The Journal

The Journal

Your World, Through My Eyes

Good images don’t just fall off the tree

It was said by a photographer (and thanks for John Stanmeyer for reminding) that showing contact sheets is like showing someone your underwear. An interesting way to put it but surely there is a great interest in the contact sheet that shows the  photographer’s thinking process behind the shot. The Contact Sheet I was in […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi iPhonography

iPhonography again. Just a quick one with some iPhone shots from the Ganesh Chaturthi procession in Mumbai this last Sunday. I was with a small group of photographers that came for the workshop so did not really shoot so much, but I still managed to sneak in a few snaps. You must have already noticed […]

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10 Great Books On Photography Every Photographer Should Read

While there are thousands of photography books in the market it is not such an easy task to make a list of ten books on the subject of photography. I could think of four or five off the top of my head but the rest were a problem. Starting with the books I’ve already read I asked friends and colleagues about their own favorites.

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Photography Will Never Be The Same Again

You might not realize it yet, but this is as big, or even bigger than the invention of the digital camera. In the pocket of your shirt or in the zipper of your bag lurks no less than the most inspiring and innovative imaging system in the history of photography. Under the innocent phone cover of your iPhone lies a powerful tool that is changing the way we work and think as photographers.

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Portrait of the Artist at the Lumberyard

Shooting a portrait of an artist can be a tricky thing. It goes without saying that it cannot simply be a picture of how the artist looks like but mainly needs to say who he or she is, or at least give us some directions and hints. This is of course true for any portrait […]

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Where does Influence End and Creativity Begins?

My recent post about the question of originality ‘What is an original photograph? Do you create original work?‘ showed a couple of examples of similar images shot by different photographers raising the question of influence and intent. The comment thread on this post brought up some new angles and questions about originality and creativity that […]

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