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Photography, Not Cameras

Informal, extemporaneous "fireside chat" videos with Brooks Jensen, on photography and the creative process

Think of PNC as 10-20 minute workshops without the expense or the travel! Each topic is an independent, stand-alone dicsussion, so feel free to pick and choose the ones that interest you. We try to post a new PNC video every week, so come back often!


Welcome and Introduction

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PNC #006

The Original

We all know what an "original print" is and why it is a big deal in fine art photography. But does the very concept of "original print" still make sense in the digital world?

Recording date: Jan 2017
Runtime: 22:34

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PNC #005

Artifact and Connection

Here in the digital age, there are still many reasons to continue to make prints — artifacts in molecules that we can hold in our hands. Connection is one of the most important reasons for me — connection to the world in which I live and work, and connection with the person who acquires my work.

Recording date: Jan 2017
Runtime: 10:36

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PNC #004

ARAT Criticism

Lately there has arisen a criticism of landscape photography known by the acronym ARAT — "Another Rock, Another Tree." Maybe, but not for the reasons they think.

Recording date: Dec 2016
Runtime: 11:41

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PNC #003

How to Seduce a Publisher

The second part of our two-part series on getting published in magazines. The first video suggested why you should pursue publication in magazines; here in part 2, we look at how.

Recording date: Dec 2016
Runtime: 16:48

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PNC #002

Art as Image and Idea

What is the philosophical foundation behind your landscapes? Didn't know you had one? Or do you insist that you don't? Might be worth thinking about this again.

Recording date: Nov 2016
Runtime: 9:09

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PNC #001

Getting Published in Magazines, Part 1 — WHY

The first of a two-part discussion of why and how to get your work published in magazines.

Recording date: Nov 2016
Runtime: 17 minutes

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