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On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present
Digital printing without expensive ink: The DNP DS620A
On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present
On Photography: Jeanloup Sieff, 1933-2000
Hiding and showing Lightroom Classic panels
On Photography: Dewoud Bey, 1953-present
On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021
When to photograph brackets for HDR
Lightweight powerhouse from Tamron a lens worth getting to know
On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present
Photographing smoke
On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

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Hiding and showing Lightroom Classic panels

A while back, one of my students asked “Where can I find the Keywording panel?” I answered, “It’s in the Library module’s right sidebar.” She replied, “No it’s not…” Sure enough, the Keywording panel had gone missing. What gives? Viewing

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On Photography: Dawoud Bey, 1953-present

On Photography: Dewoud Bey, 1953-present

“Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person. I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen.” -Dawoud Bay Dawoud Bey began his odyssey of photographing portraits of Black

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On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

” … every time I take my camera out of my bag, it’s like drawing a sword to combat indifference, injustice and discrimination, trying to get rid of stereotypes.” -Corky Lee Recreating the driving of the “golden spike” Corky Lee

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When to photograph brackets for HDR

High dynamic range (HDR) processing opens a whole world of photographic possibilities. There are several outstanding HDR creation tools available today including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The question to answer is “when does one shoot HDR brackets?” The “pro” answer

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On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

“Every photograph is altered, to one degree or another.” — John Paul Caponigro Immersed in creativity John Paul Caponigro is an environmental landscape fine art photographer who includes drawing writing and photographing in his creative pursuits. He encourages everyone who

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How to photograph smoke

Photographing smoke

There are times when a photographer needs some smoke. Want to make a candle look like it’s just gone out? Smoke. How about a steaming cup of coffee? Smoke. Make the cigarette or cigar look realistic? Smoke. Add some magic

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On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

“My first ‘f8 and be there’ opportunity was when I saw smoke from a fire on the horizon, grabbed my camera, and was first on the scene at a major gasoline fire in Doraville [Georgia] in 1972.” -Ron Sherman Ron

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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On Photography: Dawoud Bey, 1953-present

On Photography: Dewoud Bey, 1953-present

“Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person. I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen.” -Dawoud Bay Dawoud Bey began his odyssey of photographing portraits of Black

Read More
On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

” … every time I take my camera out of my bag, it’s like drawing a sword to combat indifference, injustice and discrimination, trying to get rid of stereotypes.” -Corky Lee Recreating the driving of the “golden spike” Corky Lee

Read More
2499-1263-1

When to photograph brackets for HDR

High dynamic range (HDR) processing opens a whole world of photographic possibilities. There are several outstanding HDR creation tools available today including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The question to answer is “when does one shoot HDR brackets?” The “pro” answer

Read More
On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

“Every photograph is altered, to one degree or another.” — John Paul Caponigro Immersed in creativity John Paul Caponigro is an environmental landscape fine art photographer who includes drawing writing and photographing in his creative pursuits. He encourages everyone who

Read More
How to photograph smoke

Photographing smoke

There are times when a photographer needs some smoke. Want to make a candle look like it’s just gone out? Smoke. How about a steaming cup of coffee? Smoke. Make the cigarette or cigar look realistic? Smoke. Add some magic

Read More
On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

“My first ‘f8 and be there’ opportunity was when I saw smoke from a fire on the horizon, grabbed my camera, and was first on the scene at a major gasoline fire in Doraville [Georgia] in 1972.” -Ron Sherman Ron

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

Read More
Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

Read More
What the heck is the exposure triangle?

What the heck is the exposure triangle?

And why should I give a you-know-what about it? The exposure triangle, simply, is the three ways of controlling the amount of light a camera captures. Two of these three settings provide creativity control, too. The three sides of the

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On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

“Always carry a camera, it’s tough to shoot a picture without one.” — Jay Maisel Jay Maisel, photographer Jay Maisel’s sixty-plus yearlong career as a professional photographer started in 1954 after he studied graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale.

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