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706, 2021

Photography News June 7, 2021

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Photography News June 7, 2021 Quote:  “If you will just give me two minutes, fully committed, we can get a great photo.” - Paul Elledge talking to Willie Nelson Articles:  D-Day in Photos: Heroes of a More Certain Time   7 Steps to Master Forest Photography - Mads Peter Iversen 22m Sunset Photography Tips - Digital Photo Magazine Learn ALL About Your Camera's Focusing Modes & Focusing Areas 8m Telephoto Minimalist Photography 11m Minimalist Photography with Judy Hancock Holland 37m Thought for the day: When will your lenses be too old? If not damaged by dropping, fungus, sticky aperture and focus, lenses can be used [...]

106, 2021

Photography News June 1, 2021

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Photography News June 1, 2021 Quote:  “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin Articles:  Everything You Wanted To Know About Contrast (But Were Too Afraid To Ask) Digitizing Your Photos with Peter Krogh – TWiP Talks – 50m Vintage Lenses 10 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make  – 21m 7 Simple Forest Compositions Tips – Mads Peter Iversen How to Focus in the Fog – 21m   Thought for the day: I’ve been taking macros of flowers using [...]

2405, 2021

Photography News May 24, 2021

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Photography News May 24, 2021 Quote: “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — Ralph Hattersley Articles:  Total Lunar Eclipse early on 26 May 2021 – PhotoPills Things You "Can't" Shoot From Behind – Thom Hogan How to add an Etherial Glow to Landscape Photos – 16m Vintage lenses on digital cameras. How good are they in reality compared to modern lenses? – 23m No One Cares How Hard You Worked – Ctein Minimalism / Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tutorial – 17m PhotoNinja Thought for the day: Other Ways of Comparing Lens Focal Lengths Often a 50mm ‘standard’ lens on a full frame camera [...]

1705, 2021

Photography News May 17, 2021

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Photography News May 17, 2021 Quote: "Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going." – Israelmore Ayivor Articles:  Orton Effect Tutorial – 7m How To Create the Dragon effect in Photoshop 7m 22s (Suggested use: Older men) Tips for Photography in Harsh Light – 21m When to Use (and Not to Use) a Polarizer Why museums hide masterpieces away – 6m Thought for the day: Yet a Third Way of Comparing Lens Focal Lengths Two weeks ago we considered if 2mm makes a difference in lens focal length. Here is another way. Let’s compare different [...]

1005, 2021

Photography News May 10, 2021

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Photography News May 10, 2021 Quote: “If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.” — Eve Arnold Articles:  Photography Composition Tips: The One About Interesting Point of View – 18m How To Blur Backgrounds in Photoshop – 11m The Fastest Way to Cull Your Photos? Fstoppers Reviews Narrative Select Make Your Landscape Photos POP Using Your iPhone (or Android) (Orton) A Journey Toward The Sacred Print With Stephen Johnson Black Pro-Mist Filter Effect in Photoshop – 4m Fixed bad links from [...]

305, 2021

Photography News May 3, 2021

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Photography News May 3, 2021 Quote: “Color photography is vulgar” – Walker Evans Articles: Landscapes – Make It Successful with The 4-Step Simplicity Framework – 15m Fine Art Seascape Photography at Midnight – 20m Gary Gough Olympus Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Awards 2020 Drastically Reduce Noise in Milky Way Foregrounds Using Photoshop Thought for the day: Does a 2mm difference in focal length matter? The ‘standard’ prime lens is often considered to be 50mm. If measured it may be 50mm, or a bit less, or a bit longer that the advertised focal length. And some vendors have [...]

2604, 2021

Photography News April 26, 2021

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Photography News April 26, 2021 Quote: "Good bird photography consists 30% of equipment, 50% of knowing the subject, and 70% of luck. All 150% is needed; that has been shown in practice many times.” —Hannu Hautala, the most famous Finnish bird photographer Articles:  Fine Art Seascape Photography at Midnight – 20m Gary Gough How the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year Photo Was Taken How to Photograph the Milky Way: The Preparation – 1 of 3 Using Your Personal Life to Inspire Photography Projects – B&H 1h3m Photoshop Tutorial Adding Textures to Photos – 10m – Good intro, clear and easy to understand Easy Window [...]

