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2509, 2023

Photography News September 26, 2023

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Photography News September 26, 2023 Quote: We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion.” – Ansel Adams Techniques and Tutorials: What is Fine #Art #Photography?   Portrait Lenses: A Thoughtful Conversation with Chris Orwig   Secret Life of Animals: Behavior & Wildlife Photography   Getting Started with Macro Photography 2 Mistakes the Best Photographers Never Make Aberration in optical systems   Thought for the day: If? If you never post-process your images. If you never ever share them. If the images just stay in the (phone, card, computer) until the heat death of the universe? [...]

1809, 2023

Photography News September 18, 2023

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Photography News September 18, 2023 Quote: “The pictures are there, and you just take them.” – Robert Capa Techniques and Tutorials: Planning vs Spontaneity in Landscape Photography Previsualization in Photography Meaning, Use and Origins of Bokeh Top Photoshop Adjustment Presets Why Using the Golden Ratio in Your Photos Might Not Be a Good Idea After All 3 Things That Ruin Poses: How to Fix Them – Lindsay Adler   Thought for the day: Safety – Annular Solar Eclipse in October, be safe If you want to photograph or view the annular solar eclipse in October it might be a good idea to order safe and effective solar filters [...]

1109, 2023

Photography News September 11, 2023

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Photography News September 11, 2023 Quote: “The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda…” – Robert Capa Techniques and Tutorials: Ocean Moods – Michael Frye Six Lighting Setups to Try on Your Next Photoshoot How to Photograph a Music Festival – Lens Rentals Unlikely Hero Accessories for Landscape Photographers Comet Nishimura will be at perihelion on September 18 and at its brightest the comet will be visible in the evening twilight skies of San Francisco low along the western horizon for maybe 15m after the Sunset. How to Plan and Photograph Comet C/2023 P1, Nishimura(8–17 September 2023)   Thought for the day – Forever? Cameras don’t last forever, [...]

609, 2023

Photography News September 6, 2023

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Photography News September 6, 2023 Quote: “If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough…” – Robert Capa   Articles: Photographing the Olympic Peninsula – Michael Frye A Simple Guide to Focus Stacking Master The Art Of Timelapse   How to Get Long Exposures without Filters   Compelling Photo through Composites   Posing Basics for Studio Dance Photography   Thought for the day: – Don’t stop down too much Modern high resolution cameras and lenses have the highest resolution with the lens only stopped down a stop or two (ƒ/2.8 is wide open, so stop down to ƒ/4 of ƒ/5.6 for the [...]

2407, 2023

Photography News July 24, 2023

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Photography News July 24, 2023 Quote: "Lately I've been struck with how I really love what you can't see in a photograph. An actual physical darkness. And it's very thrilling for me to see darkness again.” – Diane Arbus Articles:   The Best Photography Advice I've Ever Heard – Stills in Motion, Episode 3   FRAMES — Photography Visual Patterns #1   Opacity vs Fill in Photoshop   What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses   Example of the Arc of Storytelling in a PhotoBook   Another landscape shot with discussion on angles, sun, etc. and a detailed discussion on post-processing: [...]

1707, 2023

Photography News July 17, 2023

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Photography News July 17, 2023 Quote: "Yes, for me the drama of storm in nature, the drama of sorrow in life, are the most impressive. Oh, there must be a little bit of light, a little bit of happiness, just enough to indicate the shape, to make the limbs of the silhouette stand out, but let the rest be dark.” – Vincent van Gogh Articles: How AI Tools are Making Retouching Easier Than Ever Beware the Poisoned Apple (AI in Art) Leading Line – The Best Technique To Tell Stories In Your Images   JPEG vs PNG – Are You Using the WRONG Image Format? [...]

