Art isn’t about what others say about our art, but what we say through that art.” — David DuChemin
The first time, I usually skim off the outer layer and end up with photographs that are fairly obvious. The second time, I have to look a little deeper. The images get more interesting. The third time it is even more challenging and on each subsequent occasion, the images should get stronger, but it takes more effort to get them.” – Michael Kenna
“ – If it makes you laugh,
if it makes you cry,
if it rips out your heart,
that’s a good picture.“ Eddie Adams
– August Sander: What this photo doesn’t show
– Omens and Predictions Some of these images were really creepy.
– Portraits of counter-culture NY youth The writer makes an interesting comparison of this work to that of Diane Arbus
– The establishing shot This applies better to a body of work than a single image, but potentially very helpful. Also references to W. Eugene Smith.
– Edge Dwellers: large format portraits and connection to individuals in marginalized communities in California
– Manhattan wilderness at twilight
– Simulating shallow depth of field with Blur Gallery in PS
– Australian street photographer
From Steve Oney:
– Irving Penn
– Paul Strand
“Slow surf” won second place in the Baltimore Camera Club long-exposure themed competition in March 2019. Taken at Assateague State Park on Feb. 5, 2019. 30 second exposure at f/22, 70-200@125, f/22, 10 stop ND filter.
“ – We tried to present the ordinary in an extraordinary manner. But that’s the paradox because the only thing extraordinary about it was that it was so ordinary. Nobody had ever done it before, deliberately. Now it’s called documentary, which I suppose is all right … We just took pictures that cried out to be taken.” Ben Shahn
“ – I didn’t have any interest in traditional art.“ Cindy Sherman
“– Weston’s life and his work are… simple, effective, and without ceremony… He was one of those who taught photography to be itself.” Robinson Jeffers
– Photo essay/self-portraits on gender identity Award winner
– Removing fringes and halos
– Sometimes its about more than the images
– Using multiple exposures to simulate a long exposure without a ND filter
– Great study on the “Streets of Havana”
– Disturbing landscapes
– Adjusting per channel contrast This can make a HUGE difference to your images
– Madeline Cass I have uneven interest in her images, but really like what she has to say and wish that I had the courage to do what she is doing when I was younger.
– Set up your PS preferences
From Steve Oney:
– Good article on advantages and disadvantages of mild telephotos for street photography
Galanthus nivalis, the snowdrop or common snowdrop are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring and can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. Roland Run flood plain, Baltimore County.
“. . .
Look how beautiful are all the things that He does. His signature Is the beauty of things.” — Robinson Jeffers
— And the photographs have a reality for me that the people don’t. It’s through the photographs that I know them. Maybe it’s in the nature of being a photographer.“ Richard Avedon
“ — Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That’s life!“ John Sexton
– Interesting story and images about post-industrial America Strong art supporting social commentary – Pro vs kit lenses This may be helpful to anyone still building their system – About brushes with the intent of creating a digital signature or logo – Southbound: Photographs of the new south Photo essay and analysis. Explores both truth in photography and southern culture and mores. – Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland: A journey through fantasy and grief Amazing 7 minute video – Story telling — Imagined Homeland: Documenting the magic of the Lisu culture of Asia – Turn off PS snapping temporarily 1 minute video tip – Create light rays Not something to use often, but pretty neat for the right image. From Steve Oney: – How to use windows for portraits That’s windows not Windows From Carl Lancaster: – International photo awards It is definitely worth taking a few minutes to scroll through these images.
Carl Grubbs band played jazz at the Govans Branch of the Enoch Pratt library on Saturday. Great crowd, great music. Ian played the bass fiddle.
“ – Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it’s incomplete.“ Scott MacQuarrie
“ – The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.“ Gordon Parks
“ – I like to watch the person viewing my photographs to see if their eyes twinkle or cloud with tears. Does the smile sneek out when they were not exspecting it to. Then I know I have captured emotion that can be shared.“ Marsha Cairo
– Cropping options in Photoshop – Creatively shape light in post-processing – How to create your own logo Also gives sources for free fonts and how to modify individual letters as well as spacing between letters – On “Rules” in photography I agree with most of this, and feel that compositional approaches shouldn’t be referred to as rules, but rather as principles – Some prize-winning semi-abstract work – Us and Them This artist is really interesting in several respects: He makes true craftsman pinhole cameras that include some aspect of the project, including organs and blood. The images and concept are fascinating – Removing halos Halos are lighter lines around a selection. They can be the nemesis of doing composites. This video helps with that. – A simple 2 image composite If you haven’t done composites before, even just adding a sky, this is a great place to start From Steve Oney: – Budget travel tips for photographers From Carl Lancaster: – Color correction and adjusting white balance
I’m sure that many of you will consider this over-processed, but in this particular image I like the effect. Great Falls, VA.
Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina). Taken with the Nikon 200 mm macro, with a bit of flash, probably -2/3 stop, that I think really helped. Need to get out this spring and do more dragonflies. Anyone have recommended locations?
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