Category Archives: Photo Education

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……

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Documentary V Fine Art – Photography

Art is more than person, place or thing. It is a triggering mechanism for introspection. The subject shown is not what the image is about. Art takes the subject and twists it into new meaning. The things shown, their relationships, the way they interact with the light, produce a new concept to ponder.

Tree - © John Neel
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
Man and Woman - © John Neel

The Older – the Wiser…???

  Note: This article also pertains to photographers and creative artists. Not all who are old see what is important. There are plenty of deluded old people who contribute to our…

Camera Man -  John Neel

“photo club rules”

Art is one of the disciplines that is free to do what it needs to do. True art is a challenge to reason and common senselessness. Its task is to question the status-quo.