This post contains the remainder of my Miami staycation photographs (though the more personal ones shot via iPhone 5s I posted to Instagram; all of the ones from my trip that are on my blog are Canon dSLR). I am in love with my first photo; the shade the unseen palm tree makes and the solitude of the chair screams peace and relaxation to me. I also was glad to capture more architecture and had to get at least one camera/photo store; I always do when I travel.
So these travel photographs (ones shared and ones not) are my first full set of photographs that I post-processed with Lightroom, as I mentioned that I switched from Aperture to Lightroom recently. It has been truly amazing and for me, lightyears ahead of Aperture. So far I have zero complaints about Lightroom 5.
Overall it was a great staycation. I need the rest badly. Badly! I also enjoyed the time on the Big Bus Tour shooting from a different perspective than I usually do (sitting on top of a double decker bus is a great vantage point), and I enjoyed some time alone for photowalks.
I’m going to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and L.A. in a couple of weeks, possibly NY in September and Lake Tahoe in October, so I really look forward to my next travel photography experiences. (Also, I have tons of old travel photos—local, domestic and international, most pre-recession—further back in my Instagram feed.)
I really should write a book on "how to travel when broke but you use Orbitz and get good deals or know someone in the destination who will let you stay at their house versus going to a hotel because you need the change of scenery and rest for health purposes, let alone for photography."
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Love this quote; took a while before I photographed what I wanted, how I wanted and didn’t do so for other photographers’ or viewers’ approval. Difficult to skip over when you are a consumer photographer (wedding, portraits, events etc.) admittedly, as I was before. But now in recent years with a different direction and interest, I’ve reignited that deep joy that I have for photography and that feeling is everything.
I’ll be busy making art.
Part of the travel portion (as I had many sleep portions) of my staycation in Miami involved visiting Little Havana. I had Cuban coffee (which is EVERYTHING, though I am not supposed to drink coffee at all by my doctor’s orders); so delicious. I also had the best ice cream of my lifetime. I had pistachio ice cream at Azucar’s. So amazing. Though I love Talenti, Azucar runs laps around Talenti in terms of authenticity and taste. Wonderful.
I also saw older Cuban men playing dominos, a drawing of Pitbull and some classic aged stores that reminded me of my own neighborhood and quite a different and cozy aesthetic versus the modernity of downtown Miami (which I posted here and here). This was a really neat part of my staycation.
Here are more photographs that I created while on my Miami staycation. (The personal ones I posted to Instagram). This first photograph is the demolition of the old Miami Herald building. The second photograph is the American Airlines Arena where the Miami Heat play. The third photograph is of the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. For the photographs near the bottom, as I mentioned in my last photo post, I did one of the double decker bus tours and got a great vantage point to photograph the highway, which was super cool.
All of my photographs related to my staycation are tagged under #miamistaycation.
Though I was raised in Florida, there is a lot of Miami that I have never seen so I decided to go full tourist and do a Big Bus Tour. Listen…the vantage point and perspective from doing that tour is great. There is NO WAY I could get these photographs on foot; so many taken from sitting on the top of the double decker bus on the highway.
These are among my first photographs that I edited in Lightroom since making the switch. I always wanted to get that bird eye city view of a major city, and though I have similar travel photographs in other cities and countries, I never had them from quite this vantage point. Thus, I like these a lot.
(And yeah, that last photo includes LeBron James’ old basketball home but ol’ boy said BYE Miami! I understand why though, as I mentioned on Twitter on my personal Twitter account.)
So, I have come into the light. After Apple recently announced that they will no longer develop Aperture (and will create a new app Photos, to replace Aperture and iPhoto once OS X Yosemite is released) and after some back and forth thinking, I decided to switch from Aperture to Lightroom.
The process was time consuming and really made me want to run out into traffic. Talk about tedious. Now the advice is to slowly move your database over but I cannot operate that way. Type A, Virgo, INTJ here. I need order! So I decided to suck it up and complete the transfer process and use Lightroom.
I watched part of a webinar that Scott Kelby hosted recently that gave tips on moving from Aperture to Lightroom (and I tweeted some of the tips). I had to move my photographs from “managed” to “referenced” in Aperture. That moves the originals. Then I had to export the ones that I edited in Aperture since Lightroom cannot read those adjustments. This took a long time and I did this over a week for spans at a time. Then I imported everything into Lightroom after building the permanent referenced library and backed it up to my Time Capsule.
