Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eastern Wahoo Leaves (Organized Neatly)

I had to "borrow" a few leaves from my neighbor's tree last week:

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Camera Tattoo

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This Morning's Harvest in Spectral Order

Our tiny 1.5' x 17' urban garden has done well this summer. (Here's an Instagram photo of our narrow garden from mid-August.) Now that it's October, it's slowing down a bit. Here's what I harvested with my son today:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Make a Photobook. Kind of.

Some pretty bad advice from Blake Andrews on how to make a photo book:

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Friday, September 19, 2014

First Week of the Semester...

This is a photo I recently Instagrammed of the whiteboard in my classroom:

I love this time in the semester...

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Chuck Close on Inspiration

Found this great Chuck Close quote recently on Facebook (I may have shared part of this quote before):

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case.
- Chuck Close

Monday, September 01, 2014

There Are Always Two People in Every Picture

Photojojo has been producing free photo-related downloadable photos/quotes over the last few months. Here are 3 Ansel Adams quotes that caught my attention:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there.
-Eve Arnold

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Can You Use That Image?

Visual.ly just posted a helpful flowchart regarding your rights to use an image. I haven't fact-checked all of this (in fact, I think the sidebar that says "...it is generally considered acceptable to redistribute an image that was originally intended to be publicly viewed by the creator" isn't totally correct by US law), but it's a decent insight into copyright law.

CLICK HERE to see it larger on Visual.ly.

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