Browsing all posts in June, 2010.

Two Great Links

Hello, friends. I have been made aware of two really great websites that I’d like to share with you all. First up is ImageRights. This is a FREE image visual search engine and webcrawler that helps you find where your images are being used throughout the internet. By uploading your images to the ImageRights website, […]

Photography 101 – How to Read a Histogram

I happened to be driving through the “fashionable” part of Arizona a while back (Scottsdale, for those of you familiar with the state), and saw a professional photographer arranging a wedding party in front of a fountain. The photographer was holding up an external, hand-held light meter to judge the exposure settings to be used. […]

SanDisk Capture the Passion Contest

Announcing the SanDisk Capture the Passion Contest Series! Win $1,000 and a SanDisk Ultra SDHC memory card. SanDisk is looking for entries that best capture the spirit and passion of Summer Sports in the action of play or the celebration of fans. So bring it on! Whatever you choose to shoot, style counts – so […]

Friday Assignment – Learn and Apply Something New

This weekend I would like to encourage our readers to learn something new about the subject of photography, and apply what you have learned. Photography is an ever-evolving challenge, and we need to constantly renew and add to our skills toolbox. Here are some resources and suggestions to get you started and give you some […]

Photography 101 – Exposure Compensation

The exposure compensation feature on today’s digital cameras does what the name suggests – compensates the exposure of the shot according to the conditions in which the photo is being taken. Exposure compensation is used to manually adjust the exposure to something different than what the camera’s meter is suggesting. The photographer can tell the […]

Some HDR Learnings

I’m an HDR novice, so I took the opportunity yesterday afternoon to futz around in my house and try to familiarize myself with the concept. I addressed things with an eye toward learning what works, and what doesn’t work. For the purposes of the exercise I used the HDR Photo Merge capability in Corel PaintShop […]

Facebook Sandisk Photography Contest

What: Milpitas, Calif., June 8, 2010 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it will launch a professional photography contest on the SanDisk Extreme Team Facebook page starting June 8. Participants will be able to submit photos in four different categories – Nature, Wedding/Events, Action and Fashion. […]

Traveling with your Camera Gear

I have a couple of trips planned for this summer during which I will be, of course, heavily dependent upon my camera gear. One is a ten-day trip to Maine, during which time my husband and I will be sailing, driving up and down the coast, visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and exploring […]

Point 101 Canvas Prints Competition

What you win: To help celebrate the launch of our new website Point101 is giving away £500 of stunning canvas prints, giclees or perspex prints of your own photographs!    About Point101: Point101 specialise in large format prints for professional photographers. They offer a range of bespoke products – including gallery quality canvas prints, giclee prints, perspex and switchframes. Upload […]

Tips for Critiquing Another’s Work

We live in a society that is in love with instant gratification. Items can be purchased instantly, information can be gained instantly, photos can be shared instantly, and feedback can be given instantly. Social networking via the internet is practically replacing any other kind of socializing, and with the ability for THOUSANDS of people to […]

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