In search of a photographic style

Many ‘experts’ in photography advise it essential to find a personal style to make work distinctive and ‘yours’. I followed this advice for many years and got nowhere. This post recommends that you tarry a little. It takes time for a style to emerge, perhaps a life-time. Just about everything has already been photographed in … Continue reading In search of a photographic style

What have I learned in the last 12 years?

It has been 12 years since I created this blog as a way of educating myself about photography in its technical, socio-historic, and aesthetic aspects. The idea was that writing about it would require me to consider any lessons formally and therefore (hopefully) more perspicuously. What have I learnt? Over these 12 years, I have … Continue reading What have I learned in the last 12 years?

Reproducing photographs for viewing – the example of Walker Evans “American Photographs”

The advantage that a print has over an on-line image, or even an image in a book, is that the photographer retains control over the look of the photograph, assuming that the photographer can specify the lighting conditions under which the photograph is viewed. The look of on-line images is very dependent on the quality … Continue reading Reproducing photographs for viewing – the example of Walker Evans “American Photographs”