The magic of unpredictability in photography

As far as I could remember, I've had everything planned. From what I studied, where I would go to school and so on............... The only problem was that life gave me a rude awakening and taught me that things don't always go according to plan. It took me a long time to admit this. For…

Are you telling your story through your photography?

"When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas" - T.S.Eliot     Choices, choices... We are overrun with choices. The choice of camera, which lens to use, which camera is the best at this and that and we forget the fundamentals of…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. She grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of the 1920s and 1930s. At the age of 10, she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex. She began by photographing her friends and teachers at school. At 17 years old she took a monumental bicycle trip…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Duane Michals

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways." — Duane Michals Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives within a series of images. Blending images with…

Should the final stage of photography be the print?

As more consume more and more images online and digital screens, the question that is commonly raised is whether printing should be the final stage. Henri Cartier - Bresson once said that "the final act of photography is the print." His instincts were toward the final physical print as opposed to pages in books. For many…