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  • Why do I get so excited about Line!

    Continuing my walk , the contrast I was looking at yesterday (previous blog post), also revealed lines. Lines can be curved, straight, diagonal, or oblique, and each evokes a different emotional response. Light also plays a role in our response; direct light creates a different feeling than diffuse light.  You can check this out by […]

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  • Photography is more about the Experience

      Photography is more about the Experience Last week, friend Mike Duffy and I headed out to Churn Creek which empties out of the Chilcotin Ark into the mid-Fraser River Canyon. It was a relaxing drive, and we stopped whenever one saw something that piqued our interest photographically. Slowly driving through bench lands above the […]

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  • Appreciating the Quality of Light

    Appreciating the Quality of Light Last week, friend Mike Duffy and I went for a walk in Centennial Park with our cameras. We thought we would make a few images before stopping for a Friday morning cup of coffee. As we approached the waterfall, we noticed the back-lit spray was silhouetting the foreground vegetation and […]

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  • Creative Vision and a Sense of Place

    Creative Vision and a Sense of Place A key aspect to developing one’s personal vision in photography, is to acquire a profound Sense of Place for a chosen landscape.  Deep understanding comes by frequently visiting and exploring a place that is personally meaningful over a long period of time. One becomes familiar with different weather patterns […]

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  • Feeling Uncomfortable as an Artist

      Being creative takes courage. When we create, we are making something original and that usually means we are stepping outside our comfort zone into the unknown. For most of us, this means feeling a little intimidated and uncomfortable. Last week when I was in town (100 Mile House), I had an extra hour before my […]

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  • Artistic Photography

    Artistic Photography Rainforest – a documentary view Whenever I go for a walk, as I did in the above rainforest, I see the world around me as it is. The world as it is, however, is not necessarily based on realism, it is also based on imagination. That’s the reason for enjoying the arts and […]