“ – 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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The photographer is like the cod which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” — George Bernard Shaw
Flow happens when our vision demands the fullness of our craft and pulls us into a state of extreme and almost unconscious focus.” – David duChemin
The minute there’s a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.” — Seth Godin
– Story on using the Leica Monochrome which shoots only BW Since I found out about this camera, I thought it would be neat to shoot with it (it costs $7500 so ain’t gonna happen), but after reading this, it is easier to put the dream aside.
– Planning ahead for photography in every season
– Recent copyright issues and fair use
– Landscape abstracts
– Outrage powered photography
– BW for landscapes
– How to photograph the Milky Way
– Are your ideas copyrightable?
From Steve Oney:
– Finding unique landscape locations
Sunday Farmers’ Market at the foot of the JFX. Love them carbs.
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I don’t figure out my vision and my direction so I can make photographs, I make photographs so I can figure out my vision and direction.” — David DuChemin, Vision is Better, Episode 61
That’s how you discover your vision. By doing, by trying and letting the resulting work speak to you. The stuff you love, that points to an aspect of your vision, your opinion, your taste. The stuff that doesn’t light you up — that points to where your vision isn’t. Go the other way.” — David DuChemin, Vision is Better, Episode 61
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” — John Maynard Keynes
– MacPhun luminar Soon available for PC. Provides layers, non-destructive editing, numerous presets for $69.
– Star trails in Minnesota
– David duChemin on Vision Episode 61
– 7 tips for street photography
– History of photojournalism From Steve Oney
– Window light
– 7 people who changed photography forever Some names I didn’t recognize. A good opportunity to follow up and learn something.
– Useful ways to view masks in Photoshop
Playing in the Garden
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It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin
Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception–do not confuse them with “facts” or “truth”. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of men to understand the idea that EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint.” – John Moore
Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield
Links – Dealing with the airline laptop restrictions
– Photography on skid row If you are in to street photography, this is about as gritty as it gets.
– Fantastical wildlife This is a new approach to wildlife photography
– 7 great tips on the ps interface
– Color Theory
– Getting published in magazines
– The Art of Art Wolfe
– Lightroom best practices
– Does ETTR apply to night photography?
– The value of Critique
June beetle taken at BugShot Delaware held at the St. Jones Reserve and Ted Harvey Beach using the white box.
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Self-doubt kills talent.” – Edie McClurg
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” – Jack Nicklaus
rt is what you can get away with.” — Andy Warhol
– Adventure photographer Chris Burkard
– Hated and Loved Fonts Not directly photography, but I know use fonts in documents with photographs as well as for my watermark.
– Good primer on mat board
– Water photography
– Street Photography
– How to recover shadows and highlights
– Making dramatic images
– Wide angle lenses for landscapes Explains a lot about lenses and includes prices.
– Climate change and equatorial mountain glaciers Really interesting story.
– 5 steps to make your subject pop
Agave leaf. Longwood Gardens.