Comments for Adam Marelli Photo Now Boarding Leica Air . . . Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:32:18 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Write to Adam by Luigi Barbano Luigi Barbano Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:32:18 +0000 Ciao Adam,

questo e` un test per vedere se il tuo inglese e` migliorato dal 2012!
Ho appena visto il tuo video sul canale B&H e volevo farti i complimenti. Fa piacere trovare qualcosa di interessante…

Now to be serious in English, I just watched your video on the B&H channel and I really appreciated here, is very good to find someone talking about photography and not about equipment.

Thanks for it… btw, if you come to Italy let me know, I can buy you a wine glass and exchange italian lesson for photography ;)


Comment on Coming Soon: New AM Workshops Website by Michael Barbosa Michael Barbosa Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:13:14 +0000 Your observations about art is what drew me to your site. When I was in college (a very long time ago) I dated an modern abstract painter. But I didn’t like her paintings, so I felt obliged to learn, and find a language to express my discontent about the work. The end result was to fall in love with all kinds of painting. This love and understanding has continued to inform my seeing and my photography.

Comment on Write to Adam by Mahendra Mahendra Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:45:13 +0000 Hi Adam,
My quest to improve upon the art of photography landed me to your video
‘How To Talk To Stangers’ Amazing talk and teaching. Love see more such from you. I believe your course are available on udemy.
Will definitely go for it. I know you are a busy person still can I request you to let me know your top five courses under udemy.
My area of interest is improving upon the composition.
Thanks a lot
Mahendra Doshi
Mumbai – India

Comment on Lightroom won’t import ANYTHING by Andrew Andrew Sun, 19 Jun 2016 16:51:20 +0000 Thank you so much! For some reason, my Lightroom keeps having this problem every now and then. I’ve used your method multiple times!

Comment on A black and white approach to the Faroe Islands by adam adam Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:04:56 +0000 Dear Jan,

Look forward to seeing some of your pictures, next time you are there.


Comment on A black and white approach to the Faroe Islands by Jan Hof Jan Hof Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:43:22 +0000 Thanks for sharing this view on taking photographs on the Faroe. It inspires me to look also with a black and white view to the landscapes of the Faroe.

We will be traveling to the Faroe tomorrow by car and are really looking forward to experience the islands and take many photos.


Comment on Your questions answered: Who should I study to improve my craft? by Tom Campbell Tom Campbell Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:53:53 +0000 Couldn’t agree more.

Comment on Your questions answered: Who should I study to improve my craft? by adam adam Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:09:36 +0000 Hi Tom,

This was a conversation I would often have with Myron Barnstone.

What is the extent to which a photographer can grasp and apply compositional armatures. He and I are both of the belief that it is reduced, from what the painter can do. The photographer can at best manage a few divisions and a few points of armature intersection.

For myself, I am usually looking at the background for 1-3 divisions…which is obviously not hard once you know what you are looking for. Then it is a case of waiting for 1 or maybe 2 points of grid intersection.

As it works out, I see photography very analogous to fighting sports in that, you can train in a gym for technique and with an opponent you might sacrifice a bit of form for the moment. But if you never train with any technique the application with an opponent will be a complete disaster.

It does help to review the pictures afterward with armatures or tracing paper to be constantly aware of personal tendencies and habits. But Im sure you are doing that. The artistic approach of using a pencil goes a long way to training muscle memory and visual memory. Much more so than “just looking at a picture or screen.” But many photographers never practice this. And it is very connected to their ability to progress.

Really enjoy your line of thinking on this.


Comment on Your questions answered: Who should I study to improve my craft? by Tom Campbell Tom Campbell Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:54:05 +0000 Adam,
I still haven’t figured out how to exploit to any depth the insights in TPSG for regular photography. The most immediate payoff for me is to try to see some of these techniques in 2-D art and enjoy pieces more because of being aware of the geometric organization. The best way to inculcate sensitivity and awareness would be to have had a course based on this book. As for 35mm photography, I can only imagine that the exposure and awareness can allow one to sense better some of the geometry in a potential image and use the viewfinder to refine some of that, but it would only be possible for the most basic aspects of a geometric technique. The intricacies of the webs of lines based around various intersections and such would be impossible except for the most static of studio work in large format. In other words, while I think it better that a photographer know this material and have exercised with it in galleries or one’s own art, I cannot figure out a way to make it directly applicable to most photography except in the most reduced ways. HCB was able to perceive to choreography of the evolving image in his mind and use his viewfinder to frame it well, but even he probably didn’t apply directly much beyond a basic geometric vision.

Comment on A Room for Improvement Release by Amrish Patel Amrish Patel Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:06:00 +0000 Big fan of your teachings sir. After watching the B&H’s video about bringing the gap and talking to strangers, I went looking for more videos from you. I was hoping that I could find something structured, that I could follow and put it in practise. To my surprise, I found this course. Its blessing. Thanks a lot for putting this together.