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Bent And Twisted Tree

There’s something special about trees that makes them such wonderful photographic subjects especially if it is a bent and twisted tree. They are so many shapes, forms and textures. Trees are majestic in life and in death. There is simply a beauty to them that draws us like a moth to a flame. For a variety of reasons, I haven’t been able to do a…

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Street Photography

Street photography is one of the more exciting genres in photography. It forces us to get out of our comfort zone and go out in public to photograph random strangers. How will they react? How do I respond to that reaction? It’s about overcoming your anxiety and pushing those boundaries. It is also about the joy of the unexpected. Even though we may be very…

The Tyranny Of Rules

One of the age-old discussions in photography is whether or not photography is art. Personally, I believe that some photography is most definitely art and some is most definitely not art. Some of that is by design. Photo-journalism is intended an accurate documentation of the scene. At the other end of the spectrum, we have creative photography that is intended to be an artistic representation…

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Church In Ruin

Through a friend I learned of a beautiful old church in ruin. It wasn’t abandoned but was no longer an active church; and it was slowly deteriorating. Its character, however, wasn’t diminished by the relentless process of aging. The church stands tall and proud as if waiting for its members to return for worship services. The charm of this place was unmistakable. The bell tower,…

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Nature First – The Alliance For Responsible Nature Photography

I belong to a number of camera clubs, one of which is the Stony Brook Camera Club (SBCC) in Massachusetts. One of things I enjoy most about SBCC is the quality of speakers they have at the monthly meetings. Recently, Sarah Marino presented. Marino is an accomplished photographer who specializes in both grand and intimate landscapes. Intimate landscapes focus on the beautiful details. Although they…

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Aqua A Chicago Landmark

Known for innovative and experimental architecture Chicago is a great town if you love architecture. Famous architects such as Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright, just to name a few, have buildings there. It is home to stunning buildings; the Rookery, the Sullivan Center, Union Station, Willis Tower, the Robie House, Tribune Tower, Marina City, Chicago Theater, and…

Disfarmer – Genius Or Misfit?

Mike Disfarmer was portrait photographer in the small town of Heber Springs, Arkansas. His career spanned two world wars and the Great Depression. He created simply wonderful portraits that documented the people of Heber Springs during that period. Like now-renowned street photographer, Vivian Maier, Disfarmer was “discovered” by a stroke of luck that saved them from being forgotten. Both Disfarmer and Maier did not receive…