Lightroom is glorious. I had a fun time post-processing my photographs from my recent staycation in Miami. This photograph in the screen capture of Lightroom is of Miami of the Metrorail. (I recently posted a few iPhone photos of this area but the one above I photographed with my dSLR.)
Lightroom is seamless and because I recently got a new iMac (a gift!) that is super fast, I move seamlessly through my post-processing and organizing. No rainbow spinning wheel! Even when I am using both Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC 2014 (which I get in the Creative Cloud for $9.99/mo.) my work is fast and so far drama-free.
Soon I will post some photographs from my #miamistaycation that I post-processed in Lightroom. So far I have no complaints! There are a few fine tuning editing activities that I still do in Photoshop but Lightroom is where I do most of the work and more than I ever did in Aperture. Awesome!
Last week I took some time for a great staycation. By my definition, a staycation is “local” travel for the purpose of vacation, but as a photographer, for the purpose of photography too. So there’s rest and relaxation but still some photography in the way that I do when I actually travel. I went down south (in Florida) to Miami and had a great time. Really great. Got good sleep, saw the Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert, and did lots of street photography with some good eats in between.
I shot over 300 photographs on my dSLR, but I also took a few photographs with my iPhone. Above are some of the (iPhone) photographs that I made of the Metrorail, Miami’s train system and two are of the Tri-Rail, which covers Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties, where Miami is in the latter. I also shared these above on Instagram. I used the cool VSCO Cam® app for iPhone to post process these.
I’ve always wanted to make “subway” photographs but being that I have only been on underground trains in Montréal and Hong Kong many years ago, I wanted some new ones. Of course Florida is sea level and we have no subway, so trains are the next best thing.
Over the next few days I will cull and post-process my dSLR photographs of street photography in Miami and more, and share them here. I will tag them #miamistaycation so that if you want to see them all, they will fall under one tag on my blog.
A couple of days ago I went food photography prop shopping. I visited one thrift shop and one discount store and just got a few things that I thought might be interesting for future food photography.
- Awesome flexible colourful cutting sheets and this fabulous gold tray were super cheap.
- Wanted something with a colour that could have a “summer” feel so I picked up this mug and striped bowl for under a dollar.
- I simply didn’t have a black small bowl for fruit so I got one.
- I really love this dark wood tray and plastic light blue square plate.
- Though I usually photograph food against a wood surface (like what all of these props are resting on), I wanted a heavy bright cutting board. Love this stone. The board has a lot of texture and weight to it.
After recently watching a great food photography workshop via CreativeLive (which I live tweeted about for 2 of the 3 days) I feel super excited about food photography though it’s always been something I have loved and created. Though I have left professional photography as a consumer photographer (portraits, events etc.) and I am happy being a hobbyist again, I did feel a little twinge of interest inside when Diane Cu (and her husband Todd Porter; White On Rice Couple) talked about food photography, food stories and restaurant photography as their full time careers.
While I don’t think being a full time business again is my goal in photography (as I don’t feel the spirit of the “dream job” thing where my art is my full time work), I do want to work on my food photography more. And maybe some actual cooking more. Haven’t done that a lot in a while (though I posted some past cooking experiences on Instagram [X] [X] [X]). I do think about creating some cultural food photography for the Caribbean (my family is Jamaican) restaurants in my area as paid side projects. I’ll see!
I am working on a new portfolio with all new photographs as Drift Sojourn since some of what is in it now is work from my past days as a biz. I am most interested in food photography, macro, place/travel, and street photography now. My new portfolio (aiming for this to be done within the next few months) will reflect these interests. Also, it will combine both dSLR photographs and iPhone photographs (as I am doing iPhone-only on Instagram as of June).
Anyway, I will be doing some more prop thrifting. And I need a few basics. Like brand new bright white dishes. Excited. ❤
When one speaks about photography, one also speaks about identity and representation; the power that pictures have over the social sphere; and the ways that race, gender, and class influence how and what people see in the world. These truths apply to the person who stands behind the camera as much as they do to who stands in front of the lens. Since the inception of photography, African Americans have worked in the medium in order to wrest control of their images from those who have used the art form to objectify them. This is particularly true in the case of Black women, whose sociopolitical position has been and remains in jeopardy due to their bodies being an intersection of beliefs about race, gender, class, and sexuality. As the most hypervisible of under-recognized people, Black women are most often discussed in terms of their physical attributes (such as the size of their buttocks, the texture of their hair, and the depth of their skin tones) and their sexuality and temperament. To put it simply, ‘the Black woman’s body is always public, always exposed’, while Black female subjectivities–their experiences, beliefs, and perspectives–are always out of sight and out of order.