1904, 2021

Photography News April 19, 2021

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Photography News April 19, 2021 Quote: “The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” – Scott Lorenzo Articles:  You Want Great JPEGs? Here’s the 411 – Thom Hogan 10 Tips for Shooting Beautiful, More Creative Portraits – part 2 – 12m Photography Is A Lie: Tricks People Use To Create Professional Photography Food Photography & Food Styling with @Veggiekins – B&H 41m Talking About Photographic Lenses – 49m – John Cornicello Texture and Clarity Sliders in Lightroom Classic CC: What’s the difference? Thought for the day: Which new camera should I get? A person I [...]

1204, 2021

Photography News April 12, 2021

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Photography News April 12, 2021 Quote: “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” – Andy Warhol  Articles:  Look Behind to Look Ahead – Thom Hogan Beginners guide to Landscape Photography, Camera setup – 17m 30s 10 Tips for Shooting Beautiful, More Creative Portraits – Part 1 – 10m Capture Every Detail in Your Landscape Photos Using Exposure Bracketing Using an ILC as a Webcam – List, links to get started on better images Selecting the Proper Brick Wall for Photographic Tests – Roger Cicala, 1 April Thought for the day: A question from Quora Q: How [...]

1004, 2021

The use of Gestalt in Photography

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Want to kick your photography up a notch, but you’re unsure on which rules to apply? Making sense of all the many “composition” rules can be challenging sometimes, especially if you’re not a theoretic type of person.  However, once you get them down, they will make wonders for your artistic expression without you even noticing it. Chances are, you’ve heard about something called the “Gestalt theory”. Gestalt in photography is a very useful tool that will not only make your photos look better, but it will also deepen your understanding of the visual world. Leading lines create a sense of [...]

604, 2021

Photography News April 6, 2021

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Photography News April 6, 2021 Quote: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind Articles:  Improve your Portrait Photography with Color Harmony – 10m How to Photograph Eye-Catching Seascapes – 13m How to Shoot a Simple Sunset Photo with Off Camera Flash – 13m Five Ways to Shoot Portraits on a White Backdrop Is Photography Art? Against the Sun: Five Tips To Get Better Results From Complicated Situations Thought for the day: What Made Galen Rowell Successful as a Travel/Adventure Photographer? [...]

2903, 2021

Photography News March 29, 2021

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Photography News March 29, 2021 Quote: “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” — Anonymous Articles:  In 1919, a seventeen-year-old San Francisco boy fell seriously ill. My Golden Rule of Forest Photography (Not Fog) – Mads Peter Iversen – 13m Three Ways to Sharper Photos With Adobe Lightroom Behind the Scenes with Brooke Shaden & Lindsay Adler – 7m Stormy Minimalist Landscape Photography – 14m – Mads Peter Iversen More Photographers Being Stupid Thought for the day: Discussion or Photos In a group, I’m in one member recently complained that all people did was show photos of the area. She was [...]

2303, 2021

Photography News March 23, 2021

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Photography News March 23, 2021 Quote:  “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing." —Albert Einstein  Articles:  Remove Fences in Photoshop 15m 7 Quick Tips for Beginners To Create More Interesting Portraits High Key Portrait with Window Light and LED – Lindsay Adler – 4m How To Get Models for Portraits When You're a Beginner Full Portrait Tutorial (Skin Retouching & Color Grading) – 36m How to Use The HSL COLOUR PANEL in photoshop 2021 – 11m 32s Thought for the day:   I recently won first place in a contest that could have had competitors from around the world. Great news! Or maybe [...]

