Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston was a photographer from Highland Park, Illinois.  He began photographing at the age of sixteen after receiving a Bull’s Eye #2 camera from his father. Weston’s first photographs captured the parks of Chicago and his aunt’s farm. In 1906, after the publication of his first photograph in Camera and Darkroom, he moved…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry. Born in Portland, Oregon. In 1901, at the age of 18, Cunningham bought her first camera, a 4×5 inch view camera, from the American School of Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She soon lost interest and sold the camera to a…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Hiroshi Sugimoto

“Art is technique: a means by which to materialize the invisible realm of the mind.” — Hiroshi Sugimoto It is impossible to simply write about his work. To say that it is different that most of works seen out there. Sugimoto's enigmatic images transports you to another dimension. It's tempting to see animism in his…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Often referred to as Mexico's most celebrated fine art photographer, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, life and work spanned the entire 20th century, relentlessly captured the history of the country's evolving social and geopolitical atmosphere. He first picked up a camera and began taking pictures before enrolling in night classes in painting in 1917, and sought instruction…

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…