What is the zone system in photography?

Photography is a great creative tool that allows us to express ourselves. Just as everything the whole idea can be daunting if not understood clearly. One of those very intimidating concept is the Zone System. The Zone System was a technique formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer in 1930. It was a standard technique…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – André Kertész

Born in Budapest, Kertész taught himself how to use a camera and had his first photos published while a member of the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. Kertész emigrated to Paris in 1925, where he became acquainted with members of the Dada movement, he achieved critical and commercial success. In Paris he found critical and commercial…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Minor White

Minor White was an American photographer and is one of the masters of photographic modernism. his first creative efforts were in poetry and he took took 5 years to complete a sequence of a hundred sonnets while working as a waiter and bartender. It is after moving to Portland in 1938 that his photography career began. First,…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Michael Kenna

Good morning everyone, Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend. I like to start the week with my inspiration as they allow me to open my mind to new things, new possibilities and new ways of seeing things. The photographer's work whose work has inspired and continued to do is Michael Kenna. A great photographer's…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ansel Adams

Good morning everyone, Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend. Lately, I've found myself posting images of photographers that inspire me so I thought rather than just name then I would just share what I find inspiring about their work. The photographer I would like to share Ansel Adams, a photographer well known for his…

What makes for the perfect portrait?

It's no secret that I've always been fascinated portraits. Give a strong Black & White portrait and I am sold each time. Lately I've been wondering what makes for a good portrait? When I started on this journey, the photographers who's work inspired me most where Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Frank. Different…