About the Author

Mark Graf is a photographer from Detroit who is fascinated by the details of nature. Growing up around a variety of artist influences, the affinity towards the artistic side of photography seemed to be a destiny.

Mark has been published internationally, and offers his images as fine art prints and stock from his website, www.grafphoto.com. Many hospitals and medical facilities have used his work as health care fine art work for creating calming and tranquil environments.

Departing from the Literal Image
by Mark Graf | March 31, 2010

© Mark GrafAnyone with interest in improving their photography can attest to how part of the challenge is simply to capture an image as seen through their eyes. How many times have we thought to ourselves, “I didn’t see that soda can next to my waterfall!” or “All of my whites are c...

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Embracing Failure
by Mark Graf | July 25, 2008

© Mark GrafEditor’s note: This article appeared originally in Mark Graf’s blog. Our thanks to Mark for agreeing to republish it here. Mark opens: “Quite a few folks talk about failure as part of the process of learning, especially when it comes to expanding creativity. part of t...

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