Jeffery Saddoris

Process Driven: Jon Wilkening

When I was a junior in high school I took my first photography class and one of the things we had to do before we got to shoot with the “real” cameras — in our case, they were Pentax K1000s loaded with Tri-X — was to build a pinhole camera from one of the round […]

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Elliott Erwitt’s New York / Paris Box Set [Review]

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt   I could go on for pages about what I think of Elliott Erwitt’s […]

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Doug, Country Music and a Dozen Eggs

“Just because something’s old don’t mean it’s outta style.” – Doug Eaton, Kensington Television Service Just north of Washington DC is the town of Kensington, Maryland. Part of Montgomery County, it began in 1873 as Knowles Station, a stop on the recently completed Metropolitan Branch of the B&O railroad. It became Kensington in 1894 when […]

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Miss Scarlet and Miss Brown

One of the things I’ve really loved about visiting Washington DC is the ability to walk so many places—something that I seldom get the chance to do in the sprawling suburbs ouside of Los Angeles. I’ve been to DC three times and each trip seems to build on the previous one in terms of the scope of […]

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Five Takeaways From Casey Neistat’s Daily Vlog

“Our job as creators is to further define any medium.” – Casey Neistat If you’re an On Taking Pictures listener, you know how inspired I am by Casey Neistat. For those of you who have never heard the name, Casey is a filmmaker based in NYC who has built a career by following his passion for […]

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Finding the Path Between Passion and Purpose

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha   On a recent trip to DC, I was walking through the city looking for interesting things to photograph. One of the great things about a big city is that there’s always something to […]

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Paris Photo LA 2015

Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the […]

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It’s Not About The F-Stop [Review]

I was a fan of Jay Maisel long before I ever knew who he was or what he did for a living. I was in high school and was over at a friend’s house listening to records. My friend had amazing taste in music and introduced me to progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, The […]

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I’m Rethinking Social Media

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie With all of the various alert and notification options on my Mac, my iPad and my iPhone, the din of social media can be deafening […]

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