Category Archives for "How-To"

Feb 11

#1170. Photographing roots

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Roots. The word has so many fundamental connotations: ground, foundation, basis, cause, origin, source. Roots are plants’ way of being grounded in space, at a place, but all life is rooted in time, through its ancestors. So roots run deep, and they touch us deeply.   Every living thing has roots, its temporal roots. All […]

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Sep 29

#1142. Photographing Fascinating Ferns

By Lad Sessions | How-To

I am fascinated by all things visual, but especially by colors and patterns, the former for their infinite tonalities, the latter for their infinite forms. Hence it’s no surprise that I love sunsets—and also ferns! Photographing the former is more challenging for me: it’s hard to be in the right spot at the right time […]

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Aug 30

#1135. Photographic Purpose

By Bob Kruger | How-To

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time. Only recently have I taken pictures with a purpose. For many years I have taken pictures serendipitously, what Pascal calls “grabbing” (DS # 1134). That approach was my staple for many years, but the more I shoot the more I veer from grabbing. I’m getting too old […]

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