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Time to discover

This is one of those photographs that takes time to discover. I had to live with it for over a year and a half to really begin to…

the darkroom vs computer

In a way, a darkroom is just rough industrial age computer, one that uses chemicals instead of code. Both are machines, tools that let us resolve and visualize…

North Wind I, abstraction of an autumn leaf ©Daniel Sroka

how I name my artwork

The names I choose for my art all follow a certain style: short names of no more than two or three words, that are metaphorical, not literal descriptions….

my job is absurd

My job is absurd. When I stop to think about it, what I do for a living is simply, utterly absurd. Today I spent hours staring at the…

organized chaos

After a day of work, my huge crazy pile of the detritus of nature that I collected last summer and fall has been sifted, edited, and organized. Every…

Untitled abstract of a leaf ©Daniel Sroka.

slow art

I’ve never been very prolific. My pace is slow, almost glacial. One photograph can represent days or even weeks of work… preparation, shooting, editing, revising, thinking. My photographs…

revisiting old photographs

I’ve been spending some time this morning revisiting some older photographs of mine. I had stumbled across one from a couple years ago, and my first reaction was…

Working in a DIY photo studio

Photography can be a very expensive artform. Each gadget and tool often comes with a hefty pricetag. And sometimes, the price is worth it. But other times, whew,…

What paper do you print your photographs with?

Paper is a big deal for me. I have always had a love for good paper: how it looks, how it feels, and even how it smells! The…

Lightroom reinvigorates how I use Photoshop

One thing about photographers: we love our tools. And we especially love shiny new ones. For the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to be on the…

Volcano (abstract of bark) ©Daniel Sroka

Volcano – abstraction of peeling bark

I’ve spent the last few days continuing to work on a piece of peeling bark I found in my yard this winter. I pretty pleased with the direction…

refining, editing and polishing

In my last post, Angela was curious about how I carefully refine and polish the photographs I take, as opposed to just trying to capture the ‘decisive moment‘…

spring cleaning

I have been working diligently for the past month on improving my website, making sure that all of the photographs I show on my site are ones I…

making it better, part 2

I wanted to show an alterate version of the photograph of the Japanese maple leaf I had in my last post. This version shares the same balance between…

making it better

I love it when I revisit an old photograph, and suddenly I see how to make it better. It always amazes me when this happens. A photograph that…