Crystal Am Nelson
Quote is from African American Women and Photography on Oxford African American Studies Center, an article I mentioned in my recent post 8 Good Reads On Black Women and Photography, As Photographers and/or Subjects. This is really important as it speaks to the unique experiences of Black women and oppression and how photography can be used subjectively by us, to tell our truths and fight against minimizing or binary images meant to oppress or facilitate oppression. Black women as photographers and photography subjects, not objects are revolutionary.
You can’t change the laws without changing the images. It is one thing to say we exist; it is another thing to show it. Art is political, art is about activism.
Quote is from a great piece in The New York Times: Lens, Photographing A ‘Difficult Love’ In South Africa by Alexis Okeowo. It is about Muholi’s critical work on portraying the nuance, love, relationship, lives…the humanity of Black lesbians in South Africa. She’s a stellar photographer, critical thinker, activist.
I recently upgraded my iPhone 5 to an iPhone 5s, because the latter has a slightly better camera and I decided this month to go all iPhone on Instagram. Previously I shared past travel photographs, ones made with dSLRs, point and shoots and mobile and a variety of stuff. But seeing so many inspiring all-iPhone profiles on Instagram made me want to try that.
I purchased a 4-in-1 lens from Olloclip, and that is the attachment that you see in the first photograph. It includes a wide angle lens (doubles the field of view) which when removed reveals a 10x macro lens. It includes a fisheye lens (180˚ field of view) which when removed reveals a 15x macro lens. Four in one. (I did purchase their telephoto lens but returned it; it didn’t do much for me though @photojack has a great video of using it for a portrait session.)
So far I only used the fisheye lens a few times and posted one of those photographs to Instagram. I haven’t really used the wide angle lens but will when I travel later this summer. The 15x macro is so slight where I think I need mini tripod as the slightest hand movements means easily moving out of focus. But the 10x macro? That is my boo! I’ve been having a lot of fun with it! (I still want a mini tripod for using it too; will help with focus.)
Above are some photographs where I used the 10X macro on my iPhone 5s and then post processed the photographs using VSCO Cam® app for iPhone, then posted on Instagram.
- (non iPhone) photograph of me holding of my phone with the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens attached. That is my Instagram photostream on the phone.
- Cabbage leaves.
- Collard greens (lower side of leaf).
- Collard greens.
- Not sure the species of this plant; just got excited that I could convey depth of field and bokeh with a frickin’ iPhone!
- "Thyme…is on my side…yes it is…"
- Scotch bonnet pepper (inside).
- Paint lid; I find the rust beautiful.
- Oreo cookie.
- My keyboard; a PC one since my 2008 iMac one broke long ago.
I am having a lot of fun with this lens; I have some specific creative projects in mind with it for the future but just getting a feel for it now. I never really used a macro lens that often in my professional days though I had a few macro filters I used on zoom/prime lenses. However, there’s really a lot that can be done with an Olloclip 4-in-1 lens.
I would definitely recommend this lens to anyone who wants to do some fun stuff with their iPhone. :)
(Not affiliated with Olloclip in any way; just a customer who liked the product.)
Photography in the social media age often means minimizing or ignoring the role of race/gender and more in the lives of both photographers and (especially) subjects. This is something that people (like me, as a Black woman and a photographer) who experience racism/sexism (and other intersecting oppressions) do not have the luxury of ignoring. The reality is the experiences of race/gender etc. will always be a question of “how” is it relevant, not “if” it is relevant, simply because it is always relevant.
How Black women experience race/gender/class and more shapes our experiences in unique ways; in other words, for Black women it is not “just” being Black, or “just” being a woman, or “just” struggling in the 99% and usually among the poor that impacts our experiences; all three intersecting and affecting each other in a world of anti-Blackness, White supremacy, racism, sexism, misogyny, misogynoir, poverty, classism, colourism, homophobia, transmisogyny, ableism and other oppressions and institutions is what does.
Ignoring/removing key experiences, identity and culture away from a person to approach them via a “colourblind” (which actually is a bigoted approach) lens (pun intended) is antithetical to being a skilled photographer, as the core job is to actually see, not to ignore; to allow interpretation, not to erase, to allow presence of story, not to force it to be hidden out of discomfort or guilt. It most certainly is not only interpreting Black women as artists/professionals and subjects through a privileged gaze meant to minimize or dehumanize.
