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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 • 384 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).

    HT1952 - Portraits of Doing

    HT1952 - Portraits of Doing

    I suppose because we are people, we enjoy looking at photographs of people. I have noticed, however, that I'm much more drawn to portraits that show someone doing something rather than showing merely what they look like.

    • 2 min
    HT1951 - Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral

    HT1951 - Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral

    I remember once attending a lecture on photography (I don't remember who) in which it was suggested that a productive way to think about photographing was a variation on the old animal, vegetable, or mineral game. The variation, he proposed, was to replace animal with things that move, replace vegetable with things that grow, and think of mineral as inorganic stuff. He suggested that photographs that contain all three elements are likely to be more interesting than those that don't.

    • 2 min
    HT1950 - A Visual Diary Project

    HT1950 - A Visual Diary Project

    I've never done a visual diary project, but I've seen quite a number of them over the years. There's something fascinating about a daily image combined with commentary of the moment, that creates a personal history. I've always been hesitant to start one because it could go on forever. But it doesn't have to! Why not just a week, 10 days, a month, a season?

    • 2 min
    HT1949 - Love of Photography, Love of Photographs

    HT1949 - Love of Photography, Love of Photographs

    I hope I'm not splitting hairs here, but which do you love more, Photography or Photographs? Photography is a process; photographs are a point of connection and sharing. Understanding this difference about ourselves helps clarify where to focus our activities. For example, I'd much rather spend time looking at, thinking about, and discussing photographs than I would spending time in the darkroom.

    • 2 min
    HT1948 - Our Youth-Oriented Culture

    HT1948 - Our Youth-Oriented Culture

    We live in an age that celebrates the New. Part of that is technology driven, but a lot of it is also a result of our advertising driven media. When it comes to art, it's too bad we don't celebrate wisdom and insight as much as we do the innovative, the new, and the hip.

    • 2 min
    HT1947 - Two Alternative Presentation Ideas

    HT1947 - Two Alternative Presentation Ideas

    Framing is a classic and terrific way to showcase a photograph, but it can be expensive. Folios are also a great way to showcase a group of photographs, but since I departed on my travel adventure, I haven't had a workspace that allowed me to create folios. Here are two presentation ideas I've recently discovered that have me thinking

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

Hasan200 ,

Awesome Podcast

This is the best podcast on photography. Brooke has such clear, soothing and pleasant voice. He speaks to commonsense and reason. Even my wife, who is only an occasional iPhone photographer likes to listen to his podcast. I highly recommend these podcasts.

sdweller ,

Simply the best podcast on photography

This is simply the best photography podcast. It is the one that makes me think, inspires me to be a better photographer.

Jarhead0369 ,

Well worth your time.

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

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