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
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 cross training, goaling and other methods you can improve your photos. Have I improved mine?
I have over 2000 pictures on Facebook and elsewhere and I review them regularly looking for the best photos to use in various online contests. In reviewing them some of my very favorite were early photos. I love some them still today. But my more recent photos are much more likely to be favorites. Why? I think my ‘hit rate’ for better photos is improving.
What do I find most difficult?
— Good portraits (and even harder good portraits of couples)
— Good astrophotography (excluding Green Flashes and simple Moon photos where I’m ok)
— And hardest, good Science Fiction and Fantasy photos that look real, not photoshopped and not a forced scene.
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Toni Lovejoy – Interview
This one of the strongest and best interviews I’ve seen, The internal short video begins at 15m 51s but I recommend watching least the first 20 minutes. This is among the greatest / strongest photograph shows I’ve ever seen.