Monday Missive – April 25

Quotes

Good photography is unpretentious.” – Walker Evans

If you can influence the outcome, do the work.
If you can’t influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It’s merely a distraction
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Seth Godin, 9/30/12

Instead of working so hard to prove the skeptics wrong, it makes a lot more sense to delight the true believers. They deserve it, after all, and they’re the ones that are going to spread the word for you.” – Seth Godin, 7/10/13

Links

Long Lens Tips
Making Realistic Reflections in Photoshop
A Story in a Still
Big Bend National Park
Making Northern Lights in Photoshop This looks like fun.
Be Receptive to Be More Creative
National Geo Tips for Good Travel Photos

 

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Monday Missive – April 18, 2016

Quotes

Creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.” — Steven Covey

Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.” – Rupert Sheldrake

No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams

Links

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Sharpen Your Vision
Printing and Color Management Basics
Turning Ideas into Art Portraits
Test Shots and Getting Models
Light Sculptures
Basic Portrait Editing in Lightroom
Get it Perfect In Camera or Fix in Post?
Big Cats
Solving Auto Focus Problems

 

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“…Then the ocean
Like a great stone someone has cut to a sharp edge and
polished to shining. Beyond it, the fountain
And furnace of incredible light flowing up from the sunk sun.” — Robinson Jeffers

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Camera Club Monday Missive – April 11, 2016

Quotes

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” – Brandon Sanderson

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

Be around the people you want to be like, because you will be like the people you are around.” – Sean Reichle

Links

From Harry: Interesting site with lots of tutorials
Saving your images for the web Same approach can be used to save for competitions
High res cameras and issues
Composition
Before You Press the Shutter
Women, Between Battle and Grace
From George Spicer: DIY GOBOs for Interesting Shadows
Visualization
Macro Photography
5 Photoshop Tools You Didn’t Know Were There

 

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Daffodil @ Cylburn Arboretum

Baltimore Camera Club Monday Missive – April 4, 2016

Quotes

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.” — John O’Donohue

“If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.” – Annie Leibovitz

Henry James proposed asking of art three modest and appropriate questions: What is the artist trying to do? Does he do it? Was it worth doing?” – Robert Adams

Links
Story-telling
Aging a Photograph
Street Photography in Cuba
Reflectors
Using Blend-If to Tone
Shooting Portraits with a Wide Angle Lens
Google Shutting Down Picasa in May
Landscape Tips
Make Hair Color Pop
Art of Flower Photography This is a video that is just under an hour by Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito. Longer than most, but worth watching.

 

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