• Life,  Photography

    Keeping it Fresh

    Dear Bubbles: I feel stuck. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to and photograph many beautiful places, but lately, when I visit a spot, I just don’t feel inspired to take any photographs. Is there something wrong with me? What…

  • Life

    Going Solo

    Dear Bubbles: I’m interested in learning how to travel by myself. I’m getting older, and there are places I want to see and photograph. I’m just tired of waiting for other people to go with me. I’m running out of…

  • 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?…

  • 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,…

  • Photography

    Developing Your Style

    Dear Bubbles: All the workshop gurus and self help photography courses advise me to “develop my photographic style.” I don’t know what my style is. How can I develop it? ~ Bothered, Bewildered, and Confused Dear Bothered, Bewildered, and Confused:…

  • Photography

    Playing Favorites

    Dear Bubbles: It’s your brother. Which of your photographs is your favorite and why? Is it your favorite because of the adventure you had, your camera equipment and settings at the time, the location, the people you were with, or…

  • Photography

    Modus Operandi

    Dear Bubbles: I have a problem with learning aperture and shutter speed. I read about it, think I’ve got it, but when I go to use it I can’t remember which is which or what I’m supposed to do. So,…