Neil Jolly on Photography

  1. Just a Little Trick of the Light

    26 Jan 2019
    Ansel Adams is famous for saying; “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” When you have glorious lighting your job as a photographer is relatively easy. Compose the image, expose correctly, focus accurately on your subject, and you’ll likely bring home…

  2. f11 and Be There

    18 Jan 2019
    I wanted to expand on some of the things I mentioned in my blog Commitment. There’s a famous photojournalist idiom f8 and be there (generally attributed to Arthur Fellig). The landscape photographers version is usually altered to f11 and be there for a bit more depth of field. The implication…

  3. Is Photography Art?

    13 Jan 2019
    In my first blog post I mentioned that I would be addressing the often asked question; “Is Photography art?”. The answer, like many answers, is well that depends! I know not what you were looking for right Let’s look at a few examples for some ideas of what I mean.…

  4. Commitment

    30 Dec 2018
    To continue in the same vein as the last post I’d like to suggest that making a good photograph requires, commitment, and perseverance, to succeed. Sure there’s the odd occasion when you get lucky but more times than not luck doesn’t go your way. For example on a recent shoot…

  5. The Value of a Photograph

    17 Dec 2018
    We’ve all seen posts, or articles, out there in cyberspace, debating the value of a photograph as it pertains to art. Some say that it’s only a piece of paper, canvas, etc, how much could it possibly be worth. The purpose of this post is, not to debate whether a…