Tag Archives: self-expression

Cover – © John Neel

The Camera Records Much More Than An Image

The subjects you choose and the way in which you make an image tell a lot about you as a person. Photography, self-expression, camera

Night Garden - © John Neel
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.

Orb - © John Neel

Personal Perspective – Finding Your Self-Expression

The inspiration handed to you in a gallery or a book or on the Internet should be one that elevates you as an artist. It should pull you to wanting to make your work as powerful as what you are looking at. It is not about hype or being cool or making stuff up. It is about revealing truths.

In my back yard - © John Neel
Self - © John Neel

Breaking the Rules – Discovery

The skill of photography is not in adhering to the rules but rather finding favorable ways to break them that allow for new thought, new direction, and a new and meaningful utterance.

TeePee - © John Neel

Self-expression and the open mind

Purists will only see what they want to see. But, those with a truly open-mind will look for what the photographer/artist intended.

Street Musicians - © John Neel

To Be… or…Not To Be…like everyone else?

In order to have your work stand out from the rest you need to have something to say, as well as the ability to see. Technique without vision is of little use to anyone.