What Photographers Really Need For Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner now that we have survived the apocalypse. Photographers everywhere will get all sorts of goodies on Christmas morning, or Christmas Eve, depending on the traditions in play. But most will not get what they really need for Christmas.   What photographers really need for Christmas is time. Yes, time. Not […]

Be Courageous In Your Art, Photography, and Life

Be Courageous In Your Photography, and Life Doing good photography is risky. Living a full life is risky. But can you really be happy doing anything less? The Oxford dictionary defines courage as “the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery” and as “strength in the face of pain or grief”. If you think […]

New eBook Released Helps Parents Homeschool a Child with Dyslexia

It’s been awhile since we covered anything about dyslexia, a name for a whole spectrum of differences in thinking and learning that a higher proportion of people in the creative arts have. Dyslexia brings great benefits, but also issues to overcome. So we cover dyslexia topics whenever we can. Writer and homeschooling mother Kerry Jones, […]

The Value of Boredom To Your Photography

Boredom plays an undervalued role in stimulating your creativity and improving your photography. On Saturday my wife had an exhibition opening. We all went there early as she had to setup food, etc. There wasn’t anything for my daughter and I to do and no one had really showed up yet so, given that we […]

What The Fuck Is Wrong With HP (and Everyone Else)

HP is a company I have always loved, whose products are well engineered and who have some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley. So just what has got into HP and all the other computer makers, except Apple? The recent news that HP has dropped the TouchPad a month after the US release and […]

Experimental Digital Photography Book Review

Experimental Digital Photography By Rick Doble Lark Photography Books, 2010 ISBN 978-1-60059-517-2 Rick Doble’s Experimental Digital Photography is a timely and excellent book for loosening people up and helping them to break out. The book focuses on the more expressive and creative forms of photography, from using slow shutter speeds and creating extreme blur to […]

iPhone Photography: Reinvigorating Some Photographers

As I look around the web I see so many photographers, including serious, well-respected professional photographers, getting all excited about photography with their iPhones. What’s going on? Well, in the spirit of scientific investigation I have downloaded a bunch of photography apps for my iPhone and will start shooting with them and see for myself. […]

Phoozl on Facebook a Photo Challenge

Phoozl Launches Unique “Alphabetography Photo Challenge” on Facebook Photo games site Phoozl.com has announced the launch of its new, seasonal “Alphabetography Photo Challenge: the Four Seasons” contest as a Facebook Application. The first “Winter” challenge or contest has just begun after the start of the Winter 2010/11 season (in the Northern Hemisphere), and it runs […]