Photo Creativity 102 – Complete something the first day – even on a holiday

Black Walnut tree, Eugene Oregon, October 2021 copyright Douglas Stockdale This is a take-off on my 10-minute rule for artistic (photographic) creativity, that is meant to help me become engaged with a new location, typically when on a holiday. This is also something I attempted to incorporate into my business travels when possible, usually resulting... Continue Reading →

Medium Photo Book Workshop – New dates

Book-dummy, photo by Douglas Stockdale Regretfully, my Book Development workshop with Medium Photo has been delayed and is being pushed back to March 2022. This is not easy and I realize that some artists and photographers were planning on this event to help with a potential book development project. This workshop will follow the annual... Continue Reading →

Critiques and feedback

Middle Ground, self-published limited edition artist book by Douglas Stockdale I know that I have probably said this before, but I am a really big proponent about getting feedback from anyone and frequently, anywhere. At portfolio reviews, I can usually be found on both sides of the review table, providing my thoughts on someone's artwork... Continue Reading →

Book Development Virtual Workshop – LACP

Gardening For Ordnance, book-dummy copyright Douglas Stockdale My Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) workshop, Developing Your Creative Photo Book, due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be virtual on Zoom this year. This book workshop will be a series of three-hour Zoom virtual segments spread over a span of four sessions starting on Saturday, March... Continue Reading →

Artist Book – Book Workshop

Over the last couple of days I have been working on my limited edition artist book that I will provide to each participant in my Medium Photo book development workshop, which will be starting later this month. Usually this is a bit of surprise on the first day of class when I start the workshop... Continue Reading →

Purple Fringe

A quick shout-out about my discovery of purple fringe and what to do about controlling it, which is not to be confused with the song Purple Rain. Although humming Purple Rain while working on this digital manifestation I find does seem to help reduce stress. As a black and white film photographer who has incorporated digital color... Continue Reading →

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