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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“. . .
what we hope for from the artist is help in discovering the significance of a place.” — Robert Adams in Beauty in Photography
. . . there is an incredible hunger to make and share images. . . . knowing how to use a complicated camera no longer serves as a barrier to creating those images.” — David duChemin in The Soul of the Camera
I impose the way that I see, the way that I feel, the way that I connect on the landscape.” — Michael Kenna
It as been a couple of weeks since the upgrades from Adobe for Lightroom and Photoshop, so by now the confusion should be abating, but for those who missed it, here is another decent explanation:
– LR Classic vs CC and a link to the more specific PS upgrades
– A clearer explanation of Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC Makes clear that the current version of LR is the last one without a subscription.
– One more time on Adobe updates
– Professional photography with minimal equipment
– Forest photography
– Making the most of mirrorless, a review of advantages and options
– Two great things about LR panoramas
– No excuses! Just Do It!
– The curvature pen tool in the new Photoshop
From Steve Oney
– New and better sharpening in PS 2018
Walking horses out to pasture in the morning at a horse farm in Catonsville, MD on a photoshoot arranged by the Baltimore Camera Club.
When we synthesize and invent and leap, we create a rare sort of value.” — Posted by Seth Godin on September 25, 2017
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” — Pema Chödrön
To be more creative is to get closer to childhood.” — Sarah Moon
– John Sexton on black & white printing His love for photography really comes across.
– Creative image sharpening with HDR software One of Caponigro’s enlightening but technical blogs.
– Julianne Kost’s trip to Tasmania Great variety of images; also see another view of Tasmania from July 24, 2017 on this blog. Is Tasmania the new Iceland?
– Overcoming aging and disability to continue photographing
– Control your depth of field with focus stacking Focus stacking software was invented for microscope and macro work, but can also be very helpful for landscapes
– High speed photography with your regular flash
– Fall photography tips
– Using Lightroom to work collaboratively
– Add background blur without halos
– A series of video tutorials on Photoshop basics
Saturday mornings, starting at around 9 am, car aficionados stop by the Hunt Valley mall to show off their cars and discuss specs. Shot this raised Viper hood. Notice the “forked tongue” on the lower left.
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When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it is a good sign that our images have lost their souls.” — David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
Creativity is about two things: the way we think, and the way we turn those thoughts into reality.” — David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
“The more curious we are, the more creative we become.” —
David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
– An analysis of Bresson’s composition technique Includes 25 minutes of video
– Think outside the box
– Photo assignment on negative space Some images are really good; worth watching the slideshow.
– Easily cut out trees in photoshop
– Rainy day images
– Photographing eagles in the Adirondacks
– Create a mist in photoshop
– Making compelling images
– Best eclipse pictures
– How to assemble an eclipse sequence
Single image HDR of Turtlehead flower.
…truly understanding our narratives is the essence of doing work that matters, that connects, and that spreads.” — Posted by Seth Godin on May 02, 2017
The notion of one photographer being better than another doesn’t interest me. You can’t win at art.” — David du Chemin
“My work is certainly more about suggestion than description.”— Michael Kenna
– A good article about donating (or not) art to non-profits
– Arctic Ice
– Architectural photography
– Intro to Architectural photography
– Seeing composition
– Wildlife Panorama
– Feeling inadequate as a photographer?
– Really good explanation of sharpening
– Insurance for photographers
– Natural light
– High key/Low Key
Eye candy: Created in Corel Paint Pro using Reflections>Kaleidoscope.