Bits & Pieces (5/29/2012)

| May 29, 2012

Something to be aware of is that many photographers begin their journeys being inspired by photographs, yet over time allow their appreciation for them to diminish. If not careful, soon enough we begin to evaluate images on how and where they were made, rather than why. If you find yourself consistently disenchanted with the pure magic of photographic images and the stories they have to tell, take it as a warning sign and distance yourself from the gear talk and online banter for a while. Go somewhere beautiful and quiet, bring the oldest camera you own and some favorite photo books to study, and remind yourself why you became a photographer in the first place.

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Guy Tal is a published author and photographic artist. He resides in a remote part of Utah, in a high desert region known as the Colorado Plateau – a place that inspired him deeply for much of his life and that continues to feature in his images and writing. In his photographic work, Guy seeks to articulate a reverence for the wild. He writes about, and teaches, the values of living a creative life and finding fulfillment through one’s art.

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  1. Well said, Guy! When you make a great image no one asks how many megapixels or what camera was used…

  2. pj says:

    True enough. In fact I’ve been taking some time lately myself to do just what you suggest.

  3. Why – The purpose! Well said.

  4. jdb says:

    And by all means enjoy a glass of port by the campfire!

  5. Hi Guy,

    I (accidentally) stumbled upon one of your photos “A Sea of Purple” on the internet when I verified right this phrase with google search for one of my blog posts.
    So I took notice of your blog/journal and now I thought it’s time to say hello to you.

    “Hello!” ;-)

    I like the subtle style of your artwork and when reading your attitude towards work and life I really found a kind of congeniality between us.

    Regards from Germany,