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The Things Themselves

The Things Themselves

| September 17, 2013 | 17 Replies

I had a couple of extra days to make my way back home from Colorado after a recent workshop. Rather than take the boring Interstate route, I first headed south into the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains, stopping on occasion to admire the spectacular scenery. The plan, if it can be called that, […]

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Bits & Pieces (1/3/2012)

Bits & Pieces (1/3/2012)

| January 3, 2012 | 2 Replies

The highest form of flattery for a working artist is not mimicry; it’s purchasing their work.

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Bits & Pieces (12/28/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/28/2011)

| December 28, 2011 | 7 Replies

Those who can do, do. Those who can teach, teach. Those who can’t do and can’t teach should learn. Those who can’t do, can’t teach, and won’t learn, have no business criticizing others.

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Bits & Pieces (12/20/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/20/2011)

| December 20, 2011 | 1 Reply

The best of art is that which leaves the viewer better off for having seen it. By “better off,” I don’t necessarily mean happy or gratified; some of the best art I know is grim in appearance yet, the sight of it can bring profound realizations that positively impact one’s course of thinking and action. […]

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Bits & Pieces (12/17/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/17/2011)

| December 17, 2011 | 13 Replies

The field of fine-art landscape photography is, regrettably, one of too many experts and not enough practitioners.

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Bits & Pieces (12/14/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/14/2011)

| December 14, 2011 | 4 Replies

Hard work, albeit admirable, is a poor substitute for creative laziness.

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Bits & Pieces (12/1/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/1/2011)

| December 1, 2011 | Reply

If you can understand the difference between appreciating a lovingly restored classic car vs. the latest luxury model to grace the showroom floor, you also understand the difference between appreciating photography practiced as expressive art vs. photography practiced for the sake of photography.

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Bits & Pieces (11/28/2011)

Bits & Pieces (11/28/2011)

| November 28, 2011 | 5 Replies

Photographs are the products of machines and techniques. Images are the products of creative minds. I no longer have much interest in photographs.

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Bits & Pieces (11/10/2011)

Bits & Pieces (11/10/2011)

| November 10, 2011 | 2 Replies

The greater challenge to achievement is not so much in finding the courage to stand up to the naysayers but, rather, the tenacity to proceed despite your own doubts.

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Bits & Pieces (11/7/2011)

Bits & Pieces (11/7/2011)

| November 7, 2011 | 8 Replies

You don’t need ten tips to become a great photographer. I will give you one, though: nobody ever becomes “great” at anything by reading tip lists. Nurture your passion, embrace your creativity, be true to yourself, dare to take risks, work yourself ragged, and maybe, in time, greatness will follow.

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