• Life,  Photography

    If No One Saw Your Photos

    Dear Bubbles: I just finished watching the “Finding Vivian Maier” documentary per your recommendation. Very good. But now I’m wondering, if no one ever saw YOUR photographs, would you still photograph? ~Sam Dear Sam: Wasn’t that a fun story? For…

  • Photography

    It Takes Two

    Dear Bubbles: I recently heard about the “photo celibacy” approach at a recent conference. When trying to find your photographic voice or vision, how can cutting yourself off from studying other photographers help you develop your voice? Or expand it?…

  • Photography

    The Art of Not Sucking

    Dear Bubbles: Why do I suck so bad at photography and how can I get better today? ~Robert Dear Robert: I appreciate your enthusiasm to improve your photographic skills. But first, we have to address the sucking… I don’t know…

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    Graduating to Grad ND’s

    Dear Bubbles: You listed “graduated neutral-density filters” on your workshop’s recommended gear list. I’ve never heard of them before. What are they and what do they do? Do I really need them? ~A Filter Virgin Dear A Filter Virgin: Well,…

  • Life

    Live Your Dreams Now

    Dear Bubbles: Are you a photographer who writes, or a writer who photographs? ~Cindy Dear Cindy: The short answer? Yes. The longer answer: I’m a photographer and a writer. I’m also an instructor, publisher, speaker, author, editor, graphic designer, columnist,…