Category Archives: Other stuff

Strand, Under The dark Cloth - Screen shot

Inspiration – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth

Video – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth………”To be a photographer you must have something to say about the world.” – Paul Strand

Black Paint - © John Neel
Heart attack, male 50 years old - © Sarah Sudhoff

Sarah Sudhoff – At the Hour of Our Death

  I don’t know Sarah Sudhoff, but I understand her work. In that sense, I know something about her. I also believe I understand life a bit more than before…

The Frame - © John Neel

Size Matters – Looking at Art and Photography

The computer tends to bring everything down to the same level. A painting by Monet, a photograph by Atget or Adams, ads for a camera, a car or an iPod all get the same treatment. There is no real scale, no real texture, little fidelity and no authenticity.

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Amazing Multi-copter Video Views

Here is another great example of video possibilities using a multi-copter as a camera platform. Often referred to as remote controlled helicopter drones, these are the latest craze for shooting video…

Black Camera - © John Neel

Why Black Cameras? Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional

Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional…But there are good reasons for camera black than you might think. Black cameras are usually synonymous with professional grade cameras. Black makes them stylish,…

Octocopter

First the Quadracopter and Now…Octocopter

Introducing the next tiny thing in aerial camera platforms. Here is the multi-copter! What is a multi-copter? This video pretty much sums it up. These things haven’t been around for…

Chuck Close from Video - Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress || Trailer -

Size Matters

  The deeper experience of an image I started writing this as a response to a reader on another post, but thought that other readers might find it interesting. There…

Cracked – © John Neel

When Gimmicks Kill

Gimmickry is like a mask. It conceals what is underneath. In some cases, the addition of an effect can work to emphasize an idea. In most, it will probably ruin…

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Edward Abbey – Speaks

Edward Abbey – A landscape photographer’s best friend. I would say one of the best friends of our Planet. “The worse the environment gets, the more popular environmentalism becomes.” –…