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Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute 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 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).

Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute 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 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).
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Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute 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 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).

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Episodes

LW1102 - It Has Become Too Easy

7/17/2018
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Yes, the advance of technology has made it easier to make a photograph. Those advancements have not, however, made it one whit easier to make artwork.

LW1101 - A Little Less Numb

7/3/2018
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Success Happens When Opportunity . . . breaks through the momentum of everyday life.

LW1100 - Within Our Limitations

6/28/2018
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I almost threw in the towel in North Dakota last week and quit trying to photograph because my knees were giving me so many problems. But then I decided to shift my thoughts toward what I could do rather than what I couldn't.

LW1099 - Teacups and Plates

6/21/2018
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It's amazing how many times I see a group of images that will include one odd duck that just doesn't fit with the rest of the group. Before tossing out that image that doesn't fit, there may be other reasons to look more deeply.

LW1098 - Deadlines and the Quality of Our Work

6/19/2018
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Deadlines are a great motivator to complete work, but if they squeeze our beginning to just before the deadline, it may compromise the quality of what we produce.

LW1097 - The More I Work

6/7/2018
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A strategically employed vehicle that promotes more work can be a useful tool in our creative live - simply because the more we work, the more we learn. You might be interested in . . . Time is running out to submit your entry or entries to Seeing in SIXES - LensWork's 2018 book project. Remember, you don't need to be a subscriber to enter and everyone who enters will receive a book whether or not your work is selected for publication. Don't miss this opportunity and visit...

LW1096 - The Hard Part

6/5/2018
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When photography is about how well we can photograph, it misses its full potential. When the medium itself helps point our attention to our content, it pushes us to be better artists. You might be interested in . . . Time is running out to submit your entry or entries to Seeing in SIXES - LensWork's 2018 book project. Remember, you don't need to be a subscriber to enter and everyone who enters will receive a book whether or not your work is selected for publication. Don't miss this...

LW1095 - Print Stories, Part 3

5/31/2018
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Thinking about media and a few nagging questions that keep cropping up and that have a profound effect on what and why we produce what we do. You might be interested in . . . Only 15 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed...

LW1094 - Print Stories, Part 2

5/29/2018
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Thinking about media and a few nagging questions that keep cropping up and that have a profound effect on what and why we produce what we do. You might be interested in . . . Only 17 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed...

LW1093 - Print Stories, Part 1

5/24/2018
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Thinking about media and a few nagging questions that keep cropping up and that have a profound effect on what and why we produce what we do. You might be interested in . . . Only 22 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed...

LW1092 - Confirm, Explore

5/22/2018
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I've been looking back as some of my previous work to see if I can learn anything about my natural impulses and artmaking habits. I've discovered something fascinating that implies a strategy we all can use. You might be interested in . . . Only 24 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This...

LW1091 - Beauty and the Beholder

5/17/2018
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Why anthology-style publication/exhibition might make sense for your bodies of work. You might be interested in . . . Only 29 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed with the quality you've come to expect from us. Deadline...

LW1090 - Real World Sensor Size

5/15/2018
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Another discussion of real-world photographic technology, this time focusing on sensor size and its implications on images published in books. You might be interested in . . . Only 30 days until Seeing in SIXES entry deadline! The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed...

LW1089 - Stand Here, You Idiot

5/8/2018
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The last thing I want is someone telling me where to go to make a great photograph. Such advice typically motivates me to head in the opposite direction. You might be interested in . . . The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our readers - like you! - printed with the quality you've come to expect...

LW1088 - Real World ISO

5/3/2018
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Examining the EXIF data from the images we publish in LensWork often reveals some interesting real-world, pragmatic, useable information. Three images in LensWork #136 offer a great example of high ISO practicalities. You might be interested in . . . The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in 2018! This book will feature the work of our...

LW1087 - The Word for When There are No Words

5/1/2018
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Words are great things - as long as they don't mislead people in a way that confuses them about what we produce. For example, to call LensWork a "magazine" is not at all accurate because what the term "magazine" brings to mind is not at all what LensWork actually is. You might be interested in . . . The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in...

LW1086 - My First Love is Landscape

4/26/2018
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I love landscape photography - not because I end up with landscape photographs, but rather because there is where I feel most alive. You might be interested in . . . Little did we know the excitement we generated in the photographic community when we started promoting the idea of 6-image projects. The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to publishing another book in...

LW1085 - My Personal Digital Divide

4/24/2018
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I spent decades (literally) photographing Eastern Oregon landscapes - all on film. But today, most of my current efforts involve working the images in my Lightroom catalog for current projects. Because all that Eastern Oregon work is on film, it's functionally as if I'd never made those photographs - unless I engage a huge project to scan the negatives. You might be interested in . . . Little did we know the excitement we generated in the photographic community when we started...

LW1084 - The Test of Time

4/19/2018
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Why is it that some photographs (or photographers) wear well over time and continue to captivate us, and others seem to become increasingly irrelevant over time? You might be interested in . . . Little did we know the excitement we generated in the photographic community when we started promoting the idea of 6-image projects. The 2016 and 2017 Seeing in SIXES entries and books were such a success, we're doing another one this year! We are now accepting entries and looking forward to...

LW1083 - We Are Burst Mode, Resistance is Futile

4/17/2018
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As an old view camera user, I never had any need (or capability) to use or even think about using motor drives - what is now called "burst mode" in digital cameras. I'm changing my thinking about this because there are very good reasons to now do so. The techniques are easy; breaking my old habits are more difficult. gical breakdown. You might be interested in . . . Little did we know the excitement we generated in the photographic community when we started promoting the idea of...