This is the third in an irregular series of random musings by this ol’ photographer/artist.
“REALITY. What a concept!” I remember George Carlin using that line in his stand up routines must have been back in the 60s.
And yes, what a concept reality is. I have alluded to some of my conversations regarding reality [...]
I sense a bit of a resurgence in interest in black and white photography. This is probably at least in part due to the introduction of Nik Silver Efex 2 software, a package that makes black & white conversion so very easy. My rather unscientific observations of black and white images presented in competitions, on [...]
This blog post is based on a series of images that I posted on Facebook earlier this week. I entitled that series “Creativity Run Amok” and I am sure you will soon understand why. Over the course of my development as a photographer (a process that will continue for the rest of my life), I [...]
Back in May, 2010 I did a blog post entitled “Art & Music” in which I said “They (visual art & music) go hand-in-hand. So often I find myself looking at a composition in the field or in-camera only to have some song title or lyric or musical genre come to mind.”
So it was [...]
Good Morning Everybody!
Before looking forward, let me wrap up a quick look back at the past two months or so which has been a period of change. First I changed the name of my business from “It’s My Nature: Photography by Ed Vatza” to the much simpler, much more direct and I hope more [...]
I must begin by admitting that I have been remiss in keeping my website and blog up to date these last two weeks or so. A lot of my spare time was devoted to developing and refining my “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Great Images from Your Own Backyard” presentation which I gave last evening to [...]
After spending a couple of early morning hours photographing the vibrant colors of the Graffiti Underground, our workshop groups headed over to Eastern State Penitentiary where we would spend the rest of the day. The penitentiary itself has been closed since 1971 and in many areas there are now nearly 40 years worth of dust, [...]
In my last blog post, I mentioned that I was heading out for a weekend HDR photography workshop with Tony Sweet. I purposely selected this workshop for two main reasons. First, I greatly admire Tony and his body of work. And second while I do quite a bit of HDR photography, the subject matter revolving [...]
Why aren’t there any people in my images? That is a question that I was recently asked.
Truth be told, it’s not that I don’t ever have people in my images but it is extremely rare. And I will go to great lengths to work around people and keep my images people-free. Sometimes my work [...]