1007, 2023

Photography News July 10, 2023

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Photography News July 10, 2023 Quote: The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” – Ansel Adams Articles: Is AI-Generated Art Ethical? – suggested by Linda Lee Rutherford Landscape Photography Tutorial   Creating that Dreamy look, using Vaseline   Andromeda Galaxy with only a Camera, Lens, & Tripod   Street and Travel Photography Full Online Course   Photoshop Retouching for Beginners   Thought for the day: The excellent video Creating that Dreamy look, using Vaseline has good ideas, but two major problems. This may be due to wanting room to [...]

307, 2023

Photography News July 3, 2023

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Photography News July 3, 2023 Quote: "Artists (fine ones) don't copy nature, and when they do record quite literally the presentation is such as to arouse connotations quite apart from the subject matter." – Edward Weston Articles: Dramatic Portraiture & Lighting Class w/ Chris Knight Tutorial   Lightroom Classic Masterclass 2022 – Developing Images   What Pros Know about ISO that Beginners Often Ignore!   How to capture a Galaxy with your DSLR   Ultimate Guide to Street Photography   The Biggest Lie Social Media Feeds Photographers   Thought for the day: What sees Truth? What the camera sees [...]

2606, 2023

Photography News June 26, 2023

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Photography News June 26, 2023 Quote: "To send light into the darkness of men's hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann Articles: How to Quickly Ruin Your Camera and Lens Generative Fill AI This WILL Change Everything!   Capturing Powerful Portraits – Photographic Tips and techniques   How to Shoot Like Sean Archer, Tutorial   How To Edit like Sean Archer   How to Quickly Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions   Thought for the day: You can learn a lot about better photography from great Hollywood movies.   Art of the Week: Casablanca Behind The Scenes – many good [...]

1906, 2023

Photography News June 19, 2023

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Photography News June 19, 2023 Quote: "Of course, I hear that I must have a marvellous lens or extraordinary camera – instead of a lens with shutter and all for 20 pesos, and a camera quite gone to ruin! Not many realize that good photographs – like anything else – are made with one's brains.” – Edward Weston Articles: How Much Do You Value the Process of Creating Images? Sensor Format Size and Image Quality A Photo I’ve dreamt of… - good example of how to ‘work’ a subject   Composition Case Study: Analyzing Arnold Newman's Photo of Igor Stravinsky   The Worst Photography Advice [...]

1306, 2023

Photography News June 13, 2023

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Photography News June 13, 2023 Quote: “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams Articles: How Do You Take Images That Look 3D? How to Upscale an Image Without Losing Quality Eight Tips for Preventing Camera Theft Forget the Rule of Thirds   Framing in Photography: 6 Ways You Can Use It   Learning to See: Visual Fundamentals – suggested by S. Maurice Krumrey   Thought for the day: Generative AI vs AI Assistance There is a major difference between Generative AI and software that have “AI” assistance. Currently most photo programs have a [...]

2905, 2023

Photography News May 29, 2023

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Photography News May 29, 2023 Quote: "The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form-knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration” – Henry Moore Articles: Aspect Ratio – The Secret to Stunning Fine Art Photos Suggested by Paul Pokrywka   New Beta Photoshop Removal Tool   Portraits with a Plastic Dust Sheet   Shooting Winter and Snow Studio Portraits   How to Shoot Dance Photography – Quick Explanation   Some of the oldest photos you will ever see   Thought for the day: Another [...]

2205, 2023

Photography News May 22, 2023

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Photography News May 22, 2023 Quote: "I am constantly torn between the attitude of the conscientious journalist who is a recorder and interpreter of the facts and of the creative artist who often is necessarily at poetic odds with the literal facts." – W. Eugene SmithArticles: Camera Life Cycles – Thom Hogan Natural and Continuous Lighting for Headshots – Peter Hurley   What Is Motivated Light?   Creating Motivated Light in a Photo   Dance Photography – Lois Greenfield   How to Light a Magical Box   Thought for the day: A Painful But VERY Useful Exercise Take a bunch of [...]

