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Being in the Moment

December 26, 2018 - In the Moment is all about living and seeing like there's no tomorrow. Capturing a feeling of exuberance and joy, myster...
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Flower Photography Review

April 16, 2018 - I recommend periodically reviewing your photography with a subject in mind. Look for common themes and perhaps others th...
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Macro Photography Tips: Flowers

July 03, 2017 - Macro (life sized or greater) or close up Photography requires a DSLR with a dedicated macro lens for the best shots. V...
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Fisheye Lens Tips

May 22, 2017 - A fisheye lens is an ultra-wide angle lens (short focal length) that produces strong visual barrel distortion intended t...
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Infrared Photography

March 10, 2017 - Infrared Photography Infrared photography captures invisible form of light beyond the visible spectrum (or below the...
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Photography Tips for Dog Days of Summer

August 08, 2016 - The Dog Days of Summer are here! Some concepts and ideas to try before the summer ends: 1. Explore abstracts in Black &...
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Macro Flower Photography and exploring Microscopic Photography with diffuser ring flash

May 30, 2016 - I am generally not fond of point and shoot cameras, but my new one - The Olympus Tough TG 4 is waterproof and shockproof...
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Basics of Composition: Rules to Follow or Break!

March 01, 2016 - Simplify and declutter. Remove unnecessary components or objects that distract from your composition. Zoom and move up,...
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JAN - FEB 2016: Lighting with flash continued

December 31, 2015 - Understanding Light Part 3 - Using Flash Continued: 1. Flash -continued Aperture - controls flash exposure of the subj...
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October - November 2015: Understanding Light

October 01, 2015 - Characteristics of Light: Quantity Quality Direction Color Temperature Quantity: the amount of light you are record...
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Sept - Oct 2015 Photo Tips and Ideas

September 01, 2015 - Reviewing some of my older pictures as well as recent ones, I came up with these new tips and creative ideas: The Dehaz...
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MAY 2015_Flower Photography

May 01, 2015 - Try different lighting in the studio, such as back lighting with a softbox (or use any light softened with a white sheet...
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April 2015 Blog_ Photography of Shopkeepers

March 31, 2015 - I never really appreciated rapid fire street photography but rather admired portraits of people, such as shopkeepers, th...
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2015_Become a Better Photographer

December 29, 2014 - Make your top priority for this New Year to become a better photographer. You do not need a new camera to take a great...
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Photography of Silhouette’s, Shadows and Reflections:

November 01, 2014 - Photography of Silhouette’s, Shadows and Reflections: Less may be more Back lite photos (light from behind the subject)...
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Pet Photography:THE JOY OF A DOGS LIFE

October 01, 2014 - Sense of Place An assignment I was given at the Griffin Museum of Photography Atelier 21 program recently was “A Sense...
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Ships and Shards - A story: July-August 2014 Photo Bytes

June 24, 2014 - It was my pleasure photographing porcelain shards dating from 1625 to 1865. These were illustrated with writings from th...
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June 2014 Photo Tips: Travel Photography

June 01, 2014 - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: Shoot iconic structures from a different vantage point. Move around. Follow the light to choos...
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May 2014 Photo Tips: Using a Fisheye Lens

May 01, 2014 - A fish-eye lens is an ultra-wide angle lens (short focal length) that produces strong visual barrel distortion intended...
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November 2013 Photo Tips_Portrait Photography Deadly Sins

October 31, 2013 - Five Six deadly sins to avoid in Portrait Photography: Wrong focus point: Focus on the eyes or the eye closest to the c...
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October Photography Tips_2013

September 30, 2013 - This month I thought I would review some of my older images. This was prompted by 2 recent sales of some of these prints...
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July - August 2013 - Upgrade to Lightroom 5

July 01, 2013 - Why you should upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 5?: The Spot Removal brush - which is really an advanced healing brush - has...
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June_Capturing Sharp Photos

June 01, 2013 - Use a tripod to keep the camera rigid. Invest in a good steady but lightweight tripod such as carbon fiber one. Manfrott...
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May_People and Portraits

May 01, 2013 - 1. Remember, portraits are usually in the vertical orientation, so do not forget to rotate the camera out of the landsca...
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April Photo Tips_Wildlife Photography

April 01, 2013 - Be at your subject’s eye level to create an intimate environment. The worse position is shooting down on the wildlife su...
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March Photo Tips_ Breaking Rules

March 01, 2013 - I always say you need to know the rules before you break them! But when you do, here are some exceptions: 1. Taking pic...
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January 2013_Winter Photography Tips

January 01, 2013 - It is crucial if you are in cold temperatures to keep your digital camera cool. Do not attempt to make it warm through p...
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High Five Photo Tips for September: Using Light in Photography and Painting

September 01, 2012 - To create white lines on glassware that defines edges against black: Use 1. white panels on the sides that are lite eith...
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High Five Photo Tips for July-August

June 28, 2012 - High Five Photo Tips for July-August: Summer Photography Photograph the Weather! Often best right before or just aft...
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High Five Photo Tips for March-April 2012

March 04, 2012 - 1.Small pupils can create fascinating portraits. To create this effect, move your subject from a very bright area to a d...
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High Five Photo Tips for September

September 18, 2011 - High Five Photo Tips for September: 1.Depth of Field is a great creative tool. Remember, The most important item t...
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AIPAD in NYC

March 19, 2011 - Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn Association of International Photography Art Dealers show in NYC at the Armory is always a...
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