Monthly Archives: June 2013

My Face - © John Neel

Distortion, Manipulation and the Experimental Image

I guess I’ve always had an experimental side to my image making. Photography seemed to be somewhat malleable even in the days of film. Besides being attracted to the ways…

Self - © John Neel

The Stand-In

  There are times when shooting certain types of subjects where focusing on the subject can be very difficult and auto-focus is not an option. One such example might be…

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Amazing Multi-copter Video Views

Here is another great example of video possibilities using a multi-copter as a camera platform. Often referred to as remote controlled helicopter drones, these are the latest craze for shooting video…

Bobby © John Neel

Film or Digital – Something crazy to think about!

“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you…

Black Camera - © John Neel

Why Black Cameras? Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional

Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional…But there are good reasons for camera black than you might think. Black cameras are usually synonymous with professional grade cameras. Black makes them stylish,…

Cloud - © John Neel

10′ X 10′ — Limitation helps you see the world

  When I teach photography, one of the first assignments that I give my students intentionally restricts their view to a 10 foot X 10 foot area. I learned this…

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First the Quadracopter and Now…Octocopter

Introducing the next tiny thing in aerial camera platforms. Here is the multi-copter! What is a multi-copter? This video pretty much sums it up. These things haven’t been around for…

Car - © John Neel

Mindfulness

  The NOW is important! I believe that mindfulness is the key to all things spiritual. It is an awakening to the spirit of being and revelation. Mindfulness is the…

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1941 Redo Using HDR

            Remaking the past This past fall, I went to see a major air show which happens every year close to where I live in Upstate…

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Size Matters

  The deeper experience of an image I started writing this as a response to a reader on another post, but thought that other readers might find it interesting. There…