I’m a generalist. I shoot many different types of photography from scenic to journalism, from still life to portraiture and more. The hardest part of my style is intuition. Intuition comes from observation. Photography is capturing moments.
My journey with black and white photography began around 1979-80. I was experimenting with all sorts of film back in those days, trying out new looks. In the analog film era, film, exposure, filters and processing were about the only way to achieve different look or style.
The easiest way to photograph monks in Thailand is to catch them on their morning walk for alms. This morning walk for alms is tradition in Thailand. It is a Buddhist requirement, that the monks walk for alms each morning. There are exceptions however. Here in rural Thailand there is what are called “monk days” when the people bring food to the temple and the monks do not go on their morning walk….
A friend sent me a message the other day asking that question. He needed to do an interview for a class he was taking and sent me a list of questions, the last one was “What advice do you have for emerging photographers?” I was happy to answer the question and thought I’d share my answer, and and go a little deeper in this post.
Nearly every morning I go for a walk around my neighborhood in rural Thailand. My constant companions are my Leica’s. Some days I’ll carry just one, but on most days I carry my M6 film camera and my M240 digital for color work.
…Eggleston said in his early days, the challenge was to photograph “ugly’ things. I think all photographers feel like that sometimes, I know that thought resonates with me. Photographing every day life is a challenge…
By request, this is a follow up post to the previous post on processing black and white. A Twitter user liked my post on B&W and requested I do one for my color workflow. Color is more difficult for me to talk about. For one thing the way I process color has changed substantially over the years….
We photographers are an odd lot. We swear that equipment is only a small part of the equation, sing the anthem of one camera and one lens to anyone that will listen, and yet we are all gear heads to some degree…
…In 2001 I decided to take the plunge. After 15 years as a photographer working with a day job, I became a full time photographer, a wedding photographer, with nothing to fall back on. Luckily I had a few thousand in savings because the first year was tough, ramen and rice tough.
A simple technique to add to your bag of tricks is panning. Panning is the technique of adding in-camera motion blur to your shots. The use of panning and motion blur became very popular for photographers at this years winter…