The Perceptive Photographer

The Perceptive Photographer


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A numbers game
June 03, 2019

I recently saw a roadside coffee stand to offer 64oz lattes. That is about 1.8 liters for those of you on the metric system. It is a huge latte. It reminded me of being a kid when 7-11 introduced the Big Gulp,

Ever seen a movie that ran a little too long?
May 27, 2019

I recently watched a movie that felt a little too long. The overall concept was good. The action was good. The directing was good. The acting was good. The movie just felt like it was about 15 minutes too long.

Do you edit yourself out of your work?
May 20, 2019

We all spend a tremendous amount of time and energy, learning our style, voice, and vision as an artist. Unfortunately, it can become easy to fall into bad habits, quick filters, and popular trends that result in us editing our photographs to meet some...

Following breadcrumbs to your passions
May 13, 2019

Much like Hansel and Gretel, we often need to leave ourselves a way to get back home or to our creative place. If we use bread like Hansel and Gretel, we can easily get lost finding our way home. In this week's podcast,

Are you a how, why or where?
May 06, 2019

I have been working as a photographic educator for a long time. I have noticed in working with others something that has mirrored my own education as an artist which is the approach to viewing photographs.In this podcast,

Routine is a winding road
April 29, 2019

Routines can be both good and bad. Routines help us keep organized, focused and hone our skills both technical and artistic. At the same time, some routines keep us from growing and changing. While some people advocate for a particular routine,

Do you have to be right?
April 22, 2019

This week’s podcast is a look at the importance of justify your opinion. Is it more important that you prove that you are right or that you make amazing work.

Do you better your subjects?
April 15, 2019

As photographers, we are always trying to make our photos better. We might work with new camera gear, make editing enhancements in the darkroom or try out some technique in Photoshop. We are always trying to make the best photograph possible.

March madness and photography
April 08, 2019

Every March in the US brings a bit of crazy to the workplace. The NCAA march madness tournament begins. This one and done competition has become a big focus of both all types of sports fans. Even people who don't usually care about sports will fill out...

That song is driving me crazy
April 01, 2019

Ever get a song stuck in your head? One that loops or part of it loops, over and over again. It just won't seem to go away like a never-ending punishment for some karma thing you did. It turns out that part of the reason this happens is that we can't f...