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Editing in Camera Raw

I admit that I don’t fiddle around too much with images in RAW format. I’m on the fence when it comes to shooting in RAW – I don’t really have an opinion about it one way or another. I can see circumstances where it would be really useful; I can see other circumstances where it’s […]

Freelensing

While perusing the Internet for new photography techniques, I came across something referred to as “freelensing”. This technique is achieved by detaching the lens from the camera but holding it in place, then shifting the lens around to focus the shot. Shafts of light are “leaked” into the image, a high degree of bokeh is […]

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), […]

Long Exposure – A “Rule of Thumb” Challenge!

I’ve got a back-issue of Popular Photography Magazine sitting here in front of me (February 2009, specifically), which I was idly flipping through while talking on the phone with my husband. The cover title, “Create Magic in 5 Seconds,” caught my eye. I read the article, and decided it would be a fun challenge to […]

The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure

So I had a chance to read The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure over this past weekend and I have to say that I found this to be a vast improvement from the first BetterPhoto Guide that I had read what seems like years ago but was really only last month.   This book is more advanced (although […]

Crummy Weather Photography

February and March are crummy weather months in much of the country.  Certainly in NY – it’s one crummy, cold, dreary, nasty, cold, snowy, cold, muddy mess of a day after another.  So I did a shoot yesterday to demonstrate the different ways to adjust your settings and equipment to get better shots on crummy […]

HDR 101 – High Dynamic Range Imaging

A friend of mine is really into HDR.  This wasn’t something that I was really aware of up until six months ago and because I’m curious by nature I did a little research about what HDR is, what photographs make for a good HDR project and how to go about doing it.  So here’s the […]

Photo Ohhhhhh Christmas Tree

It’s Holiday time and a shot that is on a lot of peoples minds is the Christmas Tree shot.  Last night we went out to dinner and a lovely women offered to take my picture with Lexi (my daughter) staring at the Christmas Tree.  It was very generous of her to offer to do so […]

Studying Light in Photography

We’ve recently started publishing articles concerning light and how to control it. Most beginners would think that studying light is reserved for professionals but this definitely isn’t the case. Light is the most important topic in photography because, simply put, if there’s no light then there’s no photo. In this article we will discuss the […]

Histogram 101

WHAT IS A HISTOGRAM? Stated simply, a histogram is general overview of the how light or dark the different tonal values are in your photo. To make sense of this we have to look at each part of the histogram. The photo below was taken right of a camera’s LCD showing a histogram. The x-axis […]