When Using Color in Street Photography Makes Sense

Digital, Ricoh GR  “The East Atlanta Strut”, Georgia, 2014    8/16/16 EDITED: Original post, September 29, 2014. I wholeheartedly embrace the idea that monochrome lends a certain beauty to a photograph that demands more of both the photograph and the photographer. However, the subject of color versus black and white is interesting to me, so I…

Alternative Street Photography Subjects: Birds

Digital, Ricoh GR   Classic street photography by definition features the human condition within public places. What is a street photographer to do when a beautiful scene sometimes is missing a human? I am beginning a collection called Alternative Street Photography Subjects beginning with the 3 images above. Today’s alternative subject is the pigeon. This collection…

Fine Southern Street Spirit

Location: Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta Olympus E-P2, digital July 4, 2014 Finding Edgewood in Yang… even the structures

How I Use The Pocket Light Meter iPhone App With Analog Photography

 An indespensible app for analog (film) photographers I have several old 35mm and 120 film cameras. Some do not have a meter. The Pocket Light Meter iPhone App by NuWaste Studios takes the suffering out of getting the right shot by allowing you to take control depending on what you want to make of the image. In…

Songs in the Key of Blue

The Different Shades of Key West’s Sea Life The sea life as well as the street photography in the keys are colorful. Here is a small handful of examples. Digital, Olympus E-P2

7 Images & 7 Steps to Lifting Away Life Blocks

For non-artists, it’s called an “existential crisis” – the feeling like your life needs a complete and total overhaul, lest your entire existence be rendered meaningless. You want change and you don’t know where to find it. For artists, it’s called a dry spell or a complete creative block (or some artists experience BOTH a…

Finding The Artist’s Way

How to get unstuck from creative fanaticism (for the overachiever) I’ve been stuck for months trying to find my direction or a deeper sense of where my artist wants to go. Frustrated and tired of waiting (and utilizing my old, methodical, driven ways of moving forward), I began re-reading the Artist’s Way for the 5th time…

From Atlanta to Chattanooga

Digital, Nikon D300 Tennessee/Georgia November, 2013 I don’t shoot with my DSLR much these days, nor do I shoot many landscapes, but I enjoyed stepping into that style for a little while this weekend. Click on the image below to see the set on Flickr: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Portland Streets: Their Own Colorful Character

Their cool, colorful street colors and random art objects are Portland’s way of showing off it’s confidence When I’m not shooting street photography, I’m often looking for interesting street scenes (without people in them), such as cool signage or architecture. As I let my Pacific Northwest film and digital images sit and marinate over the last…