Inside the Photo I bet I crop 90% of my photos in post editing. Sometimes it is minor, to remove a distracting element on a margin, but often, I feel like I can make a less interesting photo more so by using the crop tool to isolate detail or just frame ...

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Inside the Photo There are times when I am in a place, in a space, when my gut instinct says, “there is an interesting photo here” even if I do not know exactly what it is. Usually it is vivid or interesting light, as was partly the case here, This photo is ...

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Inside the Photo Maybe the best photographic advice I came across (forgetting the source) is to “Look for the light”. At first, this might seem the textbook kind of suggestion of always having the light come from behind. But this is different. Look for interesting light. This means looking for both the ...

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Inside the Photo If you see my flickr stream you will find a lot of flower photos. In some ways there are not too many things you can do to change up the standard shot. In lieu of having a macro lens, I have an approach for these extreme closeups– for ...

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Inside the Photo Springtime at home means a steady stream of macro sots of flowers, and I am rarely disappointed to find a new way to photograph something I have done before. A key of course is a sharp lens, I doubt you get real crisp shots with a zoom lens. ...

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Inside the Photo Sometimes I do not get what I intended in a photograph, and end up trashing them. In this case, I got something different, but better. This was a series where I was attempting to get a panning photo of something in motion, where you use a relatively slow ...

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This week in ds106, my class starts a week of looking at visual storytelling, primarily in working with their own photographs. For me, this is some of my favorite stuff since I love taking photos. I'd like them all to get better at taking interesting photos, moving from snapshot mentality ...

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cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Stuart`Dootson I remain a big fan of compfight as my favorite tool for finding creative commons licensed photos from flickr. Just tonight I noticed the interface is updated- previously, clicking one of the small icon results launched the photo ...

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You may not be aware of it, but your digital photos have more in them than colored pixels, modern cameras, mobile phones attach extra information that travels with the photo. This came up with discovery because a commenter on my site about returning a found camera asked about finding her ...

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I'm sure someone who knows more about HDR or High Dynamic Range will shoot my stuff down, but I ran a fun photo experiment today (FWIW probably the best HDR tutorial is from Stuck in Customs). Basically it is a way to enhance photos that have a rane of dark and ...

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