Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rebecca Lepkoff

‘I didn’t ask for permission to photograph someone.. I’d hand around such a long time in the area that people got used to me… At that time, people weren’t about the camera.’ – Rebecca Lepkoff Rebecca Lepkoff was an American photographer born in 1916. She grew up in a tenement on Hester Street in the […]

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architecture, Photography

Learning to see beyond the obvious

Ever since I was a child, I’d always have a book in hand. My earliest memory of books was of my grand mother reading to me at bedtime and teaching me to read when I was about 4 years old. I still remember fondly the many folktales that read to me and as an adult, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Szarkowski

“Luck is the attentive photographer’s best teacher.” – John Szarkowski John Szarkowski, was an American photographer and curator born on December 18, 1925, Ashland, Wisconsin. He became interested in photography at the age eleven. In World War II Szarkowski served in the U.S. Army, after which he graduated in 1947 in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He then […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

The benefit of practicing our photography

Although I’ve picked up my first camera for almost ten years, they are still many aspects of photography that I still love and many aspects that keep me curious. One thing that I often do is practice my photography. In this instance, I am not talking about capturing images but practicing different aspects of my […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Learning the craft of photography

One thing that I love about photography is the constant learning. There’s always some new to learn. We all have different ways to learn. In this digital age, we are lucky enough to have YouTube, google and many amazing platforms available to all of us to learn from. Some of which are free and some […]

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Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence John Laughlin

“The creative photographer sets free the human contents of objects; and imparts humanity to the inhuman world around him.” – Clarence John Laughlin Clarence John Laughlin was an American photographer born in 1905. He was best known for his surrealist photographs of the American South. His rocky childhood, southern heritage, and interest in literature influenced his work greatly. […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann was a German photographer born in Cottbus in 1815, Brandenburg. Wehrnert-Beckmann first worked as a hairdresser in Dresden in 1839. There, in 1840, she met her future husband, Eduard Wehnert a photographer,  who introduced her to the daguerrotype process and to the recently introduced colour-tinting process based on glass-plate negatives which allowed an unlimited number of prints. In 1843, […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

The art of imperfection

Perfection – we all seek it in our photography, even though we all know that realistically it is simply unattainable. From time to time, I get the idea of the perfect image in my mind. Then I chase it until I produce it. Aiming high is always a good thing but it can lead to […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

“Black and white is mix of toughest simplicity and easiest complexity.” ― Vikrmn, Corpkshetra Striking photographs do not have to be of anything in particular, it is the way you compose them that counts. Bold shapes, strong lines, rich tones and arresting camera angles can turn everyday subjects into exciting images. The further removed from reality they […]

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architecture, Behind The Image, Photography

Photographing Florence

Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. Florence was the home to the Renaissance. It is in Florence that the new […]

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