Creativity and constraints

Most of us don’t have to create in our lives. We all live and create with enough constraints. Whether it is not enough money, not enough time or thinking that we need the latest gear – we all have at least one. You will find that there’s a fine line between constraints and excuses. I…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Hugues Krafft

Hugues Krafft was a photographer born in Paris, 1853. He travelled around the world, and visited Japan in 1882–1883. He left numerous quality photographs of the period. He was among the first to use instantaneous photography in Japan. He used a Zeiss camera with gelatine-silver bromide plates, a process which became widely available in 1880,…

Seeing the small details

‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’ – Dorothea Lange Most often when I am out photographing, I get questioned by curious passers-by who are often unable to figure out what I am doing or trying to do. The most important thing that I have learned on this…

Lap around the shore

At prospect of visiting my mother’s hometown, my thought was to visit Lake Togo. The lake is the largest part of a lagoon separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow coastal strip. The point where the lake meets the ocean an be clearly seen from the shores of Aneho. Once again I was excited…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – William Bell

William H. Bell was an English-born American photographer born in Liverpool, England, in 1830. He was known for his photographs of western landscapes taken as part of the Wheeler expedition in 1872. He also wrote articles on the dry plate process and other techniques for various photography journals. He immigrated to the United States with his…

The voices within

We all hear voices and whether they are our own is entirely a different thing. We are surrounded by them. They can be our own, others even friends or family. Things get complicated when we are surrounded by too many external voices and forget to listen to our own. It is well known that artists…

Unexpected Challenges

Some would think that the most challenging aspect of photography would either be planning/capture or the processing of images. The most challenging part for me lately has been the naming. Others prefer not to name their images and they are valid reasons not to do so. I’d learned early on that naming is what works…

Expectations

Expectation is such a big thing when we head out to capture image. The pressure get even worse when we have a particular outcome in mind and time is of the essence. The question that I have for you today is whether our expectations are realistic. Personally, I only have the luxury of heading out…

Patience

It is a very rare occasion that I get to process my images within 24hrs of capture. Some photographers prefer to process their images straight after capture. I prefer to wait and I’ve learned that being patient has its own results. They are several reasons as to why this process works for me. There are…

Expression, Perspectives and Timing

As individuals, we are all different. I am an introvert and an over thinker. I can force myself into into social situations. However, I am not one for small talks as I find small talks draining. Somehow I have found myself in the creative world and creating a blog and permanently putting my thoughts out…