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About the Essays Section

If one has writer's disease as I do, there is not enough space on the planet for all the things you
would like to write about. This section is devoted to my essays on being a photographer. It differs
from my news section in that it is less journalistic and more about the nature lover's life and other
relevant topics that move me. These essays are occasional musings, and arise only as the spirit
moves me. This section will get a little heady now and then. Keep a bottle of asprin nearby, and be
prepared to navigate to another area of the site before the madness gets a grip on you.

The Importance of Failure

Creativity amounts more or less to fiddling with things, to working hard this way and that and to see
what happens. Another way to describe this is creativity creates results, and along the way, we

While it is important to go on a photo shoot with a goal in mind, it is equally important to

Photographic Realism
Mental Preparation Basic
Questioning Generalities

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Leonardo da Vinci