Category Archives: My Book

Water Tower – © John Neel

Focus Your Photography BUY My Book

John Neel opens this discussion in his new book, “Focus in Photography”. With lots of great photo illustrations and diagrams… if you want to take your photography to the next level or brush up… That makes this one of the more surprisingly delightful photography reads we’ve enjoyed recently.

Bush - © John Neel   Zone-Sieve
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

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.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

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Dead Frog - © John Neel

RULES – What rules?

“The world doesn’t come to us in a frame of rules…………” RULES – What rules? RULES – What rules? RULES – What rules

Street Portrait - © John Neel

The Echo…cho…ho…o…in a photograph

I’ve grown to look for it to happen. But most of the time, it just occurs. It is one of those things that makes an image that much more wonderful. It is sometimes referred to as an echo.

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……

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.

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.