James Vedder Imaging

See deeply in order to better photograph; photograph in order to see more deeply. -JNV dates are upload dates
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    Artwork by Hand Helps us See

    A few sketches, drawings, paintings to help us see for photography. You generally need to know about an object's form, contours, textures etc when drawing or painting it. Such perception and knowledge


I painted this for my daughter, using no "model." often it is more fun not to copy a scene but to just make one.

Dock Scene, 1984

Sketch made in London, but subject was in a book, I think

Hand drawn copy of Maggiore Early Morning, Venice

I'm trying to get back into drawing ..

Carol, drawn in 1957

Yes, in 2016, that's 59 years ago!

Sketch of My Daughter Laurie

Forty-five years ago - with a 2 pencil...

St Erasmus

The original by Turner, 1796, was pencil and watercolor. I did this copy in miniature and in charcoal to practice small stuff: Actual width is 2.5" wide. (I'd say that was miniature, wouldn't you?)

How to Paint a Door

Patagonia, Torres del Paine

"Torres del Paine" in Spanish is the name of the National Park and also of mountain towers within this range of the Andes.


Arctic photos from Svalbard, Norway and north to 82 degrees, Aug-Sep 2018

Images for Essays

images, slides to insert into essays

Fine Art, Doges Palace, Venice

I arose early on a November morning to be first in line; I wanted the forms and textures of he arches and columns without tourists in the frame. Doges were nominated by the City Council to govern Venice.

Artwork by Hand Helps us See

A few sketches, drawings, paintings to help us see for photography


Selected photos from Philippines, Thailand, Japan, etc.


Mostly flowers and small animals


Light and Lighting

Guest Artists

The woman’s eyes blend into the dark around her. The artist is “photographer Sebastion Unrau,... Deutschland.” He started in 2015! Nicole S is a young woman not afraid to experimebnt and

Black and White

Images that emphasize texture, form etc.


Images of Africa, Asia, and Europe


The Shared Beauty of Nature


Images from Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and other African countries.