Monthly Archives: December 2011

Portraits

When I was in the city of Modica with my drawing class, I went searching for masks with grimaces that looked into the streets, guarded the doors and chased away trouble and demons. They are not stylised masks but portraits … Continue reading

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The depth of your photos

Let’s talk about the camera’s “diaphragm” again; it is actually an adjustable opening. How much it is adjustable depends on the lens, which usually goes from a minimum of f/3.5 to a maximum of f/22. The smaller the number, the … Continue reading

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Where are we?

Sometimes, when we shoot photographs in a place and then look at the results – or show them to someone who was not with us – the location, or even worse the part of the world we were in, is … Continue reading

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Beautiful or ” Good”?

When does a photo work? When is it “beautiful”? Without dwelling on the concept of beauty – Umberto Eco wrote an essay on the subject years ago – we can say that we should prefer the word “good” to the … Continue reading

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