LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process

Brooks Jensen

Arts, Visual Arts

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Visual Arts 35

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).


The question is not how a high ISO affects the noise level, but rather how does high ISO affect the artwork? After some noise reduction, and especially in a print at our final size, can you actually see a difference compared to a low ISO image? You might be interested in . . . Publisher/author/podcaster/photographer, Brooks Jensen, is now...

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LW0985 - My Favorite Excuses

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From time to time, I get stuck - unable to leap over a creative block. What do I want to photograph next? That's when my bagful of excuses comes in handy. But truth be told, they are no more than a cover for something more fundamental that needs to be addressed.

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LW0984 - We Make Pictures

December 29th, 2016

We photographers prefer to discuss our "photographs" or our "images." Rarely do I hear the word "pictures" used in fine art photography circles. Nonetheless, we are essentially picture makers. With this in mind, I recommend two books that can help us place photography in the larger context of pictures and picture making - The Printed Picture by...

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LW0983 - Long-term Projects

December 27th, 2016

There is a difference between short-term and long-term projects that has more to do with psychology than with time. Planning, for one, is far more important. I find I need to pre-think more aspects of a long-term project than I do with a short-term one. You might be interested in . . . Announcing our LensWork holiday sale, now through December...