As I say in person to anyone who asks me and as I also state here, I do not like to photograph weddings or events. I do not even like to attend weddings. I find the whole experience contrived, farcical and drawn-out. Bear that in mind as I also tell you that my wife and [...]
I've been meaning to do a video about cursive handwriting for a while, and I've also been asked by a few of my viewers on YouTube to do it. Before you watch the video, I want you to know some of the benefits of handwriting: It works the brain in ways that typing cannot achieve. [...]
Remember my video on watch bands? I intended to create a guide to watch designs and I got around to it last week. This video's even longer than the last one; it's almost 30 minutes! Get a cup of tea, sit down and get comfortable, because it's going to take a bit of time to get [...]
I love macro photographs and I'm glad to see that you do as well, judging by the wild success of my last published set of photographs on this subject. So why don't I give you more of what you want? 🙂
Did I ever profess my love for Morgan Cars publicly? It's time I did. I love them! For years, I decried the ugly design of modern cars and I wondered where old design went. I looked at cars made in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s and wondered when cars were going to get beautiful again. [...]
I love photographing details. It allows for so much creative freedom -- much more than when photographing whole subjects.
You can get wonderful photographs by playing with shadows. They're used to great effect in portraiture (which is a subject for another post) and you can use them to the same effect when photographing objects or shapes, in effect sculpting the image with light. Here are a few examples.
There are all sorts of blurring effects you can create, either when you take photos (when they can be intentional or not -- but hey, sometimes they're happy accidents) or after the fact, in processing. When you press the shutter, you can create movement blur or zoom blur. Or you can take a perfectly normal [...]
Say you're stuck inside but you'd love to use your camera and take some creative photos. What can you do? How about a play on lines and colors? You can use your very own walls and corners, and then you can manipulate the photos in editing to make them even more interesting. It's a wonderful [...]
I found and watched a documentary about Mel Blanc today, entitled "Mel Blanc, Man of a Thousand Voices", and I wanted to share it with you as well. This one man has given me and countless other people so much joy over the years, that I can't thank him enough. He's gone, but knowing the [...]