1503, 2021

Photography News 15 March 2021

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Photography News 15 March 2021 Quote: “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” — Diane Arbus Articles: Remove Anything from Complex Perspectives – 12m Add Graphics to Complex Perspectives in Photoshop – 25m The Rule of Odds in Photography (An Easy Trick for Better Compositions) Magazine Cover Lighting: How to Get the Look! – 6m 30s Simulate a Long Exposure with the Path Blur Filter – 2m 15s How To Make a Floral Photo Painting in Photoshop – 25m. easy, good hints Thought for the day: A question on the cost and usefulness of filters A person [...]

803, 2021

Photography News March 8, 2021

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Photography News March 8, 2021 Quote: “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” — Robert Frank Articles:  What 12K Does to Us - Thom Hogan Add Any Pattern to Clothes in Photoshop 26m Texture Blending Secrets 26m Portrait Lighting in 10 Minutes: 1 Light - 5 Setups 10m How to Photograph Waterfalls - 28m Gary Gough Lens Magazine, interesting contests (free unless you are published and then a reasonable charge). Online and print Thought for the day: Do you need a Model Release? The ballerina we worked with a couple of days ago did sign model releases but requested that [...]

203, 2021

Photography News March 2, 2021

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Photography News March 2, 2021 Quote: “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz   Articles:  Enhance Your Photos with Textures 26m How to Creatively Blend Two images in Photoshop 9m The Mirrorless Myths Continue – Thom Hogan Why Storm Light Is Incredible for Landscape Photography 3 Ways to Expand Photos in Photoshop 16m Precisely Cut Out Hair Using Color Range in Photoshop! 19m   Thought for the day: – Major Mistake at Photoshoot A friend and I photographed a traveling ballerina a couple of days ago.  I had worked with this ballerina about 4 years [...]

103, 2021

Shape Definition in Photography

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Look around you and all you are going to see are shapes. There are very few things in this world that don’t have a shape. In art and in photography, shape definition is one of the six classic design elements, such as line, form, texture, color and space. As a photographer, you have to know how to control your shapes and forms in a composition. Use them properly, and you will be able to bring a sense of three-dimensionality to your work.   Play with the cropping of your photo   Shapes exist in nature and are generally separated by [...]

2202, 2021

Photography News February 22, 2021

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Photography News February 22, 2021 Quote: “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” — Annie Leibovitz Articles: Deleting Images – Thom Hogan How to Take Better Portraits | 5 Tips with Jeremy Cohen Minimalist photography – Wikipedia – 40 Examples 5 Steps to Incredible Minimalist Photography – 17m Mads Peter Iversen A Simple Trick To Improve Your Final Image Sharpest F-stop setting for Landscape Photography – 15m 32s Thought for the day: How long can you safely use your disk drives? From this data set: Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020 I'd estimate that current disk [...]

1502, 2021

Photography News February 15, 2021

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Photography News February 15, 2021 Quote: "How are you going to upgrade your photography this year? What's the biggest hurdle holding you back from getting more wows when people see your images? Are you making images that are uniquely yours? I'm betting it's not a new camera or lens that will fix your problems. If it is, I want to know more about that magical piece of gear, because I don't seem to have it in my gear closet.”  — Thom Hogan Articles:  Ask Lensrentals: Lenses, Sensor Cleaning, and Sharpness Testing Sunrise/Sunset Exposures — Thom Hogan Create Incredible Sunset Photos With Editing [...]

802, 2021

Photography News February 8, 2021

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Photography News February 8, 2021 Quote: "Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle." – Balthus Articles:  Foolproof Way to Never Clip Important Highlights on a Sony Camera Minimalist Photography using Negative Space – 7m A Different Way to Improve Your Photo in Five Seconds  11 Ways To Improve the Sharpness of Your Images, Part 6: Dust and Condensation More on Cropping – Thom Hogan Fine art forest photography – 11m – Mads Peter Iversen Thought for the day: Success Rate I have claimed that, with careful deliberate practice, photographic [...]