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Photographing the Same Thing Over and Over I was born in Houston, Texas. That’s a long way from where I now live in New Jersey. Never in a million years growing up did I think I’d live on the east coast. But that’s where I am. Most kids from Texas don’t aspire to move to the east coast…. because if you’ve never been up here, it’s hard to imagine how so many people can find happiness so close together. Because of the 2008 recession, I ended up taking a job on the east coast in that year and moved to…

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Best Lens for Landscape Photography for Canon Cameras

Best Lens for Landscape Photography for Canon Cameras “Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.” – Wikipedia   Notable landscape photographers include Ansel Adams, Mark Gray, Galen Rowell, and Edward Weston. – Wikipedia   Landscape photographers are adventurers who know no limits and push their photo-hunting, wanderlusting souls to extremes so they can capture the drama in nature.   That’s not me. I’m a landscape artist who spends time on the ground pushing my macro lens kit into the next…

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Photography Projects: Focusing on One Concept at a Time

Photography Projects: Focusing on One Concept at a Time Most new photographers set out to take photos of whatever crosses their path at that moment in time. We’ve all been there, trying to figure out what to shoot… what would “look cool”? What would look like “my favorite Instagram photographer’s work”? And, that’s all good – for beginner photographers. That’s part of the process of being/becoming an artist, a photographer, and an explorer. A photography explorer has to find their way, uncover what resonates with them and snap a shit-ton of photos along the way! But after a while, every…

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Macro Expressionism Tenets 2 & 3 Explained

Macro Expressionism Of the 7 Tenets of Macro Expressionism I want to combine #’s 2 and 3 in this article. All of the concepts work together to create the sum of my idea for abstract macro photography, but I want to create more of a conversation around my points to flesh out what each tenet means overall.   #2 Subjective views of minute details: All of photography or art, or creative endeavors in general, is the result of one’s feeling about what “looks good, looks right or sounds good” in the world.   As artists we begin to create what…

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Macro Expressionism When I was writing a Manifesto of Macro Expressionism, I identified 7 core elements for my approach to the style of macro photography I focus on. The tenets may seem redundant on the surface so I am working towards grounding and defining each concept so it can stand on its own merit and have a unique context. This post and the rest to follow are drafts which may be edited as I work through them.   The 7 Tenets of Macro Expressionism are: Emphasize non-representational subject matter Subjective views of minute details Expose the unseen Action and movement toward or away…

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