Starting Your Next Personal Project

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There is much talk in the photography world about “personal projects.” Like anything that becomes a catch phrase, the words themselves get more play than the thing they represent. In other words: a lot of talk, much less action. And when it comes to personal projects, action is everything. Here are three ways to gain momentum on your next project. …

Four (More) Ways to Discover Your Vision

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In Part I of this article, I discussed ways to begin questioning your broader vision as a photographer. That discussion focused on what I would call macro vision; it’s the way you see the world and the way that works itself into your photographs. But what about vision on a smaller scale—the image-by-image scale? How do you look at a scene …

Four Ways to Discover Your Vision (Part I)

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I believe every photographer has vision—to one degree or another, we all have it. Vision is the way we see the world; it’s what we want to say with our photographs, even when that’s just, “Oh my God, look at that.” How we translate our vision into our photographs is the subject of 100 blog posts about the visual language, …

The Next Step

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Q: I’m a nature photographer with what I’ve been told is a reasonably solid portfolio, and I blog fairly regularly. I make a little money with my photography, but I think I could do more to increase the income a bit. I’m ready to take the next step toward living my dream. I need to market myself beyond my local …

Planning Is Just Guessing. But With More Pie Charts and Stuff.

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I taught at VanArts this morning, by which I really mean I talked for two hours and hoped those beautiful young minds would learn something from my string of disconnected thoughts. One of the things I  talked about, though with my tendency to digress, I have no idea which rabbit-hole I was down when my time ran out, was poetically …

OFF TO REHAB.

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Just a quick note to let you know an unexpected spot has opened for me at The Rehab Centre in Ottawa. It’s a residential thing, so tomorrow I’m moving back to the hospital for the month of August. There they will kick my ass for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Then they’ll let me go home for …

Giving Away an Artist’s Print of Twilight I, Tahoe.

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A mock-up of the Twilight I, Tahoe, prints to be released within the next month. Trolling through my own archives I see that two years ago today as Within The Frame was just about to come out I gave away the cover photograph from Within The Frame on beautiful 16×20 APC gallery wrap canvas. So I’d like to do something …

Catching Up

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Monument Valley in Utah. Me and my shadow. It’s now been well over a month and 5500 miles since I left home. And while I’m conscious of how nervous I was when I left, I’m now well past that. I am, not to rub it in, deliriously content. As I write this I’m taking a break from some much needed …

Winner Announced – CS5 MASTER COLLECTION

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Hey everyone! It’s Corwin again. As promised, David is awarding one lucky commenter (chosen at random) with the FULL Adobe Creative Suite 5 MASTER COLLECTION! There’s no fooling around on this one – it’s a $2600 piece of software – this is serious business. And the time has come. Cue the band. The winner is: Molly Cichy Thanks again to …