My Biggest Failure…

Criticism can be devastating, but praise can be even more dangerous     In May of 2008 I created The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau which was widely published and exhibited. In addition to the public success, I consider the work a personal success because I love and am proud of the images.   And with the success came… continue reading

Just. Let. Go.

  Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”   I believe we all start life with our Vision fully intact and guiding us. We start off young, innocent and we’ve not yet learned to conform or to please others.    For example: as a… continue reading

To Create Great Images You Must Go to Great Locations…

Tongariki, Easter Island   Perhaps you’ve noticed that for the past several years, most of my best images were created in exotic and far away places such as Easter Island, Ukraine, Newfoundland, Hawaii, Alaska, Poland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.   You see the same coming from other photographers: exotic images coming from exotic lands…. continue reading

Why Do I Write Blog Articles?

The Fox – Anaheim 1971 I was talking with some friends recently and they asked why I write these articles. I thought about my motivations and wanted to share them.   First, I don’t do it for the money…because there is none! I don’t sell advertising or subscriptions.    I don’t do it to win… continue reading

Five Simple Steps to Create Award Winning Images

  Five Simple Steps to Create Award Winning Images   You clicked on this link? Seriously, how gullible are you? There are no simple steps or secret tips to creating a great image. If anything the title of this article should read: 5 Hard Things You Must Do To Create Images That YOU Love. That’s… continue reading

How Important is Your Equipment?

  How important is your equipment? Not nearly as important as you think!   I was recently attending a photography convention and got to see the new Fuji 102mp medium-format camera. One word comes to mind:   Wow!   The Fuji rep let me take it outside for a spin and the images and resolution… continue reading

Simple Black and White Photography - Dark Sheep

Simplify to Emphasize the Focal Point

  Dark Sheep Even though I’ve been photographing in Black and White since 1968, I consider the years from 2004 to present to be my important ones. It was during these years that I found my Vision and pursued my Passion.     Poudre River Spillway   During the last 15 years my work has… continue reading

My Favorite Location: Cole Thompson

Palms, Rapa Nui A photographer friend, George Digalakis, asked me to write this article for his blog: Inspirational Places. You can read the original article here:   My Favorite Location: How does one choose their favorite location? It would be like choosing your favorite image or favorite child! Sometimes it seems like the last… continue reading

Don’t Listen to Others and Five Things I‘ve Learned From Others

Dunes of Nude No. 227 In my last blog post I strongly suggested that people should not to listen to other people’s advice, and someone called me on that advice! He reminded me that one of the best lessons I’ve ever learned came from following someone else‘s advice (Ansel’s already done Ansel) He’s right, sometimes… continue reading

It’s Worthless

Copyright by Peter Lindbergh A young artist is exhibiting his work for the first time and a well-known critic is in attendance.   The critic says to the young man: “would you like to hear my opinion of your work?”   “Yes” says the young man.   “It’s worthless” the critic says.   “I know”… continue reading