Come in! There are a few adventures I’ve written about, but most of the content offers classes in photography and mentoring for photographers, including photo theory, which, although a vital part in our profession, is largely an overlooked subject in all published media that profits from and feeds our gadget minded mindset today.
CUBA: Areas visited in the latter part of March 2016, included La Habana, Pinar Del Rio, Varadero to Playa Giron, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Spiritus, Santa Clara, and Jaimanitas a western suburb of La Habana. Visit —- for a more complete selection covering the entire visit.
When can we no longer call the output of a camera a photograph? This is a question posed by Dr. Neal. A photograph is the output of a camera. This is consistent throughout the history of photography, even in this digital age when algorithms insure that even a chimpanzee can take a well exposed picture.
The photographer does not select and shape every minute detail of the work.
In writing the “Lighter Side of Photography” I mentioned that the ‘magic’ of photography doesn’t come from gimmicks or software algorithms, it comes from our consciousness and following a zenic path to master photography. Most shooters only think about focusing the lens, but this only sharpens what is recorded. The true photographer’s path is one
It was towards the end of 1989 and I was sitting in my studio office when out of the blue famed actress Patricia Neal called me about that photo….”how did you ever get that shot?”… She was talking about my photograph called “Illumination of Oak Bluffs” she saw displayed at the airport.
Any photographer will tell you that if it were possible to grow an extra set of hands, he would. As simultaneous scientists, artist and pack-horse, photographers must know their equipment inside and out, but they must also be prepared to change shutter speed and aperture at a moment’s notice – even prophetically.