Category: Philosophy

Chain Store Photography And You

“Why would I pay $199 when Chain Store Photography will give me 20 photos for $19.99?”

Any photographer who has been around long has heard this question a dozen times. Friends, families, and complete strangers all trying…



Social Proof and Oklahoma Photography

While dining in a restaurant, I searched for social proof that my method of consuming the meal was appropriate. The customs for this particular cultural food were unfamiliar and I did not want to do something uncouth. Not seeing anyone eating the same item,…



The Days When I Just Want To Give Up

The more work I put into my photography business, the more I hear those dreaded whispers in my head telling me to just give up. I look at everything I have tried to do to gain the attention of potential…



The Last Days of Professional Photography II

A while back, I talked about the last days of professional photography. Today, I want to follow up…



The Innate Magic of Positive Teamwork

I enjoy teamwork. Not the kind of teamwork where you find yourself paired up with several riders of coattails. I mean the kind where all parties involved know that the role they play is unique and necessary. The kind of…



The Last Days of Professional Photography

When he said that professional photography is dying, I remained silent and listened to his argument, confident of what he was about to say.” Anyone can take a photograph. Smart phones are taking images as good as most cameras. If I can pull a phone out of my pocket and get an image just as…



Culling, Cropping, Committing: The Art of Selection

One of the most difficult parts of any photo session is the image selection process. Having spent anywhere from fifteen minutes to a day with a client, a product, or a location, the photographer now gets the…



The Subjectivity and Objectivity of Art

It is often said that art is subjective. While contemplating this, I found an interesting discussion question on the topic. Rather than regurgitate its contents, let’s carry the discourse in a slightly different direction.

To begin, a couple of basic definitions:

subjective (adjective) existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than the…



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