Browsing all posts in September, 2009.

Things are Looking Up

A Wordless Wednesday contribution, photo by Laura Charon. Tweet

Destination Photography Workshops

Travel to exciting destinations while receiving expert instruction to expand your photography skills! Y Explore offers custom photography tours/workshops of Yosemite National Park. Learn techniques from expert photography instructors in the dramatic scenery that Yosemite is famous for. Photographic subjects during the tour include granite monoliths and domes, waterfalls, wildflowers, black bears, and other wildlife. […]

Photography Gift Ideas

Friends, there are only 90 shopping days left until Christmas! Here are some gift ideas for the photographer in your life: A gift subscription to a photography magazine is always a sure bet. A subscription to Popular Photography is $24 for two years and $14 for one year (12 issues per year). For our friends […]

Bokeh

The term bokeh refers to the out-of-focus areas of an image, when using a shallow depth-of-field to focus on something in the foreground of an image. To achieve it, simply focus on something in the foreground while using the lowest numbered f-stop possible on your camera/lens combination. Using the “macro” setting (typically a flower icon) […]

One Against All

“Una contro tutte” by Steciok on Flickr Creative Commons. A Wordless Wednesday contribution. Tweet

A Selection of Virtual Museums

The wonderful thing about “virtual museums” and “on-line exhibitions” is that you don’t need to leave the comfort of your couch in order to enjoy some extraordinary examples of photography. The American Museum of Photography is “A Museum Without Walls… For An Art Without Boundaries.” It is currently featuring galleries on early modernist photography, images […]

Four Things Photography Has Taught Me

1. Patience.  It has never been my strong suit. Yet it is absolutely required to first learn photography, then to exercise what you’ve learned. I used to get frustrated because I couldn’t make the shot happen – the one that I envisioned within my mind’s eye. Now, I try more often (it’s still a work […]

Timing is Everything

You have the latest gear. You have the most incredible setting. You have the best lighting. You’ve got all the know-how. But for some shots, some images, some memories… all that don’t mean nuthin’, baby, unless you’ve got great timing. Share your examples of great timing in the comments! Photo credits (in order of appearance): […]

Photography Workshops

A small sampling of photography workshops happening around the world: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops hosts a myriad of photography workshops all around the globe. Locations include Rome, Albuquerque New Mexico (balloon festival), Spain, Australia, and Peru. Enrollment is limited, so apply early for the location of your choice. Tuition and fees vary by location. Popular […]

How It Was Done (Part Two)

Finishing up with what I started on the 10th, here are the techniques used for the last two photographs that I featured: Photo #3: “Light writing” is really easy and pretty darned entertaining. All you need is a light source (a glow stick or a flashlight works well), a dark room (or outside at night), […]

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