The perspective I chose for selecting these articles is one that focuses on Black people, especially (though not exclusively) Black women as photographers. Clearly Black people are not the only people of colour in America who photograph; however, this is my chosen focus for this particular list.
1) A Forgotten Group Of Photographers Is Revealed In Black And White by Carol Kleinman in Chicago Tribune is an article almost 30 years old (published in 1986) and is still relevant. Still. She points out how few women photographers are ever noted, and even when they are, they tend to be White. So here, many key Black women photographers throughout history are named, with a good portion on Jean Moutoussamy-Ashe. (Also see 2 great books by Deborah Willis that I mentioned in 55 Great Books For Photographers for more on Black photographers and Black people as photographic subjects.)
2) Black Women Who Rule The Art Scene by Brandee Sanders on The Root is awesome. Not only photographers are mentioned here (though the awesome Deborah Willis and Lorna Simpson are mentioned) but other Black female visual artists as well; 23 total. Great slideshow with blurbs.
3) Beyond Black and White: Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Tackles Racial and Gender Stereotypes by Ann Binlot on The Daily Beast (not crazy about this publication, but I did like this particular piece because I love Weems) is a good read that illuminates Weems’ life and work as a Black woman photographer whose work explores Black life.
4) The Black Photographer: Race and Photography (a Conversation With Brent Lewis) by Suchitra Vijayan on The Huffington Post is an incredible read not just about visual representation and the Black body in terms of images but also in terms of how we are actually viewed as non-persons and interchangeable. Lewis is a Black male photographer who the author discussed this with and he shared some important insights, especially so since Black photojournalists/documentarian photographers are so underrepresented. While he is a male photographer, being that his gaze includes Black women as a Black man, I definitely wanted to include this piece. (Note: there is some ableism in the article towards the bottom, re: ability and speaking, and a Chris Rock joke.)
5) Photographing A ‘Difficult Love’ In South Africa by Alexis Okeowo on The New York Times: Lens is a beautiful article on the experiences of Zanele Muholi, a Black woman and photographer who photographs Black lesbian relationships in South Africa. Worth a read. And I’ve seen some of her work. Incredible. Nuanced. Beautiful. Humanity. Her gaze is not objectifying but confirms their subjectivity and humanity of their experiences as Black women.
6) African American Women and Photography by Crystal Am Nelson on Oxford African American Studies Center is really great and takes an important and in-depth look at Black women as both subjects and as photographers, citing Black feminist scholars such as Patricia Hill Collins and Angela Davis, and Black female photographers such as Jean Moutoussamy-Ashe, Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Willis. She writes about how Black women reshape our identities and realities in truthful ways by viewing ourselves as subjects in our own experiences and not objects for others’ lenses. Great great piece.
7) Teaching The Camera To See My Skin by Syreeta McFadden on BuzzFeed (I don’t like this publication at all, I mean at all, but this particular article matters) is a good read that looks at colourism and conception of beauty for Black women, and how photography as a medium and as media is biased against this.
8) 15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know by Alexis Jackson on For Harriet is a great collective post and includes more than just photographers as visual artists. Good stuff.
(Also see my post 300 Awesome Photography Links as there’s a section where I listed some contemporary Black female photographers and filmmakers.)
Below are 300 awesome photography links that I have read, viewed and shared over the years, or other photographers that I know have. Some I have not viewed in a while and others I view regularly. I cannot account for “all” of the content on each site, nor do I suggest I “agree” with everything posted on each. However, in general, they have been either helpful/educational and/or visually inspiring. (A few are new links in 2014.)
Photography Education and News
- Craft & Vision
- Digital Photography School
- Lighting Essentials For Photographers
- Tracey Brown (engagement/wedding photography workshops)
- Lindsay Adler (portrait/fashion workshops)
- Selina Maitreya (spirituality/creative workshops)
- Tamara Lackey (portraiture education)
- Jack Hollingsworth (available light portraiture)
- David duChemin (variety)
- Joe McNally (variety)
- Rick Sammon (variety)
- Scott Kelby: Photoshop Insider
- Zack Arias’ DED PXL (variety)
- Chase Jarvis (variety)
- Jeremy Cowart (variety)
- Stuck In Customs
- DIY Photography
- The Photo Brigade
- Photography Concentrate
- The Phoblographer
- The Digital Photography Cafe Show
- Digital Photo Experience
- Digital Photo Buzz
- Digital ProTalk
- Skip Cohen University
- Rosh Sillars (social media)
- Current Photographer
- Photo District News
- A Photo Editor
- British Journal of Photography
- Dodge and Burn: Diversity In Photography History
- Fuel Your Photography
- The PhotoArgus
- Pop Photo
- Photography Monthly
- Psychology For Photographers
- Canon Live Learning
- Aperture Academy
- Light Stalking
- Phototuts+ photography courses
- Milton Glasser - what is art and what is not?
