Spinning Abstracts

My home town, Boise, Idaho puts on the holiday spirit by decorating the botanical gardens and the historic old Boise Penitentiary by festooning them with thousands and thousands of colorful lights. The Atlanta Botanical Garden does too. This Summer it’s featuring another display of lights among the gardens for the enjoyment of all during the […]

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

While the examples I use in this post are of birds/wildlife, they could just as easily have been people. I learned a great deal about making wildlife photographs when I spent time shooting portraits of people. Most of the techniques I was taught to use when making a human portrait apply to wildlife photography. And […]

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Her vs Him

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s […]

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I’m sure many of you photographers reading this post can sympathize with the plight of ever-maneuvering ourselves and our cameras around so that we can omit any obstacles from our frame. Whether we’re contorting in some undiscovered yoga position or have our tripods defying gravity with the way they’re being balanced, we go to great […]

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As real estate photographers and agents know all too well, nothing says home sweet home like a bunch of utility lines and cables attached to the side of a house. In this short video, we’ll do a little addition by subtraction and minimize these and other distractions by way of the Spot Removal Tool in […]

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When photographing an image with some type of line, path, or object that will go out of my frame, my very first instinct is to find a way to push it towards one of the corners. This also works well for items that are coming into the frame, too. Compositionally speaking, this type of framing is […]

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 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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