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Another Mind-Bender

Sorting through old files again today, looking for jus the right thing. This one wasn’t it, but hey, it was fun.  One of the great things about negatives and prints is that if you lie them flat on the table, … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

I was sifting through my archives today, looking for the origins of my Orb series for a talk I am giving. I dug back to the year 2000, where my experiments became sparse amongst my medium-format negatives. Going back just … Continue reading

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Practicing My Craft Every Day

There is, here in my home state of Delaware and in many other places, an annual event called “Fun-A-Day.” The idea is simple: set yourself a project and add to it one piece every day for a month. It could … Continue reading

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Understanding ISO Ratings

The level of sensitivity to light as determined by the International Organization on Standards.  With film cameras, the ISO rating is used for a particular film type to tell how sensitive it is.  Ratings generally range from 50 (not very … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

One of the more common mistakes made by novice photographers – and occasionally the seasoned ones as well- is not watching the background and finding after the picture is taken that there appears to be a lamp post growing out … Continue reading

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Peep-Hole Lenses, Part 2

How does she do that?  To date, I’ve only had one person who could correctly guess at how I make my “Crystal Balls,” so here is the answer in all its detail! My “Crystal Ball” series is created with a … Continue reading

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Free Print at Brandywine Festival of the Arts

One of Wilmington, Delaware’s largest craft festivals, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts is almost here!  The two-day show will have over 275 exhibitors, including yours truly, along the lovely Brandywine River.  The festival will be held outside rain or … Continue reading

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Composition 101.2: The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is a compositional guide to help you balance a scene.  Most people start out by aiming the camera so that what they are interested in is at the center.  The Rule of Thirds says to put … Continue reading

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Composition 101.1: Leading Lines

One of the more common tricks to making a picture flow is using leading lines.  Leading lines are natural lines in the scene that provide a path for one’s eyes to follow around the picture.  They may go straight from … Continue reading

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Composition 101

So, okay, you have a camera in hand. You’ve read the manual and played around with all the controls. Your pictures are okay. You want them better. This is where you learn to really use that camera. Remember learning how … Continue reading

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