My essay series are collections of essays each focusing on a specific aspect of professional landscape photography. These essays are based on my personal experience as well as on the experience of my students. Each essay features a specific photograph either as illustration or as point of departure. A number of essays are written by students or contributors to this site. Each essay features an introduction by myself.
These essays are published in the context of three different series, as follows:
1 - Thoughts and photographs
2 - Craft and Technique
3 - Marketing
2-Thoughts & Photographs
in this first series focuses on challenging photographic situations, concepts or ideas as well as on real-life experiences. This series does not have specific limits in regards to what can be addressed in each essay. I set it up that way to be able to address areas that I may not discuss in my other article series.
If I dare compare my writings to music I suggest that we consider the essay in this series as fugues and my longer essays as operas. While the later sets a stage and proceeds to display an elaborate performance, the former responds to the whim and desires of the moment in a spontaneous display of character.
3-Craft & Technique
This second series focuses, as its name implies, on the craft and technique of digital photography. This series is quite different from the first series in that its focus is practical rather than philosophical. In a way, these two series follow my belief that photography, as a whole, is a combination of art and science. In this view, the Thoughts & Photographs series focuses on the Artistic aspect of photography, while the Craft & Techniques series focuses on the scientific aspect of photography.
This third series focuses on the subject of marketing your photographs. As such, its intended audience are photographers who are either considering or already selling their work. Each essay focuses on a specific aspect of marketing. The goal of this series is to provide helpful tips, insights and recommendations to increase your sales. Every essay is based on my personal experience selling my work since 1994.
5-You can become a contributor to this series
Many essays in this series have been written by contributors, either students who attended our workshops and seminars or photographers who want to share their experience with others.
If you wish to contribute to this series simply email your essay, or a short description, to firstname.lastname@example.org. After reviewing it I will email you personally to let you know if your essay was selected for publication. There are no particular subjects that can or cannot be addressed. We simply enjoy learning about your personal experience and "take" on photography: where you are coming from, what you have experienced, and of course your personal approach to photography, be it from an artistic or a technical perspective since this series addresses both aspects of Fine Art Photography.