Archive for January, 2011

Digital Art Class

Digital Art Class

This class is proving to be pretty fun.  I don’t particulary enjoy going through the lessons in the book, but I know that they will help me get more familiar and comfortable using the 5 gazillion tools that are available in Photoshop.  Last week I was given my first project for the class.  The project […]


Feeling Red

Feeling Red

Here’s something a little along the lines of Rothko. What do you think?


Well…

Well...

It’s only the 2nd day of class so I didn’t really learn anything I didn’t already know. But that’s ok, it gave me time to experiment a little in class and inspired me to experiment a little at home. I somehow always knew Cy Twombly’s art would influence me in some way.  I’m not talking […]


Next Step

Next Step

Yesterday I began the next step in my evolution. My Digital Art course began yesterday and today my Art History I and Composition II courses begin. I’m looking forward to the art courses as well as the composition course. The composition course, aside from being a requirement, will definitely help hone my critical thinking skills […]


Magical Morning by Magnus Lindbom

Magical Morning by Magnus Lindbom

Magnus Lindbom is a self-taught professional photographer from Sweden.  He earns all his money from photography-related work such as writing articles for publication, leading photo tours and workshops, and selling prints.  His goal with photography is “to inspire others to venture out into nature and experience for themselves what so many of us are missing […]


Open Comments

Open Comments

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.


Evening Clouds by Nenad Saljic

Evening Clouds by Nenad Saljic

Croatian Nenad Saljic fell in love with photography and the mountains in his early teens.  Of course, life has a habit of getting in the way and in the course of some life events, he pretty much left his passions unpursued.  Fortunately for Saljic (and the rest of us) he rediscovered his passion for photography and […]


Rejections from the Final Project

Rejections from the Final Project

I knew I wanted to include at least one picture of one of my dogs in my final project once the vision of direction became clear.  I was originally going to do them all in digital (since material waste isn’t a factor) but since I had exhausted my ideas with 35mm I decided to see […]


Random Mumbling Post 2011-1

The Silvershotz annual ‘Folios’ issue just recently hit the newsstands.  Aside from being one of my favorite magazines to look at the world of art photography, the ‘Folios’ issue is one I look forward to each year as it contains work by emerging artists and those who are not strictly photographers but have an artistic talent for photography.  The 2009 issue contained […]


A Thought

I wrote this essay in 2008 as part of a one-off photo book I made as a gift for my grandmother. It was an expression of my definition of art. Here is the essay in its entirety: Art is what we make it. I’ve always believed that. I once had a conversation with someone who […]


Some Post-Holiday Mumbling

This Christmas was definitely a good one for my photography equipment. My lovely wife gave me an all-weather hood for my DSLR, a 5-in-1 reflector kit, and a flash bracket. Unfortunately I had to return the flash bracket as it could not be used with my camera. The resulting store credit netted me a backdrop […]


Happy New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2011. The past year brought some changes to my style and helped deepen my thinking when it comes to photography. This new year promises to bring new opportunities for me. I will soon be pursuing some new avenues to help […]