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LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process

12 EpisodesProduced by Brooks JensenWebsite

Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 50 years as a fine art ph… read more

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HT570 - Fine Art Photographers

September 25th, 2020

Photography is a hot commodity thanks to iPhones and Smartphones. There are more photographs being taken on more devices today than ever in the history of photography. I'm not sure, however, that the recent downward …

HT569 - Cute Dessert

September 24th, 2020

I can only imagine what Edward Weston wound think about the setting on one of my digital cameras that is for photographing "cute dessert." In fact, if you want to know the difference between fine art photography and …

HT568 - A Full Frame Nit Pick

September 23rd, 2020

As a matter of personal preference, I have always liked an aspect ratio that is a bit more squarish than a long rectangle – 4x5 rather than 3:2. So …

HT567 - Caring for Prints

September 22nd, 2020

Owning artwork implies a responsibility to care for it, preserve it, and store it responsibly. This can be an expensive obligation for archival storage materials as well as the physical space and environmental …

LW1213 - Maureen

September 21st, 2020

On September 15th I lost my dear, sweet wife due to complications from her 10 year battle with ovarian cancer. I'm sharing audio from May 2012 that we recorded for LensWork #100. We sat down together and talked about …

HT566 - Inventory

September 21st, 2020

In my youth, I worked to create an inventory. I now see that the virtue of having "inventory" has become a liability. I have hundreds of finished, …

HT565 - Previsualization

September 20th, 2020

I gave up using pre-visualization years ago for two specific reasons. First, pre-visualization in the analog darkroom is primarily a means of …

HT564 - 2, 3, and 5

September 19th, 2020

In the world of design, the numbers 2, 3, and 5 are particularly revered and there's every reason for us to pay attention to those design rules in …

LW1212 - Trouble in Blog City

September 14th, 2020

With camera sales and innovations slowing down, it's a good time for us to refocus our attention to the creative side of photography.

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LW1211 - You Can't Make This Stuff Up

September 7th, 2020

In 2009 I was invited to exhibit some of my work at the Lishui Photography Festival in China. Here are some lessons that I learned during the course of one of the most bizarre experiences I've ever had in my …

LW1210 - Borrowed Virtues

August 31st, 2020

View camera techniques that we can borrow for today's digital cameras.

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LW1209 - But Is It Real

August 24th, 2020

It's important to be aware of fads in photography and think twice before we fall into the trends.

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