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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
On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present
Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure
Canon R6 offers solid still performance in a compact body
What the heck is the exposure triangle?

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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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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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MDRN Photobooth Company and DNP printers

MDRN Photobooth is an event success

MDRN Photobooth Company is a super-successful event photography group based in Ottawa, Canada. Using DNP printers they provide not only memories for events for attendees, but also branding for event sponsors by printing lanyards. Event lanyards The lanyards included the

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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

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

Read More
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

Read More
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.

Read More
MDRN Photobooth Company and DNP printers

MDRN Photobooth is an event success

MDRN Photobooth Company is a super-successful event photography group based in Ottawa, Canada. Using DNP printers they provide not only memories for events for attendees, but also branding for event sponsors by printing lanyards. Event lanyards The lanyards included the

Read More
On Photography: Bruce Davidson, 1933-present

On Photography: Bruce Davidson, 1933-present

“I don’t always know why I’m photographing something. It’s my learning machine.” -Bruce Davidson Darkroom magic Bruce Davidson was born and grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. In an interview with Chris Wiley in the New Yorker, he said, “Well,

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