805, 2023

Photography News May 8, 2023

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Photography News May 8, 2023 Quote: “I am sure the next step will be the electronic image, and I hope I shall live to see it. I trust that the creative eye will continue to function, whatever technological innovations may develop.” – Ansel Adams Articles: Here Are Some Photoshop Plug-ins to Make Astrophotography Much Easier Black and White: Why and How   Giselle – Photo Shoot with Kaori Nakamura   Dance in the Street Photography   Four Looks, One Gray Background   Creating Shadows with Everyday Items to make D.I.Y. Gobos   Thought for the day: Solid state storage (SSD, [...]

1704, 2023

Photography News April 17, 2023

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Photography News April 17, 2023 Quote: "The value of composition cannot be over estimated; upon it depends the harmony and the sentiment. Instruments and mediums can be had for a price; originality, creative faculty, poetic feeling, can come from only one source, but they can be lost if they be not cherished.” – Gertrude Käsebier Articles: Using Juxtaposition for Your Landscape Photography Photographing Men – Inside Fashion and Beauty Photography by Lindsay Adler   Practical Guide to Understanding Light Modifiers   How I Got The Shot – Soccer Star   How to shoot Powder Paint Portraits   How to Add [...]

1204, 2023

Photography News April 12, 2023

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Photography News April 12, 2023 Quote: “All judgments of artistic merits are rooted in bias. Being subjective by nature, they can't be anything other than that. If we had measurable, quantifiable ways to decide the value of art, there would be no need for critics or contests or opinions.” – Tim Parkin Articles: Image Stabilization is measured in Stops, what does this mean?   How to be an Impressionist Photographer   Birds in Flight (BiF) Photography Tips   Pose Friends For Powerful Portraits (Tips From A Pro)   How I Got The Shot: Flour Child   3 Quick Fixes [...]

304, 2023

Photography News April 3, 2023

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Photography News April 3, 2023 Quote: ”If everyone loves your work, you are playing it much too safe.” - David Carson and many others Articles: How a tiny company with few rules is making fake images mainstream – think about the ethics of photography and related. Fix Your Photos With Selective Image Transformations How Your Camera and Image Processor Determine Colors What Makes a Great Portrait? With Scott Kelby – B&H Photo Video   Extreme Macro the Easy Way   Why RAW images look so flat compared to Jpeg images straight out of camera   Minimum Shutter Speed Rule The old "1/focal length = minimum shutter speed" rule was made [...]

2703, 2023

Photography News March 27, 2023

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Photography News March 27, 2023 Quote: “You can not just study photography, you have to do it” – paraphrased by Greg Edwards Articles:Tips for Styling Your Exhibition Displays with MetalPrints, Acrylic Prints and More – An ad but very good info Studio Photography with a Professional Ballerina / Behind the Scenes   Editing Backdrops (studio shoots)   Using textures in Photoshop – Excellent Intro, older version of Photoshop   How to Shoot Amazing Dance Photos That Will Go Viral   Blown Out Highlights? This is the Key To Perfect Exposures – Histograms and Zebras   Sharp Photos Every Time With These Simple Steps   [...]

2003, 2023

Art 4 Why Take Photos?

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Why Take Photos I thought about whether or not I wanted to title this article “Why Take Photos” or “Who Do You Take Photos.” Either way, the answer might change based on how long you’ve been taking pictures.  In the beginning of my journey as a photographer, I think I would have answered differently than I would now.  But, the key is to make sure the reason begins and ends with you.   How I began Taking Photos In the beginning of my journey as a photographer, I enjoyed capturing moments that came up organically.  I might capture a picture of [...]

2003, 2023

Photography News March 20, 2023

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Photography News March 20, 2023 Quote: “After all, the goal is not making art. It is living a life. Those who live their lives will leave the stuff that is really art. Art is a result. It is the trace of those who have led their lives. It is interesting to us because we read the struggle and the degree of success the man made in his struggle to live. The great question is: 'What is worthwhile?' The majority of people have failed to ask themselves seriously enough, and have failed to try seriously enough to answer this question.” – Robert Henri Articles: Create [...]