Category Archives: Inspiration

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

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.

© John Neel

Photography as Past – Present – Future

Photography…TIME and SPACE …Our lives benefit from constant redirection. It is how we move forward… Many seem to only live in the past. It is how we view the present moment that helps us understand where to go next. John Neel

Bush - © John Neel   Zone-Sieve
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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.”

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

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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