• Photography

    Investing vs. Indulgence

    Patrick Shipstad on investing the time to explore and refine your art and finding your creative voice.

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  • Q&A

    Fragile Heroes

    Sandra Chevrier's work is both striking and alluring, combining masculine and feminine forms and energies and only gets more interesting the more you look at it.

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  • Guest Post

    Between Chaos & Control

    Creativity is when chaos and control come together, you and the work become connected and energized. It’s in this state when the joys of creativity are often found, as well are the pangs of despair and failure.

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The Things We Do For Love: Why Self-Investing Isn't Self-Indulgence

“It’s about investing the time to explore and refine your art and finding your creative voice.” – Patrick Shipstad Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes When a child shows an interest in something like sports, the arts, activities, […]

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On Taking Pictures #149: It’s a Little Bit of a Ghost

This week, what a difference a week makes. We begin with some followup to last week’s show and discuss expectation, process vs product and how for some (me) Artist is not the same as artist. […]

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An Unlikely Recovery

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes On a recent episode of On Taking Pictures, Bill and I were discussing the story of […]

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Craft & Vision Podcast: Corwin Hiebert

Your photography business isn’t about your photography. It’s about your business. Your friends and family tell you how talented you are—that your photographs are so good that you should do it professionally. The idea is […]

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On Taking Pictures #147: Artistic Post-It® Notes

This week, should there be standards defining what is and isn’t photojournalism? Plus, are labels important, necessary or just noise? We also take a look at a potential alternative to Photoshop, the new Affinity Photo. […]

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Between Chaos & Control, Part Two [Guest Post]

“Being constantly creative and producing new works for people to enjoy and criticize is both intensely satisfying and painstakingly difficult.” – Kristopher Matheson Part One of Between Chaos & Control is available here. Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes […]

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ON TAKING PICTURES

ON TAKING PICTURES

Every week, hosts Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman take on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images.

CRAFT & VISION

CRAFT & VISION

Host Jeffery Saddoris sits down for engaging conversations with creative photographers who are exploring new ways of seeing, refining and expressing their own unique vision.

PROCESS DRIVEN

PROCESS DRIVEN

Frank, in-depth conversations with makers and creators across a range of disciplines, including photography, art, film and design to talk not only about the what and the how of creativity, but also the why.

A Wellspring of Inspiration

Drink as much as you like

Ray Bradbury

"Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things."

Charles Mingus

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”