Here I am at one of my seminars explaining the simple non-linear, co-variant relationships between aperture (f-stop), shutter speed, ISO, humidity, day of the week, sunspot frequencies, your personal horoscope, the cost of your camera, and your limbic system's response to all four of your cosmological biorhythms.
Just an example of the fundamental and easy to memorize relationships revealed in my amazing tutorials.
On these pages I -- as well as guest contributors -- will be discussing, through our photographs and the associated essays, short articles and personal reflections, a broad range of inter-related issues in art, photography, literature, history, science, philosophy, sociology, and many of the evolving fundamental concerns of the modern and post modern world. The essays will focus, either narrowly or broadly, on the relationship between still (and even video photography) and the way we see and interpret the world around us.
The underlying theme for these essays comes from Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753), esse est percipi est, To be is to be perceived. In more modern parlance, this translates as to exist beyond the moment, is to be photographed.
While not exactly geared toward "How to take better pictures", "How to use the Nikon D800 auto-ISO feature", or "Seven ways to sell your photographs", my tutorials are more personal and based on my experience "in the field". In these informal lessons (or one-way seminars) I address philosophical as well as methodological issues. That is, I try to explain such abstractions as how I train myself to recognize patterns (how to "see"), and how I think about compositions as well as the more mechanical issues of how I go about creating less gaudy and more realistic High Dynamic Range (HDR) images, how I do night-time and inclement weather photography, and how I use minimal post-processing to maximum affect. I will also be integrating discussions on how I use in-line and post-processing commercial software when creating HDR and Black and White images.
Most of my tutorials will be available as free, downloadable PDF files.
Coming in late-July or August, 2014