Time to Shoot


Photography by the heart and mind

To see is to see differently each day things that may have become commonplace or are brightly new. It is the eye of an artist that opens the mind to the wonderful possibilities that exist all around.

My philosophy

Great images can just happen. Arthur (Weegee) Fellig's "f8 and be there" or they can be meticulously planned and anticipated such as with Ansel Adams' iconic landscapes. There is much to like about today's ease of capturing images and much to dislike. The overwhelming number of images available has led to a general decline in the quality of work we observe. While it is easy to use an analog or digital device to capture an image; it is not as easy to define what one sees, feels or thinks and convert that into a memorable image. There is a general lack of understanding of what makes a successful photograph. This lack of understanding often is related to the photographer's lack of vision, lack of artistic skills and/or technical abilities.

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Ansel Adams

A little about the photographer

I've spent many years taking photographs, looking at photographs, reading about photographs and talking about photographs. It's the first 10,000 images that are worthless. Maybe I am beginning to understand what I am doing, how to do it and express what I see and feel...maybe not.

“The Look” and “Freya”

Both of these were just juried into a gallery show.

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