• 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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  • Review

    KEF M500 Headphones

    In a word...superb

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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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Craft & Vision Podcast: David duChemin

“I just want people to get lost in the sense that they follow their own curiosity.” – David duChemin David duChemin is a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author and the accidental founder of Craft […]

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On Taking Pictures #146: Pattern Recognition Machine

This week, we’re going deep into discussing the power of a single photograph. Social or emotional impact notwithstanding, are photographs (or art for that matter) better with additional context? Also, you’ll never believe what Carol […]

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Fragile Heroes: A Conversation with Sandra Chevrier [Q&A]

“The aesthetic is important to capture the eye of the viewer, but without a message it would be empty.” – Sandra Chevrier Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes I don’t remember where I first saw the work […]

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KEF M500 Headphones [Review]

Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes I’m not an audiophile by any means, but as I find myself spending more and more time in headphones (both listening to and recording podcasts), I thought it was time to […]

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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman [Review]

“I didn’t want to be a ‘woman photographer.’ That would limit me. I wanted to be a photographer who was a woman, with all the world open to my camera.” – Eve Arnold Listen Subscribe […]

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Between Chaos & Control, Part One [Guest Post]

“Creativity is when chaos and control come together – you and the work become connected and energized.” – Kristopher Matheson Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes You’ve read about or talked with someone who you think is […]

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Building a Website [Part 1 of 3]

Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes One of the questions I get asked over and over is “What should I use to build my own website?” If you’ve listened to episodes of On Taking Pictures, you might […]

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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.”