Masters of Photography

The Great Masters of Photography The people who shaped modern photography; master photographers who inspired and influenced the generations of photographers that followed them. When I first discovered photography, it was the craft of photography that I fell in love with, rather than the artistic aspects of photography. I appreciated a good photograph as well as anyone else, but for me at the time the process was more interesting than the actual images. It was the camera that interested me, I thought the mechanical aspect of photography was fascinating, plus the chemical side of…Read more …

Web Design for Photographers

Planning, Designing, and Building a Website for a Photographer I have always loved simple, clean, elegant design, and I really appreciate when web designers use the less is more approach to designing and building websites. This is the 5th version of my website in the 10 years that I have had a internet presence to showcase my photography. The first two versions being designed and built in Flash by my friend Alex when I lived in Italy, and the last three non-Flash versions of paulkerins.com designed and built by myself. I've taken inspiration…Read more …

Anticipating The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment Henri Cartier-Bresson will always be remembered for his iconic black and white street photographs, but he will also be remembered for a famous phrase that is known by almost every serious photographer, " The Decisive Moment " . The term comes from his 1952 book Images à la sauvette, the English edition was titled, The Decisive Moment. "Photography is not like painting," he told The Washington Post in 1957. "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression…Read more …

Beautiful Minimal Design Photography Websites

Paul Kerins Photographer featured on Creative Design Magazine. Creative Design Magazine,  a design resource magazine, just posted a article on their website 55 Beautiful Minimal Design Photography Websites . I was pleased to see my main website Paul Kerins Photographer was featured in the article. I would like to say welcome to all the people who found their way here from Creative Design Magazine. I hope you enjoy your time on my website. Below is a quote from the article that Creative Design Magazine published.  Minimal Design is very popular in website design. Web…Read more …

Ivan Dalla Tana

Ivan Dalla Tana, master printer & inventor of the "Gold Process" a alternative photographic printing process. The world is full of creative people, making beautiful objects and things for themselves and other people's pleasure, but the reality is almost all of it, is a rehash of something someone else had already done before. It is a harsh truth, but if you asked any creative if they ever made something that has never been seen before, if they were honest with you and with themselves they would say no. They would say that they…Read more …

Padding Your Portfolio.

Take risks in your photography, but not with your career. When I wrote Photographers who plagiarized other photographers,  I wrote about my personal experience of having my ideas stolen and my work being copied verbatim.  So now I want to talk about what could be worse? In this article the topic is padding your portfolio. Early in my career a make-up artist I had worked with told me I should pad my portfolio. What does padding ( also called stacking ) your portfolio mean? Basically it means taking tear-sheets ( pages ) of…Read more …