Category Archives: Photo Techniques

Halloween Week – Abandoned House #4

This one I am still confused about.  I know that it was inhabited not too terribly long ago and then a big sign appeared saying the land was for sale.  The surrounding farmland was purchased and they tore down a … Continue reading

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What about catchlights

We’ve all heard about catchlights in human eyes being a goal when doing portraits; it makes the eyes more appealing and the person to look less like an inanimate doll (I read that somewhere just can’t recall where.)  But recently … Continue reading

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That’s not a bird…

But in some ways it can help you with one aspect of bird photography and that’s being able to track something in flight.  Oh sure, the plane isn’t flapping and depending on the type of plane it can fly from … Continue reading

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Hiatus

The world is steadily changing and some changes aren’t exactly what we wanted or expected but we try to adjust.  Part of adjusting for me now is to take a break for awhile.  I don’t know if it will be … Continue reading

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Staying home photography 2

After a bit I gave up trying to copy the Sudek image and just began to enjoy seeing how the light made shadows and patterns from the glass and the window blinds.  I particularly liked how this one turned out.  … Continue reading

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Staying Home Photography

You’ve all seen a variety of photo challenges/assignments out there nowadays; some from those who do it on the regular and some new ones from us who are getting creative while staying home.  I like to watch YouTube videos to … Continue reading

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Photo Editing: Texture Layers

I’m not sure how well you can see it but this image has been edited using two texture layers to give it an artistic painterly canvas look.  Adding texture layers to an image can be an interesting way to get … Continue reading

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Photography in pandemic times

Let me first say that by no means am I making light of the current situation nor am I going to give opinions on how things are being handled or how to handle things other than please try not to … Continue reading

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It’s a small world – You can call me but don’t call me Al

A Monday monochrome macro moment here (and alliteration) featuring an old phone.  When shooting a macro image you  have two choices.  You can photo stack to make everything come out sharp or you can deal with that thing that goes … Continue reading

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Heads or Tails – Shooting through water

Shooting through water can give you some very nice or very blurry images depending on what you are shooting, with what and how close to the surface your subject matter is.  Oh, and how clear the water is; the clearer … Continue reading

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