Bokeh and creativity

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grasses north shore lake superior bokeh sunset

Bokeh and creativity   What the hell is bokeh? The term Bokeh /bōˈkā/  describes how lenses render out of focus areas of images (stills or video/cinema). The aesthetic quality of the out of focus (blurred) areas in the images shared below can be called “Bokeh”. Wikipedia defines Bokeh as the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of … Read More

The blue series: monochromatic explorations

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Lofoten - Haukland Beach

MONOCHROMATIC: DEFINITION Monochrome 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 mini-series,  Music: a series).  I love the color blue, and I love the minimalist … Read More

Music: a series

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String instrument - Bass guitar

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 for me, but hopefully many of you, so I thought I … Read More

Update on project 365

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Grand Marais - Lighthouse

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, it is not “easy” to be creative on every single day of the week/month/year. For 365 days straight!  And It … Read More

Macro in motion

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Image - Photography

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 board). Specifically, I wanted to illustrate how the focus plane (=areas of … Read More

Project 365: a picture a day for a year

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Photography - Coast

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 neither original nor new.  And photographers have used and widely described this … Read More