“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

The Boat on the lake

One of the worst example of uninspired photography: the boat on the lake. One way to make it more uninspired is shooting the sunset or sunrise. What in the hell can make this kind of photo, that everybody already saw millions times, quite different? The…

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Photo Essays

Trapped in a Nightmare

This photo shot in 2017 was featured in Viewbug on April, 2018. It won Top Shot Award in February, 2019.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Jo

No hesitation, this is my favorite self portrait. Won Contest Finalist in Black and White Portraits Photo Contest. May, 2017. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Black and White Portraits Photo Challenge. December, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in…

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Bitter, angry, sad, lost.

Won Peer Choice Award. November, 2017. Viewbug. Winner in Black and white portrait Photo Challenge. May, 2017. Viewbug. Pixoto Members voted Joseph Balson’s image as #1 in the Selfie Portrait style only challenge Sponsored by Cheryl Beaudoin.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Dangerous Sky

Won Featured. September, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in Celebrating The Sky Photo Contest, May, 2016. Viewbug. Top Photo Winner in Into the sky photo contest. December 2017. Gurushots. Won 1st place in Photocrowd contest "Beauty of Clouds"

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Behind the lens

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Color landscapes

Dead Tree

Won Featured. October, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in 500 Driftwoods Photo Contest. June, 2016. Viewbug.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white landscapes

Cascade at Andrew Haydon park

Winner in Waterfalls Photo Challenge. July, 2016. Viewbug.

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Behind the lens

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Color landscapes

Doom

Won People's Choice in Black and White mountain Photo Challenge. June, 2016. Viewbug.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Black and white landscapes

Jo, 4

For some reason, people seem to like this photo that I personally don't like at all. Winner in Good and Bad portraits Photo Challenge. February, 2017. Viewbug. Won Featured. August, 2016. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Pain Photo Challenge. June, 2016…

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Self Portraits

Fisherman

Winner in Fisheye fun Photo Challenge July, 2016. Viewbug. Featured in the Gurushots article https://gurushots. com/article/43-images-stretch-from-here-to-there

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Behind the lens

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Color landscapes