Rubin's pedigree swings wide: making movies with Bernardo Bertolluci; premastering CDs for the Grateful Dead; developing the “paint-your-own pottery” studio industry; years at Netflix... but through it all he’s been a passionate photographer and collector. Last summer he left his Senior Innovator role at Adobe to focus on his fine art photography. Even as he began to show and sell his work, the frustrations he experienced in printing and framing led to the creation of Neomodern in 2017.
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
Two book 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...
15 October 2018 | 17 mins
My mother felt it wasn't clear how to "see differently" and ultimately move picture taking from the left side of the brain to the right.