“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X
“ . . . there are two important … questions to consider: what do I want to say, and how do I make myself understood by the one with whom I’m communicating.” — David duChemin, The Soul of the Camera
– Pro-tip Part 3
– Julianne does color and luminance masking
– Very fast Phlearn demo on compositing and creating a .gif (cinemagraph) file
– 12 favorite east coast locations
– Annie Griffiths, National Geographic: Using your camera for good WOW, very strong story.
– Handmade books
– Caponigro: What printing can do for you
– Eight great photographers of today
– The difference between levels and curves
– 10 favorite western locations
The prow of the John Brown with anchor lines.
Crankshaft in the engine room of the Liberty Ship John Brown, anchored in Baltimore Harbor.
Gun sights and canon from the prow of the John Brown.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Have faith and pursue an unknown end.” — Francis Bacon, as written in Robert F. Kennedy’s daybook
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. — Helen Keller
– Why your prints are too dark
– How to make your images more compelling I recommend this 5:30 minute video for every novice.
– 10 predictions for the future of photography
– Composition conventions Part II
– Add sun flare
– Working with the Layers Panel and How to zoom in Photoshop
– Imogen Cunningham
– Breaking a creative block
– Cristina Mittermeier and sacred ecology
The re-build of the covered bridge near Jerusalem Mills Village has now been completed. Can be a good subject, but avoid really sunny days.
Covered bridge on Jericho Rd., near Jerusalem Mills Village.
“Making stuff is great.
Making connections is even better.” — Posted by Seth Godin on August 06, 2017
“I love being alive, and the art is evidence of that.” — Jim Carrey
“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus
– Strange but innovative work from a young Japanese photographer
– Dinner time in different households This is an interesting concept that piqued my curiosity
– Black and white photography
– Phlearn Magazine: 5 Photo stories
– Using the histogram correctly
– Printing from Photoshop
– National Wildlife Refuges
– George Lepp Tips
– Street photography and the law
Sunflower, Hugg-Thomas Wildlife Management Area, Sykesville, MD
– Can teach you a lot about photography.
– Can expose you to new techniques and photographers.
– Can provide great fodder for online sharining.
– Can be the ultimate creativity-killing distraction.” — CJ Chilvers in A Lesser Photographer
“Technique and gear seem insignificant if you have a message.” — CJ Chilvers in A Lesser Photographer
“The best critiques I’ve seen are not about the image’s technical properties.
The best critiques question why the photograph was created in the first place.” — CJ Chilvers in A Lesser Photographer
– Photoassignment 3 from the “Art of Photography”– Ted does a great job of explaining the implications of shooting low, at eye level (both viewer and subject), and high.
– Is street photography dead?
– Perfect panoramas and time lapeses Includes a link to a huge list of software, much of it free
– Making the most of your kit lens
– Tips for shooting in snow
– Getting shallow depth of field with flash If you can afford a f/1.2 lens
– Color management with ICC profiles
– Everything you ever wanted to know about tripods
– Getting the most out of your point and shoot
One more in my ongoing “Shorelines” project.
“Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.” – Chuck Close
“I became wary of simple interpretations that assumed fixed and final meanings.” – John Pfahl
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
– Comparison of DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras
– Instagram photographers worth following
– Great light after storms
– George Lepp: Transporting heavy gear, eclipse, MFT
– Critter cam
– How to cull your images in Lightroom
From Harry Bosk: – Keeping your files organized in Lightroom
– Whey registering copyrights is important
– Understanding DPI and print resolution
– Creating a portfolio
– Photography trends for 2017
Assateague Island National Seashore, Jan. 1, 2017