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).
October 14th, 2014
Episode 9 of 137 episodes
We are all highly motivated for every single image to work swimmingly well, every time. Unfortunately, sometimes it just doesn't. Knowing when to say no is an important part of the creative process. As Ansel Adams supposedly mused, the most valuable tool in the darkroom is a large waste receptacle for the prints you throw away.