Coming Soon…

September 28, 2009

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I will post a new gallery of the Great Reno Balloon Races of 2009 sometime this week. When it is up let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

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The Keys to Composition

September 28, 2009

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There are many different elements of photography, or art in general, that can be used to create a more successful image. The more of these elements you use in a single image, the more appealing your photographic work will be. Listed below are some “Keys to Composition” that I have recently been introduced to during […]

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The Meaning of Color

September 12, 2009

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As a photographer who began their journey in analog printing, I have always been drawn to black and white photography. Something about the deep shadows, bright highlights, measures of contrast, and almost romantic emotion the photographs portray always captivate me. As I stated in my previous blog I had to think of a new project […]

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Getting Out of a Creative Rut

September 1, 2009

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Ah… the start of another fall semester! This means that I must write my proposal for my Problems in Photography course. What will my project be? I found myself sitting at the computer staring at a blank Word document. I couldn’t come up with anything! This is pretty unusual for me because a new idea […]

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Just wanted to apologize…

August 27, 2009

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I’m very sorry for not posting anything the last two weeks. I was out of town for one and then had my first week of school (last fall semester at UNR!!!) so I have been super busy. I promise from here on out I will be posting information about every other day or so. Thanks for […]

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A Favorite of Mine

August 12, 2009

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For this blog, I would like to take the time to discuss one of my favorite photographers, Lee Friedlander. His work and accomplishments in the photographic world has inspired me in a multitude of ways. I think he is a photographer that you should make yourself familiar with. His work and even his biography is […]

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The Seven Layers of Meaning

August 11, 2009

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A great aspect of photography, or any art form for that matter, is that you can create a multitude of projects on a variety of themes or topics.  Another tool that I use when I am considering a new project is The Seven Layers of Meaning. This, like The 10 Points of Critical Analysis, is […]

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Some photographers that should be taken into consideration…

August 9, 2009

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After my last post, I was trying to consider what I should write about. So I think the best way to understand my last post on the 10 Points of Critical Analysis is to look at work and practice. I have comprised a list below that includes some of my favorite photographers and bodies of […]

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How to look at and critique photographs

August 6, 2009

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Since my last blog, I have been thinking about the fundamentals of photography as well as the history. I decided to offer to you some essential pieces of information that have been very valuable to me over my next few blogs. One of the most important aspects to viewing photography is the ability to understand […]

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If I may vent for a moment…

August 5, 2009

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We have become a nation of labels. Almost everyone has experienced labeling or social categorizing since childhood and into adulthood. “Were you a jock or a nerd in high school?” “Are you part of the lower- class, middle- class, or upper- class?” “Are you a lawyer or a doctor?” We use these labels to inform […]

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