Category Archives: Camera Techniques

Here I would like to talk about some of the camera-specific method of producing images that I have found interesting.

Race Street Gallery January/Februrary 2012

This is a mirror image. That is, one image was copied, flipped and then added to the original. As you can see, this method can sometimes produce dramatic effects. I am pleased that this photo was selected as a NANPA … Continue reading

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An Adventure in Lensbaby-land

Sometimes producing a compelling photo is just plain frustrating.  Long ago I bought a Lensbaby, took a course from a guru, and just couldn’t get the hang of it.  Everything I produced looked like one big out of focus blob.  … Continue reading

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How to Photograph a Texture

Now that you’ve found those wonderful textures you’ll want to know how to capture the best possible image. Although, most of the principles of exposure and composition apply equally well to textures, here are some factors that you’ll want to … Continue reading

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Give in to Your Touchy-Feely Self

When I think of “touchy-feely” things, I always wind up thinking about textures.  Textures play a big role in photography.   Texture is a major compositional element that gives depth and detail to images.  Texture can be part of a larger … Continue reading

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Landscape Blues

All right then, we’ve learned about maximizing depth-of-field (dof) and sharpness in our images, and discovered that many strong dof images are landscapes or other images with a distinct foreground, mid-ground and background.  Now we want to take a look … Continue reading

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How to be Sharp

Picking up where we left off the other day in our search to shoot a photo that has strong depth-of-field (dof) throughout the image AND is tack sharp, we learned about how to maximize dof by using the 1/3-in rule, … Continue reading

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How to be Strong

Most people who think about an image with strong depth of field (dof) immediately picture landscapes.  Why, because a large number of landscape shots are taken to maximize the dof, that is, the photographer wants to ensure that most parts … Continue reading

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Reflections

Good day, good friends.  Reflections make excellent photographic subjects.  Sometimes, the reflection is included along with the subject; sometimes the reflection itself is the main subject of an image.  People photograph reflections in water, in windows, in chrome, in fact, … Continue reading

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Smoke Art

Sometimes you need to go off in strange and new directions to explore some creativity in your art.  Over the last couple of months I have experimented with “smoke art.”  What, do you ask, is smoke art???  Well, it’s capturing … Continue reading

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HDR and Orton Methods

Happy Thursday, all.  I captured this photo at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s during a workshop conducted by Joe Rossbach.  The workshop was focused on HDR photography, that is, high dynamic range photography, which involves shooting the exact same … Continue reading

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