I’ve always been a sharp focus kind of photographer. But after seeing some expressive work that uses a soft and selective focus, I decided that there’s another path to artistic expression.
Tag Archives: Harold Davis
Bringing Food to Light
Inspired by Harold Davis, I’ve begun to make photos of food items on a lightbox. My first images are encouraging me to continue using this technique. Here’s how I do it.
Smell the Roses, Then Shoot Them
It’s no secret that I read a lot of books in an attempt to enhance my skill as a photographer. Many of these have been written by Harold Davis, one of my favorite authors on things photographic. His latest volume, Creative Garden Photography, is one of his best, if not in fact the very bestContinue reading “Smell the Roses, Then Shoot Them”
Shoot Adjectives, Not Nouns
In a recent podcast, Harold Davis, noted photographer and author of many excellent books, advised photographers to “shoot adjectives and adverbs, not nouns and verbs.” What in the world did he mean by this, and what are its implications for photography? I can only give my take on his meaning. I believe his intent is toContinue reading “Shoot Adjectives, Not Nouns”