Camera Position 184 : Look At The Path, Not The Mountain

Whether it’s a stack of dishes in the sink, moving forward with yur photography or climbing up a steep mountain, looking at the path that you’re traveling is usually the easiest way to the top.

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Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

Camera Position 183 : Conscious Photography

The difference between a conscious and an unconscious photographer is that the conscious photographer produces better work by thinking more and photographing less.

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Wind, Varenna, Lago di Como, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Wind, Varenna, Lago di Como, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

Camera Position 182 : The Art of the ‘Zine

In a few past episodes, we’ve looked at alternate ways to get your work in front of an audience, and here’s another one: ‘Zines.  This “low-fi” type of publication is a great (and cheap) way of getting your work into others’ hands. I use my former student Michael Jarecki’s ‘Zine “Just Make Pictures” as an example of how it can work.

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Mike Jarecki - Just Make Pictures
Mike Jarecki – Just Make Pictures
Mike Jarecki - Just Make Pictures
Mike Jarecki – Just Make Pictures

Camera Position 181 : Less Is More

The great architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for the phrase “Less is More” to describe his approach to simplifying his designs. That philosophy can be applied to photography as well, as it is often better to make fewer, but more thoughtful, images.

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Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

Camera Position 180 : Mining the Data Set

From aperture and focal length to shutter speeds and focus points, our modern photographic tools give us a wealth of information about our photographs. We can use that information to learn about the way we approach photography and what strategies lead to our greatest successes.

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Cortona, Tuscany

A Podcast About the Creative Side of Photography