In flower language, a rhododendron flower says "everything will be better because of you!" It means, there is hope. It offers serenity. It promises a better future. With those thoughts, I offer it to the memory of George Floyd. RIP. … [Read more...] about A Simple Offering
A while back, I had another roundtable discussion at the Film Photographers Association. This time the subject was Still Life Photography. It is a genre we all take for granted and include in it a great variety of photographs. I would like to explore the origins of still life in painting, how it came to photography, and eventually expanded in coverage and scope. Mind you, I do … [Read more...] about Still Life Photography
Most readers know or at least have heard of plumb bobs as a kind of weight at the end of a string. That's exactly how much I knew about them until I met Dr. Doğan Başak in Istanbul this past October. The waiting area of his medical office looked like a museum, and in the Plexiglas-cases hung hundreds of plumb bobs of many shapes and sizes along with other related measurement … [Read more...] about Plumb Bobs
Photograph ordinary objects? Why not? Photographers constantly search for things to photograph, generally "beautiful, amazing, striking, ..." subjects, and do not hesitate to travel the distance to faraway, exotic destinations. While mostly snow-bound in Rhode Island yesterday, I noticed a whole bunch of things to photograph all bunched up in a ceramic jar in the kitchen, … [Read more...] about Why Not?
A while back I wrote a post "Fine Art Photography" to convey my thoughts on this elusive subject. Since its publication in March 2007, it has become by far the most read post on this site and still gets 30-50 hits every day. It is probably due to not much being written or said about the subject, or articles in plain language. Whatever the reason, the subject remains popular and … [Read more...] about Fine Art Photography Revisited