“ — The unconscious obsession that we photographers have is that wherever we go we want to find the theme that we carry inside ourselves.“ Graciela Iturbide
“ — The hardest thing in photography is to create a simple image.“ Anne Geddes
“ – Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.“ Arnold Newman
– Where the magenta tint on your prints comes from This is a common problem with Epson printers. This is very helpful.
– Adjust skin tones with one button
– Dora Maar, muse of Picasso and surrealist photographer
– Color Range Masking in LR and ACR 15 minute video
– Graciela Iturbide, great Mexican photographer
– Complete landscape edit, start to finish Helpful 20 minute video.
– Visual storytelling winners
– How to add snow to your photograph
– Multi-shot techniques
From Steve Oney:
– Basics of Astrophotography
Reaching back to my artist residency at Petrified Forest National Park. I chose this one because I like the orange/blue color palette.
Such a strange and wondrous landscape. Also from Petrified Forest NP. This was taken from the rim trail right behind the Painted Desert Inn.
Petroglyphs at Puerco Pueblo, also at PetrifiedForest.
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Be unafraid of your imagination.” — Joe McNally in Creative Live
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Let’s make things exist and then judge later. Don’t cancel the process of creativity too early: Let it flow.” – Ross Lovegrove
– A bunch of good printing tips
– Play with long and multiple exposures
– Creating a vintage look from scratch (without using presets)
– Dry (heat) mounting
– Bird photography on the cheap
– 12 reasons to start a photography blog File under advice to self
– Landscape light – Part 1
– Gourmet macro
– Focus stacking in PS and LR
– The Photography blog of the LA Times created by Barbara Davidson, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist
Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.
Images from the Baltimore Farmers Market.
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Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” -– Diane Arbus
The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.” — Imogen Cunningham
Once a woman who does street work said to me, ‘I’ve never photographed anyone I haven’t asked first.’ I said to her, ‘Suppose Cartier-Bresson asked the man who jumped the puddle to do it again – it never would have been the same. Start stealing!” – Imogen Cunningham
– How to make your own profiles Article also links to a software development kit and a white paper explaining the new profiles in detail.
– How to make a “super-resolution” image with any camera
– The histogram panel
– Shooting and sharing one image per day improves well-being
– Sharpening portraits
– Nature composites
– Beauty retouching Good article for portrait shooters
– Adjusting your image for printing on fine art matte papers
– Good article on the basics of composition
From Steve Oney:
– World Heritage sites in the US
Carnivorous pitcher plants. Insects enter the tube and down-facing spines prevent it from leaving. These yellow pitcher plants were photographed in Green Swamp preserve in NC. They grow in nutrient poor bogs.
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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.” — Posted by
Making connections is even better. 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
Inspiring photographs…” —
– 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