- psychology of framing
- helpful photography cheat sheets
- free photography guides for art and business
- 100 helpful photography tutorials for beginners and professionals
- 25 digital photography tutorials, techniques, and effects
- shutter release in slow motion
- Canon lenses being made
- Strobist 101 and 102 for lighting education
- intro to studio lighting diagrams
- how to use one light
- cheating flash sync
- studio strobes vs. small off camera flashes
- choosing the best Canon Speedlite flash
- 13 flash photography tips
- using textures in Photoshop tutorial
- the invisible black backdrop
- 11 great camera angles for food photography
HD dSLR Filmmaking Education/Downloads
- Vimeo Video School
- No Film School
- dSLR Video Shooter
- Masters In Motion
- Planet 5D
- Cinema 5D
- Vincent Laforet
- Richard Harrington
- Phillip Bloom
- Timelapse Workshops
- Nikon Educational Series For Videographers
- Sundance Institute
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Tribeca Film Festival
- DanoSongs (royalty free music)
- Incompetech (royalty free music)
- PacDV (royalty free music)
- Sound Jay (royalty free music)
- Jewelbeat (royalty free music)
- 10 online resources for free, legal music
- the dSLR cinematography guide [PDF]
- dSLR video: beginners guide to shooting HD
- 10 essential accessories for shooting video with your dSLR
- 10 Tips for successfully producing a micro-budget feature
Photography Business (specifically for professional photographers)
- Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
- National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
- American Photographic Artists (APA)
- The Exposure Group: African American Photographers Association in Washington D.C.
- The Law Tog
- eJunkie (selling products)
- StudioCloud (free business management software)
- ShootQ (business management software)
- FaxZero (free Internet faxing)
- United States Copyright Office
- TinEye (search images to check for copyright infringement)
- Copyscape (check for plagiarism of photo essays)
- PlagSpotter (check for plagiarism of photo essays)
- the business of photography: sales and pricing
- pricing your work (for the part-time photographer)
- pricing guides
- cost of doing business calculator
- image licensing guide
- travel image licensing guide
- charging clients for travel
- the business of photography: marketing
- the business of photography: getting hired
- 10 common tax deductions for your photography business
- photographers’ rights
- UPS Ground transit times
- currency exchange
- distance between 2 cities
- travel ambulance/evacuation insurance
- what photographers should know about insurance
Photography Amateurs (specifically for newbie photographers)
- The Beginner’s Lens
- Photography For Beginners
- Amateur Photographer
- 5 photography tips for amateurs
- 11 tips for beginner photographers
- digital photography tips and tutorials for beginners
- 35 basic Photoshop tutorials
- Canon | Nikon | Fujifilm | Olympus | Leica | Panasonic | Hasselblad | Mamiya | Polaroid | Sony | Pentax
- B&H Photo Video
- 42nd Street Photo
- The Photojojo Store
- Unique Photo
- DP Review
- Ken Rockwell (gear reviews)
- Borrow Lenses
- Lens Rentals
- Canon Rumors
- The Digital Picture
- RedrockMicro (filmmaking)
- Zacuto (filmmaking)
- BlackRapid (camera straps)
- Presslite (flash diffuser)
- Eyefi Memory Cards (wifi cards)
- House of Portfolios
- product photography for $12.00
- the best gear for the serious amateur
- Adobe Photoshop
- Aperture 3
- Lightroom & Photoshop CC $9.99/mo. subscription
- VSCO Cam For Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop
- MCP Actions
- PhotographyPla.net Photoshop actions store
- PhotographyPla.net 10 free fashion actions for Photoshop
- skin retouching Photoshop action
- Presetpond (Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture actions/presets)
- free Aperture presets
- free Aperture presets, the ultimate list
- Topaz Labs (HDR simulation, black & white effects and more Photoshop plugins)
- Nik Software
- 15 great and free Photoshop alternatives
- 36 colour gradient sets for Photoshop
- 60 high resolution paper backgrounds for Photoshop
