Category Archives: classes

more learning

For the past several weeks, I’ve been heavily into working on technique. Mainly, it’s been post-processing. But I also decided to take a little class on using flash, which was something that I was still a bit fuzzy about. Taking … Continue reading

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what it is

Is this photo confusing? Certainly, it doesn’t seem that way to me. It’s a moody still life — a moldering apple, a little sprig of raspberries, a green leaf, and a dried up reddish flower. They’re seen from a low … Continue reading

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at it again

Last week Wednesday, another session of the class I took last fall and spring started. Some of the folks in it are new, so that should be interesting. Also, many of the people I spent the most time with last … Continue reading

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breakthrough

It’s been too long; but sometimes life gets in the way. The photograph here was part of my final work for the class I was taking this spring. It was an element of a triptych that was to be somehow … Continue reading

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abstraction as metaphor

When creating a photograph, there is an inner vision that guides the process. Whether one works directly from the world as it presents itself while wandering about or in the studio where the photograph is worked up consciously, there is … Continue reading

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biography

Last week, the assignment for my class was to do a self-portrait that was not a literal self-portrait. For me, this wasn’t a particularly challenging assignment, for the most part, because I think any intentional photograph has an element of … Continue reading

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staging

  Had a couple of meetings now for the class I’m taking. The dynamics of the group are quite different than in the fall. Then, most of us were roughly in a similar place with our photography: mostly comfortable with the technical … Continue reading

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changing weather

Today was 30 degrees F warmer than yesterday and people were starting to get their spring enthusiasm going. Walking around with a coffee, loosening their winter coats, sitting in sunny areas that have been covered with snow for months. For … Continue reading

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growing as an artist

In November and December, I took a masterclass with Tom McInvaille, one of the more established photographers here in Madison. Since this was during the time I was first getting involved with and exploring the possibilities of Google +, I … Continue reading

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