Category Archives: Expression

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.

Lake Ontario – © John Neel – 2017

Using the Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Prime lens

There are many good reasons to use a prime focus lens. Probably the most interesting to me is……Each time I go for a walk, I find something to photograph. Even if it is familiar territory such as a walk around the block, the world finds ways of changing from the time before. The 85mm Tamron F1.8 SP

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,

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Finding Light

“Photography is not found in the camera you use, what you know about…Photoshop, Lightroom…camera…

Homeless - © John Neel

The Photograph as Question

I believe it is important to question everything. To me, a photograph is meant to spur critical thought. A photograph is a way to view and interpret the world by means of examination. John Neel

Rear Window - © John Neel

Photographic Inclusion

The photographic image is simply a logical view of an artistic statement. It is an utterance made from the combined relationships of selective visual cues.

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…