The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” — Julia Margaret Cameron
I do not document anything, I give an interpretation.” – Andre Kertesz
What matters is not what you photograph, but why and how you photograph it. Even the most controversial subject, if depicted by a sensitive photographer with honesty, sympathy, and understanding, can be transformed into an emotionally rewarding experience.” – Andreas Feininger
– Look and see
– Guide to winter photos
– A neat photo-challenge with lots of good example images
– Renaming and moving files in LR One of the main reasons I have resisted LR is that moving files and creating folders was a problem in LR. Apparently that is now addressed. Best video I have seen on organizing, moving, naming and deleting files in LR.
– Macro studio closeups
– Best photographs of 2017 – Multiple sources and categories
– Blending modes
– 10 good tips for birds at the beach
– Travel tips
From Larry Fogelson:
– Local blogger wins award for using photos to illustrate life in Baltimore
Be unafraid of your imagination.” — Joe McNally
I just think it’s important to be direct and honest with people about why you’re photographing them and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.” – Mary Ellen Mark
I wanted my vision to be just that, my personal vision. Photography is a great way to express your emotions and I think the best work comes from deep inside.” – Sarah Hadley
– 10 photographers who have defined fine art photography
– Lightroom camera calibration and import presets
– Tasmania This is a photo location you don’t hear much about. The pix are pretty good too.
– Possible customs complications for photographers
– PC vs Mac: The perennial question
– Seeing art in automobiles
– Upgrade monitor calibration
– Enjoy your time in the field
– Photographer shot and killed for his gear at sightseeing location on west coast
– Nomad photographers I can dream.
Young woman walking in the surf at Calvert Cliffs Beach in Maryland.
Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.” — Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.” — Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses: The Sea of Fertility
The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.” — E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
– How to photograph fireworks
– Eyes on the world: travel photography
– Settings for action and sports photography Courtesy of Gary Faulkner
– Working the Scene, learning to see
– Tilt-shift blur This could have general applicability to control depth of focus
– Mastering autofocus
Apocalypse Now: Diane Arbus with social outcasts in NYC parks, survival in Indian coal mines reminiscent of Selgado’s work and Burtynski with the beauty and devastation of man’s works on earth.
– Critical summary and exhibition video for Diane Arbus’ works “In the Park”
– Survival in an apocalyptic landscape
– Burtynski: Indian salt pans
Cicada from the 2004 brood.
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.” — Susan Meiselas
We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — R alph Hattersley
What I have learnt and what I teach now is all about experimentation and learning to pick yourself up and try again when you fall down.” – Lara Jade
– The new Apple file system
– Photoshop techniques you should know
– Field macro studio
– Color Lookup tables in Photoshop
– Removing tattoos
– Personal Projects
– Photography in Yucatan Mexico: ruins and wildlife
– Retouching hair in Photoshop
– How to Geo-tag your photos
– Social media
Young woman walking at Sandy Point State Park.
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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If you try to corral or cage the photographic process, it will thumb it’s nose at you. The trick is just to flow with it and stop it when a moment of discovery has met inspiration.” — Paul Caponigro
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” – Eudora Welty
Photography is a language more universal than words.” – Minor White
– Macro at 1:1 and beyond
– Falls of the Columbia River gorge
– Details and grand landscapes
– Colorizing Historic BW photos Shared by Kay. This isn’t a “how to” but looks at the work involved to be accurate and the implications. Interesting video.
– Art of Photography Assignment 7: Motion
– Safety tips for travel
– Quick tips
– Finding critics
– Consider the frame
Another approach to an image posted on Feb. 27, 2017 ( http://richeskinphoto.com/blog/?p=1991). Compare and comment. Which do you prefer and why?
What we choose not to do matters.” — Seth Godin, 5/20/16
As soon as we say the truth is relative, and shiftable, and a matter of opinion, we lose the power that comes from knowing.” — S eth Godin 4/1/16
Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
– Interesting assignment and creative solution
– 40 tips for better photos
– Making fog and light beams Also free downloadable fog brush
– Tips for airline travel with photo gear
– Part 2: International Travel
– Animal Portrait Tips
– Post-processing software and plug-ins in 2017 Interesting read
– Selective sharpening in Lightroom
– Black and white street photography
– Arches National Park
– Processing Start to Finish in Lightroom Definitely worth 10 minutes to watch this video
– Using a Wacom tablet effectively
Sunrise at Chincoteague, 2007. Part of my Boundaries series.