Fun is Enough (sometimes!)

Fun is Enough (sometimes!)

I listen to podcasts about photography. Any time I am engaged in a task that I find tedious, I slip on my headphones, plug into my smart phone, and go to Spotify. Most photography podcasts are simple conversations and it’s like eavesdropping on people who are...
Critics and Criticism

Critics and Criticism

My wife, Susan, and I walk often for the exercise. We live in an area with woodland trails, parks and beautiful scenery so our walks can be very pleasant. And on these walks I often (well, actually, always is more accurate) bring one of the cameras that is interesting...
Group Art

Group Art

When I am doing my share of the chores around the house I like to plug into my smart phone and listen to podcasts and music. As you might expect, I follow several photography podcasts. Some are technology and equipment heavy and some are just pleasant conversation...
Silk

Silk

The Silk Art Gallery is in an old heritage building in the historic downtown of Port Moody here in B.C.. The only lens I had with me was the new one I had just bought but 50mm was too long to get the whole building in. So I went home to get my 16-35mm zoom. By the...
But is it Art? (Part I)

But is it Art? (Part I)

A while ago I was saying that I wanted to go back and read the early writings about photography in my search for art. I’d become aware that the questions about the relationship between photography and art go all the way back to the very beginnings of our craft....
Seeing Old Pictures Anew

Seeing Old Pictures Anew

The Spirit of PhotographyAnne W. Brigman (c. 1905) I am always amazed at how much I don’t know.  I mean that you would think by now I had a good grasp of what I should know. And yet I am continually surprised when I come across something that is new to me in an area...