In the Swiss Alps

In the Swiss Alps

In the Swiss Alps A few weeks ago (early June)s, me and my family went on an Europe trip to visit Switzerland, my home country. I was very much looking forward to that after a long winter and spring with many hours spent in the studio and too little time...

The blue series: monochromatic explorations

The blue series: monochromatic explorations

MONOCHROMATIC: DEFINITIONMonochrome or monochromatic images = visual images in a single color or in varying tones of a single color (such as gray).   WHY THE BLUE SERIES?Creating images in series is fun and inspiring (see my post on other series: Sharps: a...

Sharps: a mini-series

Sharps: a mini-series

Sharps: a mini-series photographing sharp objectsAs mentioned in my previous post, Music: a series, series are fun way to create as well as to share images.I called this series "sharps". A term that is often used in healthcare in conjunction with sharp...

Music: a series

Music: a series

Working in series: the art of the personal project and sharing it with others A fun way to create as well as to share images is by compiling them (and thinking of them) in SERIES, or a compilation of images. Music is a recurring and loved subject not only...

Update on project 365

Update on project 365

Project 365: a personal project Project 365 is a personal project where I challenged myself to photograph (or videograph) an image (or clip) every day for 365 days.  A challenge project Importantly, project 365 is a creativity challenge project.  Clearly,...

Macro in motion

Macro in motion

  Macro Photography I love macro photography because it allows us to see the beauty of small things (see previous post on that topic). In an earlier post, I shared an animation of a 89 still images of an old rusty screw on a piece of wood (an old cutting...

Jewelry shoot with Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine

Jewelry shoot with Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine

Shot 1: rings on a fork The first shot had us putting rings on a fork. Since all three shots needed to get done in one day, we had to move relatively quickly. However, this first shot was probably the most challenging as everything was reflective.  But...

Project 365: a picture a day for a year

Project 365: a picture a day for a year

What is project 365? 30 days ago (of the writing of this), I started a personal project called Project 365. And I use a very simple process for this project. I have to take one picture a day and post it daily. A non-original process to train creativity This idea is...

Mindfulness in photography

Mindfulness in photography

One of the readers of my newsletter commented that she loved the mindfulness my photography encourages. While we all love compliments and I specifically loved this one, I was particularly intrigued by the connection of mindfulness and photography, a connection I have not explored until now.

The beauty of small things

The beauty of small things

In commercial product photography including macro photography, one has to pay a lot of attention to detail with regards to creating an overall image that is hopefully artistic, unique, technically proficient, and overall compelling. Details of composition, lighting,...

“Sel et Terre” Shoot with Terry John Zila

“Sel et Terre” Shoot with Terry John Zila

Thanks to chef Terry John Zila and his Sel et Terre team (https://www.facebook.com/tjzcuisine/) for another great shoot this weekend. An interview with Terry John on TV station WCCO can be seen here. The food looked and tasted fantastic, and I look forward to joining...

 

 

 

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