tPP70 World we look for

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

July 11, 2016

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Looking at my own work, I realize that often times I see the same thing and photograph the same thing over and over again. While the subject and subject matter might change, for all intensive purposes the images are the same. I don’t necessarily think this is bad or good, but in trying to understand why that might be happening I came across a couple of quotes. The first quote is by the wonderful photographer Edward Weston:

Why limit yourself to what your eyes see when you have the oppotunity to extend your vision?

The second quote is by Henry Thoreau

Many an object is not seen, though it falls within our range of visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray, i.e., we are not looking for it. So, in the largest sense, we find only the world we look for.

I think that is the challenge in photography is how do we expand our seeing and sense of seeing so that it is outside our intellectual ray. How does our time behind the camera, editing, and critiquing work build a bigger world to live in.

Photoshop World 2016

I an also so excited to be an instructor at Photoshop World 2016 this summer in Las Vegas. I am teaching four classes and I would love to see you down there this July. You can find more information over at

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