Category Archives: Scene through my viewfinder

Interesting places

I joined a Meetup group by the name of Arizona Photo Events. I especially enjoy that they hold photo shoots in places I either would not think of or would not have access to by myself. I’ve been to a … Continue reading

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Seeing beauty where you find it

Jade Beall is working on a photography project to celebrate women, especially women who might be inclined to find fault with their physical appearance. Her basic premise is that women who have given birth are often changed physically by the … Continue reading

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To pause and reflect

I delivered a photo book to my friend Tina Clark yesterday. The book contains pictures from several sessions with her. There are important differences between viewing photos on paper compared to seeing them on a computer screen. For example, the … Continue reading

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When too much is just right

The object of photography, in my opinion, is to make an expressive image, not necessarily a technically perfect one. This photo is supersaturated with color. The slider would not go any farther. I did this to express the insincerity of … Continue reading

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The power of playfulness

Both the photographer and the model learn a lot from a walk on the wild side, photographically speaking. Being playful lets the spirit soar in a way that is often lasting. The genie never goes back in the bottle, so … Continue reading

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Here’s not looking at you

Many of my favorite photographs are of people who are not looking at the camera, and who may not even be aware they are being recorded. The slide show contains a few examples. The most common approach to photographing people … Continue reading

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I visit Graceland

I just returned from a reunion¬†with my two best Marine Corps buddies in Arkansas. We made a side trip to Memphis to see Graceland while we were there. The weather was hot and humid, and Graceland was crowded. The use … Continue reading

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