Category Archives: Visual Literacy

Black Tank – © John Neel

Teaching is an act of Photographic Practice

The image is a way to speak. One of the more powerful uses of creativity is to use it as a way to tell. It is a language not too different from the written word. Photography is a creative process that can elevate the mind.

Couple - © John Neel

How to look at the world

“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned…The act of seeing is an act of awareness.

Salesman - © John Neel

The Reward for Seeing with a Camera

Hope can simply be that you gain a new perspective on things by looking at the world through an open mind. My job as a photographer is to see the world through a camera. The reward, is what…

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Art is not a contest.

Art is our mirror. It is a picture of who we are. Art is a road-map that we can use to see our progress as human beings.

© John Neel

Awesome is a Loosely Used Word in Photography

In the area of photography, it is a term used to describe the viewer’s preferences and perhaps the maker’s ego. I find it is often used to describe a camera image that someone seems to simply like. There is a huge difference between…and åwesome.

Abstract Reality - © John Neel
Dream - © John Neel

Babel Vision

Artists are generally only understood by other artists. Most people don’t get art at all – at least not enough to change their ways. Life is the same old story it has always been. Until the rest of the world sees the … the world will not change.