12 episodes

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).

LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process Brooks Jensen

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 336 Ratings

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).

    HT1428 - Landscape Lens

    HT1428 - Landscape Lens

    Why do so many photographers automatically think that the idea landscape lens is a wide angle or even ultra-wide lens? Isn't the idea landscape lens the one that allows you to compose whatever image you are trying to make at the time? For me, three quarters of the time that's going to be a telephoto lens.

    • 2 min
    LW1335 - Things I Wish I'd Learned Sooner

    LW1335 - Things I Wish I'd Learned Sooner

    In the long learning curve that is required in the beginning phases of photography, we tend to concentrate our effort on all the technical and procedural aspects of the craft. That leaves precious little time for issues that are ultimately much more important. Here are a few of them that I wish had not been so neglected in my artistic infancy.

    • 12 min
    HT1427 - Pay Attention to the Edges

    HT1427 - Pay Attention to the Edges

    I know I've mentioned this before, but it's been a while and a reminder might be useful. It is far too tempting for us to pay attention to the central areas of a photograph and forget about the problems the creep in around the edges

    • 2 min
    HT1426 - Seven Basics of Color

    HT1426 - Seven Basics of Color

    With every image, one of the fundamental and first decisions that needs to be made is about its rendition in color. Is this image better in natural color, pastel color, hypercolor, psychedelic color, neutral black and white, toned black and white, or as a hybrid rendition.

    • 2 min
    HT1425 - The Opposite Direction

    HT1425 - The Opposite Direction

    In general, most of us want more sharpness, more color, more clarity, more vibrance, in our pictures. Curiously enough, there can be benefits in the exact opposite direction by making images that are blurry, desaturated, less clear, and have dull colors. Creativity, like human emotions, points in every direction imaginable.

    • 2 min
    HT1424 - That Genre You've Not Tried

    HT1424 - That Genre You've Not Tried

    Each of us have a type of photography that is our favorite. Instead of constricting ourselves to just that one type of work, what can we learn from other types of photography and adapt to our work?

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

Jarhead0369 ,

Well worth your time.

Many photography podcasts go for too long, this is well-done and concise.

VJWild ,

Quick powerful bits of wisdom

I’ve had this podcast on my feed for a few months now and only recently did I start listening. Big mistake!! I should’ve been listening WAY sooner. The episodes are meditative and make the lightbulb above my head flick on. Highly recommended for creatives of any medium!!

Christen Humphries ,

Thoughtful analysis of creativity

Daily musings on the creative process, and my new favorite podcast for artists.

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