Tag Archives: technique

FujiFilm X-A1

FujiFilm X-A1 w/ an auxiliary viewfinder

FujiFilm X-A1 Camera…While many people have become used to shooting using only the view-screen, there are some like myself that like to frame and shoot by …viewfinder, which among other things, just seems more professional. Auxiliary Viewfinders …

Anamorphic - © John Neel
Live Picture Screenshot - © John Neel

Live Picture – Software that was way ahead of its time

  Once upon a time, there was a software package that could destroy Photoshop in nearly every way. Even today, if it were still available, it could hold its own in…

Street Portrait - © John Neel

“The Angel of Chance” and the Photograph

A good photographer knows that something interesting is imminent, present and/or just about to happen. It is something in the air, the light, the dynamics of the present moment that somehow comes together in order to fabricate a special instant of time and space.

© John Neel

You can use HDR – Just don’t call it “HDR”

HDR can be a valid way to make a normal looking image. By normal, I mean an image that to the eye looks the way we might see it in the real world.

Bush - © John Neel   Zone-Sieve
Self - © John Neel

Breaking the Rules = Discovery

Creativity has very little to do with conformity. Breaking the rules allows us to develop ourselves more creatively. It is how we establish originality.

© John Neel - Made from scratch

The Pirates of Photographic Creativity

In the new world of camera and phone apps much of what some people think is creative happens because of software engineers who appropriated those looks from the real creative artists who originated them. Not that anyone seems to care.

© John Coffer

Inspiration – John Coffer – “The tintype Recaptured”

John Coffer is an alternative photographyer – living an alternative lifestyle. He makes his tintype images with a huge and ancient camera.

© John Neel - TTV Image

It takes two to TTV – Two cameras that is

At first you might think that the technique seems a bit strange. It can seem especially odd when considering all of those camera plug-ins and apps that can create so many different kinds of artsy photographic looks. But sometimes, at least for many of us, it is simply a lot more fun…