Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).
HT0640 - Winter Light
In photographic circles, there is so much attention given to the "golden hour." But I think this is really misnamed. It's not the golden color that is so magical, but rather the angular light that brings out the texture and detail in subjects. That angular light happens at mid-day during winter.
HT0639 - The Subject and the Meta-subject
There is the thing you photographed, and then there is the reason you photographed it. The art part of photography is all about the latter. Why did Edward Weston photograph those bananas and pears, and why does the pepper become the famous one? "Why" is always a more interesting question than "what."
HT0638 - Your Collectible Books
Will your heirs know which of your photo books in your library are collectibles and worth some serious money? Here is a way you can keep track of your library with a terrific book database app, Collectorz.com
HT0637 - Not Merely Objects
Those little things you have in your house that you've collected over the years are not merely trinkets. They are the story of your life. This might very well be the ideal start for an image and text project.
LW1222 - Ten Reasons Images Fail
Now that I've recognized things I've done that result in image failures, I have strategies to avoid making these mistakes again.
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HT0636 - Black Friday
I wish people would get as excited about a new book or an exhibition as we can and do about discounts on a new lens purchase.