The Perceptive Photographer

The Perceptive Photographer


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Trapped and the value of help
September 16, 2019

I came into the studio early today and found a flying friend cruising around. I guess they came in the night before when I had the bigger door open. After some encouragement and strategic door opening, we were able to work together to get them on their...

Part A inserts into part R and twist
September 09, 2019

If you have ever tried to put together a piece of furniture from IKEA or have been pulling your hair out because your friend can't give you good directions to their house, this week's podcast is for you. That is a challenge that I am asking you to tak...

Upside down and backwards
September 02, 2019

I was recently at an art opening that had several photographs of interesting abstractions. Images of plants, buildings, and objects all taken and presented as abstract objects. In listening to people talk about the work,

Dangers of too much
August 26, 2019

There are many traps out there to keep us from making the types of photography that we want to create. Some of them are simple to see, while others are more complex in nature. As I was sitting in the studio watching my dog flip the pillows off the sofa...

Religion, politics and photography
August 20, 2019

Episode 232 I think everyone has been to a party where politics and religious topics were not allowed, or you wish they were banned from the family holidays or summer parties. Both of these topics seem to bring out the worst in people’s conversational ...

The art of giving up
August 12, 2019

Episode 231 At some point, we all want to quit. For a host of reasons, we might want to call it a day. Maybe we are tired, bored, fearful, or lost. No matter the cause at some point in your photography, you will want to move on. For some,

The sum of the parts or the parts of the sum?
August 05, 2019

When you look at an inkblot test, you might see something strange or unusual. You also are likely to see something that someone else might not see. Each of us sees something unique and different, which is why I think many of us are photographers.

Updated: Are you setting the right goals?
July 29, 2019

There are many ways that people measure success. One of the more common ones that I hear people talk about is achieving goals. Goals are milestones that we set to help us keep focused on attaining something in the future.

How noise can diminish your photography
July 22, 2019

This week's podcast focuses on noise reduction in photography. Now you might be thinking that we are going to be talking about how to use the software in Lightroom, Photoshop or other tools to reduce the noise caused by higher ISO settings in digital p...

Is over-planning impacting your photography?
July 15, 2019

This week's podcast focuses on something that has impacted my photography and creative practice more than once--over-planning. When I am getting ready for a big trip or photographic adventure, I do a lot of research about where, when,