Category Archives: Becoming the Camera

Proud To Be – © John Neel

Sony A7 and the Tamron SP 45mm lens

“While some seem to think the only way to get a great image is to spend enormous amounts of ……… lenses can be empowered with a magic of their own. That they have inherent qualities that make them perfect……Tamron on my Sony A7

Water Tower – © John Neel

Focus Your Photography BUY My Book

John Neel opens this discussion in his new book, “Focus in Photography”. With lots of great photo illustrations and diagrams… if you want to take your photography to the next level or brush up… That makes this one of the more surprisingly delightful photography reads we’ve enjoyed recently.

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2017 Pinhole Day Is Only A Few Weeks Away

Each winter for well over a decade, I get the bug to build a pinhole camera. Winter is the … the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day event coming up at the end of each April.

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

Abstract Reality - © John Neel

The framing of an image.

To me, a quotation is similar to a photograph. It is the essence of an idea or reasoning. It works as a kind of thought bubble meant to ignite…

Couple - © John Neel

How to look at the world

“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned…The act of seeing is an act of awareness.

Salesman - © John Neel

The Reward for Seeing with a Camera

Hope can simply be that you gain a new perspective on things by looking at the world through an open mind. My job as a photographer is to see the world through a camera. The reward, is what…

Couple - © John Neel

The Other “Decisive Moment” in Photography

But there is another moment that is also decisive… In that regard, it is essential that both parties are looking for the image to speak to them …photographic… vision of that encounter with time.

Convergence  – © John Neel

Intelligence in Minimalism

Photographic minimalism is supposed to enlighten. Abstraction for the sake of abstraction is not the point. Its purpose is to trigger discovery.

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Creative Pinhole Camera Possibilities

I am a photographer that loves to experiment. Pinhole photography is a great way to learn about light. It is a crazy tool for making some pretty unique imagery that would be impossible to create with a lensed camera.