Category Archives: Creativity

Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – A Paper Pinhole Camera

Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens … a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.

Pinhole – © John Neel – 2017

The Next Pinhole Day is April 29, 2018

Between now and April 29th, I’ll be getting ready to make and use a pinhole camera. I’ll also be posting a few posts about pinhole and pinhole related photography.

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
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.”

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Finding Light

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

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…

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…