How to approach your photography as art

What this site IS about

  • Focus on making art, developing a style: Photography as art.
  • A passion fulfillment first, income next: its all about maximum enjoyment.
  • Articulating your goals, why your photographs matter.
  • Learning to see. Techniques becomes second nature, then you can be fully present in the moment. That is when the magic happens.
  • Being a complete photographer, which means curating your own work, and then physically manifesting your art via prints and/or photo books. So important in this digital age.
  • Mostly Philly focused imagery. That is where I live and I enjoy documenting its revival.

What this site is NOT about

  • Gear. I may post once in a while about what I uses but this is not a gear review site, there are plenty out there already.
  • Travel photo site. Scenic photos are nice but relying on exotic locations to make your photos stand out is weak. Again, plenty of site already focus on this. You realize, of course, that even famous photographers make more money from courses and exotic location workshops then from their actual photographs sold. That is just the way it is nowadays with newspapers laying off photographers etc.
  • Wedding/baby/high school portraits. This is exactly the type of photography I run from. That is a JOB and full of hassles.

What’s in it for you?

  • Follow along and learn with me as I develop my craft and expand my social media reach. I will share what works and not. Its a brave new world with social media and photographers need to be immersed in it. I am talking about you, INSTAGRAM.
  • Tips on using Adobe LightRoom. You do use LightRoom? There is no excuse. If you are not serious enough to use it, then maybe this site is not for you.
  • I like this quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson:

Your first 10,000 photos are the worst.

  • Treating your photography as art implies a serious commitment to getting better. And you do that by taking pictures, often. Like the Beatles who spent 3 years in Hamburg, Germany refining their music, playing in clubs every night. When they returned to London they were polished and an instant success.
  • Curated articles from the web that are worth a read.
  • Recommendations on books, courses and tools that will expand your vision and skills.
  • Methods to monetize your skills.

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