Photography the Hobby

Photography the Hobby

Reading over what I wrote in my post on “Looking at Art” it has occurred to me that possibly I’m becoming a snob! At least it may seem that way. I assure you it is not intentional. But all this talk about “art” may suggest that I don’t see any other purpose for...
Looking at Art

Looking at Art

If we are seeking the connection between art and photography, perhaps we should not look just at the “photography”: perhaps we should also be looking at the “art”. In any equation we have to treat each side the same. And so I have developed the habit of...
But is it Photography?

But is it Photography?

So here is the question this week: is it photography? Well, maybe I should back up a bit. This past week I received an e-mail ad for a new Topaz plugin called Impression. The blurb said that it could turn photographs into art. Well, I am skeptical of these claims....

New Year 2015

A new year is like a blank sheet of paper: wonderful to hold and daunting when you consider its possibilities. I remember buying my school supplies with my mother and I loved to get home and put all that new blue lined three ring punched paper into my shiny...
Thoughts on 500px

Thoughts on 500px

This website was conceived as a place to display my photography. It has transformed itself into a place for thinking about my photography and has become a wonderful tool for working out my own feelings about my hobby. It has been an excellent exercise and I expect it...