Thinking Outside The Box

Photography Articles by Kevin Landwer-Johan

Thai Rice Farmer taken during a photography workshop at Suan Sook Homestay

Thinking Outside The Box – By Kevin Landwer-Johan

Articles by Kevin Landwer-Johan focusing not only on the ‘box’ (camera) we use as our means of capturing images but also on the art of photography.

Taking pictures involves engaging both our intellectual and technical skills in using our cameras. It’s also necessary to express our creative and artistic intuitions so our images convey meaning.

Through these articles, my books and e-zines, online courses, and in-person workshops my aim is to share information about photography and my continually growing passion for it.

I’m open to feedback, so please remember to leave comments and ask questions.

My Mother Holding Her Box Brownie © Kevin Landwer-Johan

My mother holding her first camera, the classic Kodak Box Brownie, which she has owned for 65 years.

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How to Use Outdoor Flash Photography More Effectively

Good photo opportunities can be missed or messed up because of poor lighting. Using outdoor flash, photography becomes more effective and interesting. Poi Sang Long Festival Once a year in Northern Thailand …

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Camera Phone vs Digital Camera: What is the Difference?

Camera Phone vs Digital Camera? This is a common question. It’s usually asked by people who don’t own a digital camera. In this article, I’ll address the main differences in taking photos with your phone and with a digital camera. Convenience vs quality. …

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How To Overcome Unwanted Motion Blur in Your Photos

A common cry emanates from photographers when they find their photos are blurry. This anguish is most frequently heard when we sit at our computers with an image at 100% zoom. Sure that it looked sharp on the camera monitor the life-size version appears as one big unsharp smudge.

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