Archive for April, 2009

The First Step Towards Personal Style

The First Step Towards Personal Style

| April 28, 2009 | 14 Replies

If imitation is the highest form of flattery then nature photographers probably flatter each other more than any other group. This is somewhat curious as many of these same photographers also celebrate creativity and personal style, often agonizing about how to define one’s own. How does one reconcile the aspiration for a unique mark with […]

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The Visual Handicap

The Visual Handicap

| April 7, 2009 | 12 Replies

This essay originally appeared in 2006. A recent insightful comment I received reminded me of it. An issue some visual artists struggle with is the ability (or inability) to tell a story in an image. We all know the old adages that every image tells a story and that an image is worth a thousand […]

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