Candlelight - The Basics

January 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Candlelight illuminates subjects in such a romantic way. When used for portraits it can produce both amazing shadows and soft skin textures. If light sources were dances, candlelight would be the tango. The light that dances with our souls and fills us with love. Some cameras work very well at low light and you can shoot using just a single cand...
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Light Painting - The Basics

January 07, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Intensity, Direction, and Color, the understanding of light starts with these three principles. Intensity is how bright the light appears. Direction is just that, in what direction is the light traveling. Color, we don’t always think of light as having color but look at how “white” Christmas lights are packaged as “cool” or “warm”. Even white has...
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2022 - The Year of Light and Love

January 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The topic of light is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. On the surface it seems very basic, but it is only as you explore the topic do you see how much variation light brings to photography. Take “natural light”. It can be harsh, diffused, bounced, reflected, open shade, end of day, back lighting and more. You can create starbursts, glares, f...
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Photography and Framework

April 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
What is the first thing you see when you look at a photograph? What is your framework for the experience of photography as art? Do you read it? Do you critique it? Do you think "I could have shot that."? One of the things I've found inherently wrong with the critique and competition culture is that it taught me to view a photograph with these que...
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5 Things You Should Know about Social Media Engagement

August 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
1) Algorithms can't read, but they are set to look at word counts. They give priority to comments of 5 words or more. Let's be vibrant, thoughtful, engaging and kind with our comments. WHY? Vibrant accounts can bring in unexpected opportunities for all of our members! 2) Interaction with people is associated with a greater sense of well-being, whi...
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