Category Archives: Light

Shears - © John Neel
911 - © John Neel

Concept V Accident – The Visual Riddle

By abstract, I am not speaking of abstract art. I am talking about the way art is conceptualized. Art is an idea. Art deals in the abstract, which means that it twists what is shown into……

Wall - © John Neel

The Lines that are Landscape – Photography

The term landscape has very broad interpretation. It need not be limited to the usual trite representations we’ve seen a million times before. The best landscapes are…

Big Snake – © John Neel

Photographic Snake Oil

All it takes is some imaginative use of the equipment you probably already own. Photography is about light. It is also about enlightenment. Neither of these requires much more than a box and a lens to capture.

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Night Garden - © John Neel
Street Portrait - © John Neel

Luck is a photographic term

While much of the practice of photography relies on the capabilities of the photographer, it also relies on serendipity and ones knowledge of the subject.

Clouds - © John Neel
Cloud - NY - 2011 - © John Neel

How to make a perfect Ansel Adams

You have a story that you can tell. It is a story waiting for you to express in your own voice and in your own way. It takes time and practice and the right frame of mind. But that is a goal that can lead to seeing and ultimately to understanding.

Gimbal Head

The Gimbaled Tripod Head

There is another kind of tripod head, which is meant to be used for action photography. Its purpose is to support ……