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).
LW1282 - Photography Needs to Be Hard
Has photography become too easy? Or has the technology of photography become so easy that the challenge has shifted. Making a visually interesting, emotionally powerful, meaningful piece of artwork is as difficult as it has ever been. That's becoming more and more obvious as the challenges of the craft parts of photography evaporate with the ever more sophisticated technology.
HT1056 - Oliver Gagliani's Eyesight
Aging photographers are engaged in a race to used their cumulative wisdom and training before their body prevents them from accomplishing their goals. That lesson was one of the greatest ones I learned from Oliver Gagliani.
HT1055 - Composition As Gesture
I like to think that composition is not a static way of geometrically arranging the objects in a picture, but rather arranging what's inside the frame so that the image makes a visual gesture. This brings a life to the photograph that static geometry cannot.
HT1054 - The Problem with White
The problem with pure white is that it has no detail, no texture, and no life. Pure white is the absence of all color and is just a blank spot. The trick with white is to preserve detail.
HT1053 - Your Personal Turning Point
Almost every photographer I've talked to has a turning point story. Something happens and your philosophy and the direction of your photography change dramatically. It's almost as though that is a necessary process in our creative life.
HT1052 - Be Prepared to Not Take Pictures
What happens when you are out photographing and you are simply not motivated to make photographs? Is it better to push yourself into a creative model, or is there another approach that can get your creative juices flowing?
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!!
Thoughtful analysis of creativity
Daily musings on the creative process, and my new favorite podcast for artists.
This is simply the best photography podcast. It is the one that makes me think, inspires me to be a better photographer.