The importance of personal work in photography

When we first start our photography journey, we start just like everybody else. What fuels us during those humble beginning is the curiosity to learn and the passion to create. What do we really like about photography? Whether it is the click of the shutter, the perfect light, the story or simply expressing ourselves, there's…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier was considered to be one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of photography as a career for women. Originally named Gertrude Stanton, born in 1852,  the portrait photographer who was one of the founders…

Variations series – Simplicity vs Intricacies

The full Variations series is finally completed. This series is something that started totally accidentally. From time to time, I set myself assignments is order to hone my composition skills. My aim for this exercise was to create variations from the same subject. Halfway through the exercise, I realised that this is very similar to…

Why is sharpness sometimes so overrated in black and white photography?

In this digital age, it seems as though we worry more about the number of pixels our cameras can capture and our image quality more than creativity and celebrating the art of creating. In photography, they are so many rules and technical attributes and this has been widely accepted and the megapixels can become an…

Using ND filters for night photography

When I first tried my hand at night photography, there were something about the images that left me unsatisfied. To be quite honest, the images were simply dull and not what I was looking forward to especially  since  the images will later be in black and white. I wanted a result that captured the city…