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Black Tank – © John Neel

Teaching is an act of Photographic Practice

The image is a way to speak. One of the more powerful uses of creativity is to use it as a way to tell. It is a language not too different from the written word. Photography is a creative process that can elevate the mind.

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.

Focus In Photography - by John Neel

Focus In Photography: Master the advanced techniques that will change your photography forever

Focus is an essential tool that goes beyond what most might consider………”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.”

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

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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…

Crow – © John Neel

Beauty and the Beast – Photography in the Modern World

Life has changed photography and art. It always has. Art is all about our lives and our existence. It is a look at where we are as humans in any period of time we are in.

Bottle – © John Neel

The Metaphor of a Glass Bottle

What on Earth is so significant about a simple jar? What does a jar have to do with anything? Photography is a way to discover and a way to think.