- 60 high resolution texture backgrounds
- Dafont (great source of a variety of fonts)
- Simply The Best Fonts
- 25 sites and resources to learn typography
iPhone Photography (iPhoneography)
- IPHONEOGRAPHY [dot com]
- iPhoneography Central
- iPhoneography Times
- The Art of Mobile Photography
- iPhone Photography Pro
- iPhone Photographer
- iPhone Art
- iPhoneography Today
- tips for better iPhone photography
- 10 quick iPhone photography tips
- 11 cool iPhone photography tips
- iPhone Photography (eBook)
- VSCO Cam® app
Photograph and Product Printing
Photography Portfolios, Templates and Web Design
- Flickr | Instagram | Tumblr | Facebook | Wordpress | Blogger | Google+
- SmugMug Pro
- JPG Mag
- Tumblr Themes
Mainstream Photography Sources
- Magnum Photos
- Getty Images
- National Geographic
- NPR: The Picture Show
- The New York Times: Lens
- The Boston Globe: The Big Picture
- The Atlantic: In Focus
- Time: LightBox
- World Press Photo
- Associated Press Images
- Reuters Pictures
- Los Angeles Times Photography
- Telegraph Pictures
- George Eastman House
- Lens Culture
Awesome Black Women Photographers and Filmmakers/Directors
As myself a part of a group regularly overlooked when lists for photography are made (lists of noted/recognized photographers or even as subjects in listed photographers’ images that aren’t the Western gaze on warfare/poverty), I am highlighting a few Black women who are photographers and filmmakers here. ❤
- Black Female Photographers (group)
- My Sisters and Me (group)
- Sistagraphy (group)
- Carrie Mae Weems
- Lorna Simpson
- Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
- Tracey Brown
- Tasha Prescott-Wilson
- Mary Brown
- Gail O’Bannon
- Nicka Smith
- Ava Reaves
- Latrenia Bryant
- Tan Crowder
- Ysa Adams
- Lisa Brown
- Dedra Brown
- Yagazi Emezie
- Kafi D’Ambrosi
- Tomayia Colvin
- Ariane Hunter
- Cate (Batty Mamzelle)
- Ava DuVernay
- dream hampton
- Wanuri Kahiu
- Dee Rees
- Julie Dash
- Kasi Lemmons
- Gina Prince-Bythewood
- Sanaa Hamri
- Victoria Mahoney
Other Photographers With Art That I Enjoy (contemporary ones; for this list I didn’t include any of the noted masters, i.e. Gordon Parks)
- Penny De Los Santos
- Tood Porter & Diane Cu
- Stacy Pearsall
- Annie Leibovitz
- Chris Charles
- Tafari Stevenson-Howard
- Andrew Thomas Clifton
- Chester Higgins Jr.
- Rich Williams
- Brian Matiash
- Joshua Galloway
- Todd Owyoung
- Pete Souza
- Dan Winters
- Eric Lafforgue
I don’t suggest that this listing is “conclusive” or “objective.” Again, it’s based on sites I have visited or photographers that I know have. To be clear, as of the date of this post, I have no commercial/financial connection to any of the people, products, services or businesses named.
Feel free to reblog (if a Tumblr user) or add a comment (if a Disqus user) with other sites to be included, but if a Tumblr user, please DO NOT alter the original post; simply add your suggestions at the bottom under the blockquote of my post.
I no longer need my array of mess of bookmark folders in 3 different web browsers now that I have this list! Hopefully this is helpful to you. ❤
Related Post: 55 Great Books For Photographers
I recently posted some rusted old (I love photographing old things) paint cans (love these) to my Instagram page in a collage, and made a new photograph of one a couple of days ago, above. I love the textures and colours and I love rust so much.
For this one, I like the presence of the roller brush and other tools out of focus on the right; alludes to the usefulness of paint itself for art or beautification, but also the can’s decomposition with age is art itself. The juxtaposition interests me.
I mentioned in previous photograph posts how much I like old things and texture; when the age, character and usefulness of something can be seen. With these two early morning (like 7am; I loved the light) photographs of bicycle wheels, I post-processed using Topaz Adjust 5 plug-in for Photoshop CC to add a sense of texture and a quasi-HDR feel. The backgrounds near the bicycles being different added a sense of coolness for the first one and warmth for the second one.