Monthly Archives: July 2011

Composition 101.3: Exploring All the Angles

There’s an adage among photographers that the better you get at photography, the more pictures you throw out.  Not only do photographers get to be more and more selective and critical of their work, but we take more and more … 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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Capturing My Imagination

 I have to say that, even of art shows in which I am included, I tend to wonder what the juror was thinking when they selected the works on the walls.  Art is such a wholly subjective thing, which I think … Continue reading

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Delaware Artist Fellows 2011

If you are in the neighborhood of Dover, Delaware this summer, check out the Biggs Museum of American Art.  Their feature show, “Award Winners XI,” highlights some of the best visual and literary art in the state by the Delaware … 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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