Eddie Soloway is passionately excited about nature and shows it through photography. “I want to tell stories. Stories about art and making art. Stories of my own about the nature of experience and experiencing nature. Profound stories from other people with kernels of insight or inspiration. And of course, stories captured in an image.” Eddie Soloway.

Eddie’s passion evolved into writing, particularly essays which accompanied his photos. In 1995, Soloway fell in love with teaching during an education camp in college. This combination of love for teaching and artistic ability went bright things for Soloway’s future. In January of 1998, Soloway was honored as the first recipient by the Sante Fe Center for Visual Arts Excellence, when it awarded him with the Photographic Teaching Award.

Soloway has very insightful tips for anyone interested in nature photography. This set of tips can tie into our blog’s topic and also how others may perceive it. Some of the tips that work best in both situations are changing your perspective, working it, distracting backgrounds, and creative backgrounds.

When reading our blog you might change your perspective on the Victorian era and their politics; we intend to fulfill curiosities, and to explain things that most people have not heard about. Incorporating the ideas and suggestions of Soloway will mean focusing on on minute details, like the flower pedal in Soloway’s “Iris Dreams”. We will simply apply that idea to various aspects relating to the Victorian era. We will have to “work it” for our readers by starting with something small and then asking ourselves if there is anything bigger to say, which we hope there will be. We like the big picture. Distracting and creative backgrounds go hand in hand because we need to be creative but not to the point of distracting. We are excited about this topic but dont want to throw nonsense at our readers.

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(“The Bigger Picture”)

Peter Guttman is not only the recipient of the Gold Model Lowel Thomas Award for travel journalist of the year, twice, he is a photographer, author, television personality, and lecturer. with all that experience it is not a surprise that he has visited every continent on this beautiful plants and over two hundred countries.

To keep up with bragging he taught a popular travel photography class at the International Center of Photography and was chosen as a national spokesperson for Kodak. Not bad Mr. Guttman. He also has some travel photography tips that can tie in with our blog.

These tips include; that focus determines the exclamation point. It is easier to focus on the main points instead of the clutter. We should find the lighting that most dramatically points to your scene. We need to get the most interesting knowledge and facts to back up our topic. And utilizing scale helps generate greater meaning for the image, comparing and contrasting from the Victorian era to today and how different yet similar they really are.

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(“Scale”)

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