A Conversation with Jonathan Elderfield

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Many photographers are interested in taking pictures of people on the street, but don’t do it because they don’t know how to start. Of all the genres of photography, Street Photography seems to be shrouded in the most mystery, so we asked Jonathan Elderfield, who is leading our upcoming Street Photography class, to offer some […]

What You Don’t Know about the Rule of Thirds #2

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Visual Language | No Comments

In my last blog post on this topic, I wrote about how to deconstruct the common misconceptions about composition, suggesting three simple steps to help you take better pictures. In this post, I am going to delve deeper into what I mean by the first step, “be conscious of your painter’s canvas.” In reality, there […]

Getting Started with Wet Plate Collodion: 2013 Edition

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Classes & Workshops | 2 Comments

When you start doing wet plate photography, whether you are creating tintypes (positives on metal) or ambrotypes (postives/negatives on glass), you might experience a new sense of freedom. The freedom comes from the fact that you no longer have to worry about supplies like film, memory cards, and batteries. You can make everything with a […]

Film Photography for Digital Shooters #2: Types of Film

In the first part of this series, we explored the one-of-a-kind world of film photography with hopes of igniting a spark of interest in all of you digital aficionados out there. Now, we’re ready to delve further into the world of film by exploring the different types of film made today. Although in the end, […]

What You Don’t Know About the Rule of Thirds

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Visual Language | 2 Comments

Ok, so, you’ve learned how the camera works, and you’re getting used to using your camera’s manual mode when making pictures. Maybe you’ve also gotten the hang of using software like Lightroom to organize and make adjustments to your images on the computer. You’ve definitely come a long way since the days of shooting your […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Learn Lightroom over Photoshop

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

There are 45 million photos added to Instagram a day and the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr. Basically, our lives consist of capturing images. The act is ubiquitous from 3-year-olds to centenarians, everyone has the ability to do it and they do.  People amass impressive amounts of photographs. But what about photography […]

Film Photography for Digital Shooters #1

(Re-)Introducing: Film Photography We live in a world of instant gratification. From blogs to social networks to photo-sharing websites, we are continually inventing ways to share our humor, frustrations and artistic endeavors at the click of a button. In the process of embracing our relatively newfound roles as documentarians of our own lives, however, it […]

Style and Light: Arlene Collins Comes to Basho

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Classes & Workshops, Interview | No Comments

Without light, there would be no photography. What happens, though, when light does not cooperate? We’ve all been there: backlit subjects, high-contrast light, shadows, dusk fading rapidly into night. These situations are unavoidable, especially when you venture out of the studio and into the world to photograph. In tough lighting situations, knowing how to balance […]

A Conversation with Rick Wright

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Interview | 2 Comments

Rick Wright has been instrumental in heightening the quality of instruction here at Project Basho. We recently had a conversation with him about his upcoming class titled “Photographic Method: Color and Shape” starting March 11th. – Why is it important for photographers to study composition and color? Henry Peach Robinson once said that the goal […]

In Depth Look at “Photography: Inspiration & Vision” with Tsuyoshi Ito

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

— Who do you see as the ideal student for this class? Tsuyoshi: It has to be someone who wants to grow as a photographer in a fundamental way. This is the most critical. Also, students already have to have a good technical foundation, as this class will not cover that. They should be comfortable […]