The Same Mistake Twice

The great documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) said “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It can also teach you a thing or two about how to use your mistakes as stepping stones to better photography.


How Photography Saved My Sanity

I peeked out the window and saw some beautiful birds flying around. I was fascinated by them. Maybe it’s my own naiveté, but I had never realized how active they were in a snowstorm. Those birds, unaware of course, saved my sanity that day.


Set Design 101

It was difficult to hear. This was my first portfolio review. I wasn’t expecting a blue ribbon or anything, but to be told nothing in my portfolio was on track was disheartening.


When To Leave a Great Job

If you think this sort of risk sounds enticing, I would caution you that taking a leap may not be a wise course of action. At worst you could lose possessions, or shelter, your reputation. That’s heavy stuff. Prepare yourself.


The Stuff of Simplicity

Pop a lens on a camera body – don’t think too hard about the combination – put it in a lightweight bag and go for an adventure. Let’s see familiar and new places with wonder.