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Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland  who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American […]

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I get email and tweets like this every day… “New #show filmed 100% #DSLR coming soon! PLZ RT” “New motion picture filmed entirely on an iPhone – please spread the word.” “Photographer uses old The Graflex Speed Graphic to shoot weddings.” Sigh… Folks if your press release or news is about the tool you use […]

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Compromise… Yep – it’s compromise. Why? If photography/art wasn’t about compromise it would be precise – like science. And while there is certainly a scientific component to photography, it’s the compromise that makes it art. Art is about tradeoffs. What did you decide to include in the picture and as a result, what did you […]

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I’ve been having some deep discussions with other photographers lately about the need for shooters to develop good technique. In the midst of these discussions though I remembered something from my one and only art class in college – There is no technique without expression. My art teacher believed that pretty much anyone who really […]

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Carl Shortt, from Oklahoma City, OK is a regular listener to the Photofocus podcast. He sent this thought-provoking question: I’m sure that photography as art has been debated many times before but I’m not finding anything definitive; perhaps because there is no definition just opinion? At any rate, can you please share your opinion as […]

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Recently, the Pope held a meeting with hundreds of artists. Discussing beauty and art, the Pope said, “Beauty … can become a path toward the transcendent, toward the ultimate mystery, toward God,” I don’t intend to discuss my religious  beliefs here, nor should anything in this post be construed as an endorsement of the Catholic […]

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Recently, David duChemin started an interesting discussion on Twitter about photography as art or commerce and how that impacts whether or not someone is a “real” photographer. David is an artist. I’m not going to represent his point of view here. He’s very good at that and you should be reading his blog at http://www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/ […]

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Let me set the scene. The morning was perfect for photography. It was almost 60 degrees at dawn, and a light, high marine layer of diffuse clouds blocked the sun. The birds were plentiful and tame. I smelled the tang of seaweed mingled with salt in the crisp air. The humidity left my shirt damp. […]

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