Category Archives: Imagination

Self - © John Neel

Envisioned Photographs – Making Rather than Taking

The concept is meant to make the viewer think about what is presented. It requires a degree of intellectual contemplation for understanding…Read more

Sky - © John Neel

Notes to Myself — For Photography and Living — John Neel

… if we just pause and look all around us we can find things in our everyday existence that are truly beautiful.

Black Paint - © John Neel
Snapshot - © John Neel

What Happened to the Snapshot?

For the most part, the images people made were kept in albums and shoeboxes. The images were private, shown at family gatherings and sometimes shared with very close friends.

Modern Living - © John Neel

$$$$ Dollars and Sense

Photography is a democratic tool. Anyone can practice and nearly anyone can develop the skills.

Traffic - © John Neel

Sound, Silence and Seeing

Photography may be a way to turn ourselves around. It can play an important part in communicating what we have lost, what we are losing, and why we need to consider what we might do next. There are those photographers who see the world…

Orb - © John Neel

Personal Perspective – Finding Your Self-Expression

The inspiration handed to you in a gallery or a book or on the Internet should be one that elevates you as an artist. It should pull you to wanting to make your work as powerful as what you are looking at. It is not about hype or being cool or making stuff up. It is about revealing truths.

Dog _ © John Neel

Shoot from the HIP – Photographically Speaking

The method actually requires a lot of skill and a bit of luck! More importantly, it requires that you become well acquainted with your camera and your subjects.

In my back yard - © John Neel
Glass - © John Neel

“Art Says” – “Art Does” – “Art Is”

For the following text, you might try substituting the words Artist, Painter, Writer, Actor with Photographer…