Minding Your Muse

by Mark Alberhasky, September 11, 2008

Muse |myoōz| |mjuːz| |mjuz| noun (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences. • (muse) a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. I’ve written … Continue reading

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

by Mark Alberhasky, June 28, 2008

I hope this finds everyone enjoying a wonderful and photographically productive summer.  I know I’ve been punching the shutter button on several projects and am happy with some of what has made it out of my head and onto the screen.  Today I’m going to diverge somewhat from my typically … Continue reading

Oblivious With A Mind In The Gutter

by Mark Alberhasky, May 19, 2008

It’s a funny thing being a photographer.  It’s possible to become so adept at entering the creative zone that you spend a lot of time there.  So much in fact, you can get a little oblivious to what’s happening in the world around you.  Now I can hear my wife … Continue reading

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A New Photo Genre

by Mark Alberhasky, April 14, 2008

Cliches stand the test of time because they contain some underlying truth, and I’m facing one of those right now. Time flies. Who hasn’t felt the truth of that zinger, usually accompanied by a sense that something wasn’t accomplished on time.  Today I’m fortunate enough to savor the flip side … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans: Nikon D3 vs Leica M9

by Mark Alberhasky, January 24, 2008

I think all photographers have at least a little streak of tech head.  For some it is their raison d’être, following a never ending passion (as far as their budget will take them) in search of new and better photo toys.  For others, opening a new box brings less excitement, … Continue reading

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Out of Body Photography

by Mark Alberhasky, December 21, 2007

I’ve been excited about using this image in a blog entry for two reasons.  It’s an awesome photo and it was taken during my first shoot with the new Nikon D300 DSLR.  First let me ramble a little on the vision, then I’ll give you a very brief and unscientific … Continue reading

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Fine Images: A State of Mind

by Mark Alberhasky, December 4, 2007

Most serious photographers base their approach to the medium on the premise that fine quality work requires advanced, expensive equipment.  This attitude has its roots in decades of experience where high prices and quality were synonymous.  But now that digital has matured, that dogma is dog-eared.  Sure, there is truth … Continue reading

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Chance and Vision

by Mark Alberhasky, October 27, 2007

Anyone who has ever studied photographs has seen images whose timing seems to defy the odds.  Photojournalists regularly document the world with photos that many of us simply don’t think we’d ever be capable of making.  While some of their skill is unquestionably the result of years of experience, there … Continue reading

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