Tell us a little bit about ‘Contemplative Photographic Art.
"I define Contemplative Photographic Art™ as certain photographs which may lead the viewer into a calm, thoughtful, peaceful, and/or lightly meditative state."
"In this contemplative state an individual may connect, gain access to, or come into resonance with his or her own inner being, and from this connection, perhaps gain insights that will assist that person on their Journey of Life on Planet Earth."
Ohio: Indian Mounds, Blue Hole, Mound City, 7 Caves.
Germany: Black Forest, Rhine Fall.
Japan: Tokyo, Nikko, Osaka, Kamakura, Nara, Ise Shima.
Switzerland: Berne, Basil, Zurich.
"My first recommendation is to keep it simple. One doesn’t need thousands of dollars worth of equipment, tools and software to take a photograph. Also, there are scads of people who ‘photoshop’ their work. I don’t do that. My feeling is that if one has to manipulate a photograph to make it look attractive, then maybe it wasn’t attractive in the first place. I will ‘crop’ or trim a photo when necessary, but that’s it. When you view my photographs they are all ‘raw’ images. Secondly, a good reference book that helps select appropriate photographic equipment is helpful. Peruse a local bookstore and perhaps ask a staff person which books are the most popular for beginning photographers. Again, one doesn’t need tons of books or equipment to take an exceptional photo. Remember: keep it simple."
You can also visit Roger's website to view his excellent slide show.