Jenny Graver

From the accidental to the deliberate

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In his book The Camera, Ansel Adams says of the process he calls visualisation that “[i]t includes the ability to...

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Stripping away the old

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I love the maximalism of Christmas – that riotous abundance of colours, smells and tastes – but when the calendar...

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35mm Christmas

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Last weekend I was in Heidelberg in Germany visiting family. I had packed two cameras in addition to my phone,...

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Vignette for Android ~ Black and White Edition

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In November the sun rises after I arrive at work and sets before I leave, and even if I have...

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Introducing, new muse Justine!

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I first met Justine a few years ago when we were both taking an online photography class. At first I...

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Digital vs. film

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Why is it that a lot of modern digital photography is about shooting and editing images with distinct old-school/vintage effects? Perhaps this is something...

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November in black and white

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We hope you will join the Muses for a month of black and white in November. If you live in...

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Diana+

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Lomography, the Austrian company recreating vintage cameras, embraces an attitude to photography that resonates with me – they say it’s...

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Mobile Monday Mosaic | Autumn Comforts

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The leaves turn red and the weather cold, and I seem to have my cooking mojo back – these days,...

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When inspiration fails

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Some days I am so uninspired it hurts. Maybe it’s raining. Maybe work seems pointless. Maybe I didn’t get enough...

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Mobile Monday Mosaic | Flare Fantastic

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There is so much light in the Mobile Monday flickr pool! The perfect antidote to the thought that winter and...

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Mobile flare

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I am sometimes asked why I bother with my phone camera when I have a fancy and expensive digital SLR....

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Shooting Language

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When I first read David duChemin‘s book Within the Frame, I was particularly struck by his concept of shooting language....

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