The Kind of Photographer, Artisan or Technician

Is there a difference between the photographer who uses film versus the one who uses digital cameras? And I always preface this question with the understanding that there is no right and wrong way with art--neither digital nor film is inherently better than the other, just different ways of working. I was thinking about the... Continue Reading →

“But People Are So Busy…”

I don't believe that. What are we so busy doing? People say that everyone is in such a hurry today, they have kids that have to get dropped off to after-school activities or sports. But wait, they've always done that. Are kids now on six or eight teams instead of the one or two they... Continue Reading →

Why Gear Does and Doesn’t Matter

What is the need for the biggest and best most expensive gear? I was out and about this weekend and saw protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement in my town and made photographs in both digital format with a Nikon D610 and 35mm and 120 film in a Leica M3 and a Rolleiflex 2.8C.... Continue Reading →

Editorial Truth and Public Trust

While digital photography and technology are here to stay, TRUST is the one thing of utmost importance for news/media companies to maintain as we enter a new world of Deepfakes. [Deepfakes (a portmanteau of "deep learning" and "fake") are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone... Continue Reading →

The Difference is the Seeing

What's the difference between these two photos? I see a lot of photographers who are enamored with photos of older vehicles, but who never photograph the cars of today, which as I see it, will someday be the older vehicles they'll wish they had photos of back when then were new. But they don't see... Continue Reading →

You’re Not a Photographer, Stop Saying You Are!

You’re not going to take less pictures. You’re not going to backup your pictures. You’re not going to print your pictures. So, you’re not really making photographs. (Just snaps/notes for a quick look/like.) In the future, you’re not going to have any photographs, Since there are no photographs. They don't exist. (You can’t save what... Continue Reading →

Roy Stryker

If you're a film photographer who shoots documentary photographs in the U.S, I want you. Roy Stryker created the FSA photography collection to document real life in America during the Depression Era.   He was brilliant. He created a resource with a goal of 'Showing America to Americans'. And the photographs changed the way people... Continue Reading →

I Ain’t Denny’s!

Not everyone demands top quality from a photographer. But as a professional with 30-years of experience as an award-winning published photojournalist, that's all I offer. It certainly costs more, but you get the best quality and service. If you don't want that, please don't call me. I don’t hand over image files because I care... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