Category Archives: Light

Inside Out – © John Neel

Photographic Seeing is a ZEN Experience

Zen in the Art of Photography is one of the best little photo books ever! For years, it has been my guide to image making and perhaps more importantly, to seeing.

Morning Creek

The Painter and HDR

I have probably learned as much about photography through looking at paintings as I have learned from photography.

IR from Lytro - © John Neel

Lytro Infrared – Another Plus for Light Field – Cool!

  Back in the winter, I had been thinking it would be pretty cool if the Lytro camera could produce Infrared images that re-focused, or do any of the other…

Couple - © John Neel

A Photographic Secret – the Commodity of Time

The choice of subject and its impact on our lives plays a critical role in determining the value of our time spent making images.

Trailer - © John Neel

The Art of Seeing – IMHO – An ongoing dialogue

The art of seeing allows us to find something in any environment. The right place can be anywhere. However, the timing and framing of what you experience is critical. The…

Pulfrich Glasses showing a dark lens frame and an empty frame.

Experience 3D stereo using the Pulfrich Effect

  Pulfrich Glasses showing a dark lens frame and an empty frame. Most people do not know this, but there is a simple way to make most any moving image…

Family in Truck -  © John Neel

The Present of Photography

Thich Nhat Hanh “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings…

Cloud - © John Neel

10′ X 10′ — Limitation helps you see the world

  When I teach photography, one of the first assignments that I give my students intentionally restricts their view to a 10 foot X 10 foot area. I learned this…

Car - © John Neel


  The NOW is important! I believe that mindfulness is the key to all things spiritual. It is an awakening to the spirit of being and revelation. Mindfulness is the…

Street Musicians - © John Neel

To Be… or…Not To Be…like everyone else?

In order to have your work stand out from the rest you need to have something to say, as well as the ability to see. Technique without vision is of little use to anyone.