Category Archives: Essays

Benefits of Creative Expression

This article discusses the benefits of creative expression. While this website is focused on photography, there are a myriad of ways that we can exercise creative expression in our individual lives. The challenges that each of us have faced while the global pandemic has dragged on, have been considerable. They have weighed heaving on many. Considering the benefits of creative expression may help to motivate us to tap in to our creativity once again… and improve our everyday lives in the process.

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Experiencing a Salad

Experiencing a salad, like so many things in life, is something that we often take for granted… seldom giving it much thought.

In many parts of the developed world we just assume that things are going to be there for us. Food in our local supermarket. Electricity when we flip a switch. A roof over our heads to protect us from the elements. Heat for our homes. Medicine at the pharmacy.

This is not the reality that faces billions of people around the world each day.

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Social Media and Piracy

Many people enjoy posting their photographs online, and it may be prudent to consider the risks of social media and piracy. Since I am not a lawyer, this article does not suggest that I have any expertise with Copyright laws in various jurisdictions, nor is the intention of this article to recommend that any specific actions be taken. My intent is only to share some of my personal experiences and perspectives.

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Sensor Resolution

An ongoing conundrum we face in life is separating our wants from our needs… in photography that can manifest itself with sensor resolution. How much resolution do we actually need for the work we do? I can’t answer that question for you, nor can you determine that for me.

The objective of this article is simply to explain why the 20.4 MP sensors in my OM-D cameras have more than enough resolution to meet my specific needs.

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Becoming a Better Photographer

Over the past few months a number of readers have contacted me, asking for suggestions and ideas on becoming a better photographer. Some have enquired about specific genres of photography. Others have had questions about what it takes to become a ‘professional’. This article discusses a few factors that can impact becoming a better photographer. This is not an all-encompassing list, and the issues covered are in no particular order.

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Why I Don’t Use Social Media

I’ve had some interesting discussions lately with associates about why I don’t use social media. You know… things like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and an ever growing list of additional platforms. Many people view social media as critically important in their lives, and for their businesses. That’s not my viewpoint

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