Interview with Greg Miller

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Interview | No Comments

Greg Miller’s celebrated portraits capture the beauty and pathos of human relationships and everyday life. He talked with us about his practice, which centers around photographing people (often strangers) with an 8×10 camera. Read on to get Greg’s insight about interacting with unfamiliar people, the mysterious synergy behind successful portraiture, the agony of editing, reconciling […]

An Interview with Instructor Niko J. Kallianiotis

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Classes & Workshops, Interview | No Comments

When we first saw the work of Niko Kallianiotis, we knew we had to bring him on to teach with us. A documentary photographer, his street work tells the story of community and integration, or, more often, the lack thereof. Curious about his approach to making work, we asked him a few questions about his […]

A Conversation with Noah Addis on Large Format Photography

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Interview | One Comment

It’s not every day that you come across a documentary photographer who travels the world with a 4×5 camera. But for Noah Addis‘s large-scale images of urban squatter communities, it was the natural choice. Curious about how he came to that conclusion, we asked Noah to answer a few questions for us about why he […]

Help Keep Darkroom Arts Alive for the Next Generation

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Community Outreach | One Comment

If you came to the Summit Lecture Series on Saturday March 1st, you should recognize the name Rush Arts Darkroom. They gave a great presentation about their project and asked for your help. For those of you who don’t know what Rush Arts Darkroom is, let us give you a short introduction of who they […]

What You Don’t Know about the Rule of Thirds #3

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Visual Language | One Comment

Go for economy of expression When I started studying photography in college, one of the photographers whose work really blew me away was Henri Cartier-Bresson. I was so astounded by his sense of composition: his images were succinct and concise, yet very expressive. The “leanness” of his images seemed to eliminate all waste, allowing the […]

Streamline Your Photo Editing Process with Adobe Lightroom

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Are you getting the most out of Adobe Lightroom? Perhaps you’ve set up your catalog and you’ve been using the software to make basic RAW adjustments. Surely that’s good enough, right? In reality, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of how Lightroom’s powerful features can help you organize and enhance your […]

Finding Great Instructors for Photography Classes at Basho

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Here at Basho, we’re always trying to grapple with big questions. One big question we preoccupy ourselves with is “how to teach photography effectively.” Since I started Project Basho, this question continues to challenge me, and the classes we offer are our attempts to answer it, even if the answers are still “working” ones. An […]

Another Great Documentary for the Snowy Day

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Photography Film Suggestions | One Comment

As another winter storm has us held in its midst, you may find yourself spending another snow day at home.  Snuggle up under your blanket and check out the film Half-Lives by Maisie Crow, an ONWARD Summit speaker and fellow photographer.  We recently showed the film in our Inspiration and Vision class, which prompted a […]

A Perfect Documentary for the Snowy Day

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Photography Film Suggestions | One Comment

If you are snowed in like us and wondering how you are going to spend the day meaningfully, make yourself a cup of tea and watch this documentary that I show to my students in our Inspiration and Vision class. Titled, PressPausePlay, it is a documentary which explores the intersection of artists, creativity and the […]

Creating a website quickly, yet beautifully

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Website for Photographers | No Comments

It’s not like we were completely bored at the studio or anything, but we recently decided to give ourselves a little challenge. We decided to create a new website for Project Basho. Well, okay, so, maybe we need to elaborate on that. We didn’t just decide to create a new site. We decided to create […]