Category Archives: Photographic Technology

new technologies that impact the creative process in photography

Nature Fantasies


Photography of nature is a popular past time for many. Although it isn’t necessarily easy to pull off nature photography well, it is a pretty easily accessible subject, often spectacular, and doesn’t talk back. There are no modeling fees involved, … Continue reading

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Revolution in a Photograph – Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Ai Weiwei


Two photographs published by artists of themselves have generated a great deal of controversy recently. The geographic and cultural distance between the two artists is worlds apart, but their response to repression through a photograph and it’s distribution through the … Continue reading

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Teaching Photography As If Nothing Has Changed


We teach photography as if nothing has changed; as if silver had never been swapped out for pixels. If fact, that is how we act, as if the silver grains on film frames were switched with pixels on sensors with … Continue reading

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Transformative Moments


A photograph transforms a moment in time into a window through which the invisible becomes visible. …inspired by Henri Nouwen

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Managing the Image


Sorting through the catalog The images that a photographer accumulates over time are an extensive collection of creative acts, or at least, partial expressions of ideas. Any photographer who makes images for a living…or to live…creates thousands of tiny images … Continue reading

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Creating the Image –


Previewing the options Photographers used Polaroids for many years to preview an exposure.  It wasn’t instantaneous, but it gave a quick two-dimensional rendering of the scene. Unfortunately that technique was expensive and was most suitable in a studio situation with … Continue reading

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Knowing the possibilities of digital manipulation


Understanding the characteristics of the photographic medium has always been essential for a photographer in order to imagine the possibilities.  A key concept for beginning photography students is arriving at a comprehension of the negative – positive process and being … Continue reading

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