Tag Archives: light

Woman - © John Neel

There is no next time

There used to be a saying in film photography – “When in doubt, shoot.”

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.

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Window - Lima, NY - © John Neel

Getting Out of the Car to Photograph the World – Courage and Commitment

All of a sudden the world seems different. You’ll be amazed at what you can see when you just get out and have a closer look. For me, it is when the magic happens.

Boot © John Neel
Snake - © John Neel

Making Photographs From What We Know

Photography is a relatively new art form. It has only been around for a bit over a century and a half. In the scheme of almost every other form of the arts, that is a very small amount of time. In many ways, photography owes itself to all the arts that came before it.

Easel - © John Neel

Image V Substance

It is the why and what we seek to find as photographers. As photographers we are visual poets. We write poems with our vision. Our subjects the actors we use to tell our story.

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.

Homeless - © John Neel
Big Snake - © John neel

Hype…Hype…Super Hype

Somewhere along the line, the world seems to have succumbed to the need for exaggeration in everything we do. ………Photography opens the door for seeing the world as it really exists. It allows us to realize the good as well as the bad.