Category Archives: Design of Photography

Elements and principles of design in photography

Louis Draper: Retrospective at Candela Books + Gallery


The Louis Draper retrospective at Candela Books + Gallery is a quiet and persistent telling of  another side to mid-20th century life in the United States that stands in stark contrast to the  clean-cut and oversimplified suburban lifestyle that is … Continue reading

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Summer announces itself in Richmond with Unbound 2! at Candela Books + Gallery


It is hard to tell if summer will ever arrive in Richmond, Virginia this year, but a good omen is the announcement of the opening of Unbound2!, the annual summer invitational exhibition at Candela Books + Gallery running July 5 … Continue reading

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At Candela Books + Gallery – Louviere + Vanessa: Counterfeit


Counterfeit is the perfect title for an exhibition layered in irony and built with large-scale images of microscopic digital scans of global currency pressed with gold leaf and embedded in resin. Each image is extravagantly framed with unique  carved wood … Continue reading

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Landscape Photography – Three Photographers, Three Visions


(Puche, 2013b) The landscape of nature is like the human figure – it is a subject with endless possibilities for expression. Photographs of the environment can be appreciated simply for their depiction of beauty; they can reveal truths about our … Continue reading

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Photography – in – Progress: Needles & Thorns


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Critique – New York Times 2011 Year in Pictures


Photojournalists face the daunting challenge of capturing newsworthy moments, often in dangerous situations, in a manner that communicates the essence of the event or issue. In addition to delivering substance (the news content), they must also use design, lighting, exposure, … Continue reading

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Cuesta de Miranda


Villa Union to Chilecito, La Rioja – Cuesta de Miranda has been a communication  and travel route since pre-hispanic times. The mountain overpass has seen several battles including the famous Batalla de Cuesta de Miranda between the federales and the … Continue reading

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Fotonotes Introduction


Fotonotes is a blog of personal reflections on photography. There is not particular theme or aspect of photography that will narrow the discussion, rather, I am interested in all manifestations of photography. I plan to use this blog to explore … Continue reading

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