2015-10-07 Aesthetic Judgments part one

In the first part of my thoughts on aesthetic judgments I introduced the first two considerations on my list of five that inform my work. This post discusses the rest of them starting with… Composition Composition is the pleasing expression of the elements in a space. I prefer to lock the camera on a tripod […]

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PhotoComps_1280

In this video, you’ll learn how to quickly turn a plain photo shoot into a fantastic one. This technique uses the Quick Selection Tool, Refine Edge, and Adjustment Layers. Disclaimer: This is only one way to composite a photo in Photoshop. Follow Howard on Twitter This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com┬áBe a kid in a camera […]

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Alec and Cindy

Vacation cell phone photos can look great if you remember to apply basic photography concepts.

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Happy New Year – I wanted to be sure to start 2009 with a tip so here it is. I made this image in Alaska. I liked the reflection from the seal and decided to use the leading line to draw the viewer’s eye into the picture and directly to the subject. Reflections can be […]

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Let’s talk about leading lines. You can use leading lines to bring the viewer’s eye into the picture. In the example above, I use the ladders and rails to bring the viewer into and eventually out of the photo. Since I think all good photos should have the same traits of a good story, i.e., […]

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I gave a ‘tip’ on an episode of TWiP a while back that stressed how simply taking a step or two forwards/backwards/right/left can radically change the composition of a photo. So on my recent trip I took a quick photo example of exactly this. The two images shown here were shot from locations that were […]

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