Mae Brown Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams A few years ago I had one of those mind-altering epiphanies and before you jump …

Pressfield on Craft

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“The professional respects his craft. He does not consider himself superior to it. He recognizes the contributions of those who have gone before him. He apprentices himself to them. The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique not because he beleives techinque is a substitute for inspiration but because he wants to be in possession of the full arsenal of skills …

Shut Up and Work?

In Quoted, Vision Is Better by David10 Comments

“A pro views her work as craft not art. Not because she believes art is devoid of mystical dimension. On the contrary. She understands that all creative endeavor is holy, but she doesn’t dwell on it. She knows if she thinks about that too much it will paralyze her. So she concentrates on technique. The professional masters how, and leaves …

On Pointing.

In Vision Is Better by David8 Comments

Havana, Cuba, Jan’2009 I’m sitting in a coffee shop writing. Rather, I’m supposed to be writing. All I have to do is wrap up the week with one last post about photographic vision. And I’m stuck. Stuck. What do I want to say? Thirty minutes, I’m still pounding my head on the table. If I drink one more espresso this …

Follow The Stream, and 4 Other Things.

In Vision Is Better by David12 Comments

Shot yesterday on my pledged one-hour-a-day-with-the-camera walk. Me, my camera, a selective focus lens, and a sense of play. I gave myself permission to suck, to do nothing but “see what it looks like when I do _______.” Dang, I love the shape of the spectral highlights in this one. Vision –  the way you see the world and the …

With Passionate Difficulty

In Vision Is Better by David13 Comments

I stayed in yesterday, it was cold. But I picked up the camera and shot for an hour. This is a Commedia dell’Arte Arlecchino mask from Venice that sits on my mantel. The image doesn’t matter much, but picking up my camera and shooting was important for me. In August I published a short piece called A Long Way To …