The Creative Experience and Photographing Nature

Why are those of us who photograph nature moved to do so? Undoubtedly because we like the images we produce – They are beautiful, dramatic, striking. But I want to suggest there is a broader creative experience involved. An artist I much admire is Guy Tal. Tal identifies himself as “Artist, Photographer, Writer.” Significantly, he says he is not a photographic artist, but rather…

Orchids / Capture One

I’ve posted orchid pictures before (New York Orchid Show), but these have been reprocessed. The images were captured raw in the Fuji XPro-2 (handheld) and processed completely in Capture One Pro. (Click images for larger.) Along with the transition from Nikon to Fuji (From Nikon to Fuji), I have recently decided to drop Lightroom (along with other Adobe applications) and try Capture One. There…

On Art, Photography, and the Contemporary Age

The New York Times today has an article featuring a panel of art people discussing and attempting to create a list of “the 25 works of art that define the contemporary age.” I find this article — and the exercise — highly problematic. The article notes the questionable exclusion of works in significant genres: “Few paintings were singled out; land art was almost entirely…

The Creative Experience and Photographing Nature

Why are those of us who photograph nature moved to do so? Undoubtedly because we like the images we produce – They are beautiful, dramatic, striking. But I want to suggest there is a broader creative experience involved. An artist I much admire is Guy Tal. Tal identifies himself as “Artist, Photographer, Writer.” Significantly, he says he is not a photographic artist, but rather…

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