Suzanne Fritz-Hanson is a collaborator, a creative-problem-solver, a scrappy-maker-of-things-to-happen, a practiced-question-asker, a silly-dance-choreographer and a lover of hyphens... also, she's a Senior Creative Director at an experience marketing agency. Instead of a traditional print or digital advertising, she works with brands to merge physical and digital elements: "phydigital". "I love the power of a great image that captures more than a visual record and instead can tell an entire story. I love the constraints of photography and simultaneously appreciate the technological advancements that have democratized and advanced the medium."
15 November 2018 | 18 mins 53 secs
Mastering your camera is fundamental, but the way to become good at photography is largely about looking at lots of photographs. By great photographers. A range of them. So how do you look at old work and what's the take away?
12 November 2018 | 16 mins 54 secs
Ansel Adams famously said that photographs were made, not taken. And while he invented the Zone System and "pre-visualization" his secret was to make images in post production. To paraphrase Adams' musical metaphor, the taken picture is the written song; the printing is the performance.
10 November 2018 | 15 mins 4 secs
art, crafts, creativity, photography
There's nothing worse than a blank canvas. And being told you can take pictures of anything is actually a bit paralyzing. So here's some ways to break the jam and play creatively.
8 November 2018 | 14 mins 20 secs
holiday, photos, thanksgiving
The holidays are picture-taking days! Tips and thoughts on shooting your festivities.
6 November 2018 | 15 mins 50 secs
If you shoot enough, at some point someone will ask "what do you take pictures of?" and it's a surprisingly difficult question.
4 November 2018 | 13 mins 53 secs
What are the things we do as beginners that are good to work through...
2 November 2018 | 16 mins
Perhaps the most important attribute of the photographer isn't technical, it's the ability to engender trust in people....
31 October 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
So you've taken a lot of great photos. How do you determine which are "really" good?
29 October 2018 | 17 mins 31 secs
It's good practice to take your phone/camera out, and go for a walk. Pay attention to what catches your attention...
27 October 2018 | 17 mins 4 secs
art, artists, photography
Two books almost universally recommended for photographers...
26 October 2018 | 20 mins 12 secs
What is photographic truth? What happens when the photographer manipulates the image? How much manipulation is okay? If it's all a fiction, why do these things matter?
25 October 2018 | 17 mins 8 secs
A photo is often capturing more than the surface of a subject, but rather, the relationship between photographer and subject.
24 October 2018 | 15 mins 20 secs
There's so much happening in the frames of our pictures, they can become more elegant with some simplification—what can be done to simplify an images?
22 October 2018 | 18 mins 6 secs
Teenagers taking pictures: is it "photography" or something else. Wim Wenders proclaimed the "end of photography." Really?
21 October 2018 | 17 mins 47 secs
People always talk about the "rule of thirds" and after much consideration, I've decided it's neither true nor useful, in teaching photography. Agree?
17 October 2018 | 17 mins 12 secs
There is more to the advantages of still photography over moving video than technology. It messes with your brain...