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Free Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are a great way to quickly edit your photos to achieve the effect you want, and to also fix common issues with your images. They’re basically macros that are developed for Photoshop which, with a click of the mouse, will run through a series of adjustment steps for you, without you having to […]

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 […]

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), […]

How It Was Done (Part One)

Following up on yesterday’s post, here are the techniques used for the first two photographs that I featured: Photo #1: The photographer used excellent camera and lighting technique in order to capture this image of a drop hitting a pool of water. According to the description accompanying spettacolopuro’s photo, the photographer used a Canon 40D […]