Kenneth Wajda Photo Critiques, 1-On-1 Mentoring and Book Publishing

Kenneth, who has judged photography contests and has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, is now offering 1-on-1 critiques of photographers’ work online. Here’s how it works, with three levels of participation offered. For less than a dollar a day, and for less than the price of a photography workshop, you can get... Continue Reading →

Productive Photographically in These Pandemic Times

This pandemic has certainly caused a major disruption in the lives of photographers. I've heard many say that it has stifled all creativity, there's just nothing to shoot. Sure, there were the photo essays on the pandemic, and people social distancing, masking up, etc. But after that, what's left? What's wrong with me? I've had... Continue Reading →

Why Do You Make a Photograph?

I have an either/or question: Why do you make a photograph? Is it to make a photograph that people will like? Hit the heart button on Instagram? The Like Thumbs Up on Facebook? Is that your delivery medium? Is it to make a photograph that needs to exist in the world? That hangs on a... Continue Reading →

Photography: What Is It Today?

We are in a very different time in the history of photography. Many people never print a photograph. The creation and delivery method for the image is now the small phone screen, from creation to deletion: Made.Sent.Seen.Deleted, never to be seen again. It's more like note-taking and diary-sharing for a brief moment than it is... Continue Reading →

Gifted Art Film Portraits

[www.gofundme.com/f/buy-4x5-film-to-gift-art-portraits-of-people - You can help this project with a contribution to buy more film.] "I PHOTOGRAPH THEIR LIGHT, AND THERE'S NOTHING MORE SPECIAL!" As I hold up the old wooden camera by its thin leather handle, a camera that feels like a step out of time, a throwback to the early days of photography, their... Continue Reading →

We’re Bored Because We’re Boring

As Americans, we were taught from an early age that the great American dream is to get more and keep getting. Buying is the thing that makes us happiest.   Shopping became a pastime. Something we were encouraged to do. A lot.   Then the pandemic shut the stores. The economy was all atwitter. "What... Continue Reading →

Four Photos, Just Four Photos

Four. (4). Just 1+1+1+1. I've been going out with the Graflex Speed Graphic and Ebony 4x5 with the purpose of making photographs. But not some unknown number of photographs, four photographs. Just four. Can you imagine going out and shooting only four photographs? Just four exposures? I only bring two film holders. Yesterday, (I'm only... 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 →

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