I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted back adding a “texture” to the background. I use images of side walks, freeway underpasses, brick walls, sheets of paper, rusted steel, graffiti, roads, cracked […]

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I’ve been making photographs for most of my life. It’s second nature to me. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love it. But it’s hard to put into words what that love of photography is all about. I am going to try. 1. I love that photography is capable of moving people. I sat […]

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For most of us, we got into photography because it was fun.  Sure the prospect of making a living off something we enjoyed was exciting; it was a dream job. But then reality set in… what was once fun increasingly became work. I liken the entire dynamic to that of a marriage.  I started dating […]

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You’d think that some people WANT a bad photo. While there are no real rules in photography – that pertains to what you SHOULD do. When it comes to what you SHOULD NOT do, well pretty much everyone (except the most pedantic of the pedants) agrees that there are several things you should NOT do. […]

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I have been studying Zen Buddhism and I am struck by how so much of it can be applied to photography. Don’t get me wrong. I am not religious. Nor am I somebody who would ever, or has ever said you should live your life like I live(d) mine. But I do think that we […]

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I got such positive response to my new “For what it’s worth” series yesterday that I decided to do another one right away. These are simple things that I believe have helped me be a better photographer, but that I didn’t learn until later in my career. In each case, I wish I’d have learned […]

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The Auto and the Perspective method offer dramatically different Photomerge results. We stick with Auto for the first attempt. The Photomerge command offers six different layout options when creating a panoramic photo. Each method interprets the panoramic photos differently.  We often try to run multiple methods to see which produces the best results. A good place […]

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