...the less people there are who look like real photographers out in the field. Hence, the more the real photographers stand out. (Yes, I am calling phone photographers not real photographers--to me they're not.) Not to take anything away from phone photographers--they're documenting their world for a moment's look. They're notetaking their life. That's not... Continue Reading →
I Went to Disney World. No Photographers. No Cameras In Sight.
That thing at the top of this post, when printed on paper, used to be a cherished snapshot. A photographic memory. Not anymore. Now, it no longer exists. What's the first thing you think to pack when you go on a vacation to somewhere special? A camera of course. (Or if you're me, several!) Sure,... Continue Reading →
My Phone is For Calls, Leave a Message
I heard a professional photographer recently talking about how great his new phone camera is and I thought, boy, I never want to have the computer techs at Apple or Google dictating what my photographs will look like. Have you ever looked at Instagram or Flickr and seen the photographs and how they all look... Continue Reading →
“How Much Do I Get?”
I was handing out Halloween candy and had the usual polite kids with their parents taking candy with the traditional line, "Trick or treat." One adult came up asking for a Tootsie Roll, and we were in business--we had them! But the one visitor that surprised me was a young girl, about 15, who came... 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 →
Why the Instant Reflex to Capture Everything?
Everywhere I go, no matter what the event, the scene, the purpose, as soon as anything happens, it can be a marching band or a person opening a gift, everyone pulls out a phone and starts recording. Everyone. Why the instant reflex, the need to capture everything? Everything. Is it a natural reflex to get... Continue Reading →