The more personal you make your work, the more universal it becomes.” — Katrin Eismann
The enemy of art is the total lack of limitations.” — Orson Wells
I chose nature photography as a way of capturing and sharing the beauty, power, and fragility of wild places and the life that inhabits them, so that those who have become mired in the man-made chaos may open their eyes to the real world.” – Guy Tal
Links – Two special blend modes to control color and saturation Neat trick to subtly increase saturation and pop. – Adjusting levels output (rather than input) to get more subtle BW images – This Aftermath grant winner provides a much better understanding of a part of American subculture that I haven’t seen in Baltimore – 13 creative exercises Surprisingly, constraints actually increase creativity. This a helpful selection of projects that will illustrate that point. Give it a try. – The haunting beauty of ghost towns – Easy way to cut out a subject to replace background – Copyright fair use court case The “Lessons Learned” was helpful – Dehaze: when not to use it and how to use it most effectively Matt K does a good job on this. – Wildlife photographer of the year Some great images. From George Spicer: – 9 Portrait tips These were better than I expected.
Pet Expo at the Fairgrounds ran agility trials this weekend. Lots of fun for everyone. This German Shepherd made it look easy.
The weave poles generally seemed to be the most difficult, but the smaller herding dogs like border collies and Australian shepherds were incredible at weaving through the poles.
… And a composite just for fun.
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The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” – Cindy Sherman
A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.” — Al Capp on abstract art
Get the advice of everybody whose advice is worth having–they are very few–and then do what you think best yourself.” — Charles Stewart Parnell
– Pan like a pro
– 5 guides to types of natural light
– Humanism in photography
– Non-camera gear you should carry
– Photographs that capture the legacy of soul
– Curves, clarity, dehaze and high pass sharpening: how they effect contrast and detail.
New Adobe Profiles in the latest updates to LR and ACR are explained in the links below. Adobe also lists sites that are providing free profiles so that users can explore whether they are useful in their own workflow:
— From Adobe: New profiles: Easier access, greater availability
— Matt K’s version on profiles,
— Jared Platt and from Charlie Bowers,
— DP Review’s comments on profiles
SIGNS OF SPRING
Maple syrup tap. Taken at Catoctin Mountain Park.
Daffodil stigma and anthers.
Critics are useful, but remember that the first to believe in your work must be you.” – Lorenzo Meloni
Sometimes there’s a unique picture whose composition possesses such vigour and richness and whose content so radiates outward from it that the single picture is a whole story in itself.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson
I prefer people to look at my pictures and invent their own stories.” – Josef Koudelka
– Photographing in the far north
– Bottom weighting when matting
– Aspect ratios This short video specifically references filming but provides food for thought when cropping.
– Candid photography
– Flash modifiers
– Curing dehaze color shifts
– 10 post-processing terms every photographer should know and understand
– Long exposure photography
From Steve Oney:
– Protect your highlights
Long’s Peak from the White cabin at sunrise, Rocky Mountain National Park.