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Inspiration Close to Home

The weather here in the Northeast USA has been bleak to say the least these past few months.  I write this while snowbound in a county that gave up the night before and just said, “Nope, not going to even … Continue reading

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After the Snap pt. 2

Today I’m going to show you just how I go from a digitally captured black-and-white to a polished photo and then to a transparency for the final product for this particular image – an anthotype print.  Although this project was … Continue reading

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After the Snap pt. 1

Wow!  I didn’t really intend to take the whole summer off from my blog, but I’m baaack! This month I am going to take a step away from simply explaining how to use a camera and get into digital editing … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Photograph

One of the marks of people who are good at something is that they make what they do seem so easy.  Good photographers make it not only seem effortless but also entirely automatic within the equipment.    A few weeks … Continue reading

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The Camera Lies.

They say that the camera never lies.  They haven’t played around with cameras very much. The camera (and the person wielding it!) can make a person look larger than a house or as small as a mouse – just put … Continue reading

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Let it Snow! Let it Glow!

As I write today, the yo-yo winter we’ve been having is giving me warm, blue skies and sunshine.  Perfect day for shooting?  Last week I had an even better photo day.  Pea-soup fog over a snowy landscape gave me a … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Moment

Whether you are taking pictures of sporting events, family celebrations or on assignment, you find that often times actions happen so fast you can’t get the camera swung around fast enough to catch it — if you aren’t prepared. You … 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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Shadow Pupperty

In the late evening and early morning hours, when many photographers find the light the most magical, there is often the issue of avoiding the photographer’s own shadow. Some opt to shoot past the shadow when the sun is to … Continue reading

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