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Photography as a part of your life – End of the Day for September 1, 2014

September 1st, 2014 Comments off

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I was taling with a friend on Facebook today about the photographs I take a share here and on my social media accounts. Photography is interesting to me, as it I don’t see it as something I go out an “do”, but much more as a part of my life like eating, working or breathing. I have always been someone who took pictures of whatever caught my eye, no matter where I might be. I love taking photos when I travel to exotic places, but I also take many photos just walking through my neighborhood. I photography flowers, sky, water, rain, trees, streets, graffiti anything that makes me stop and notice, even for just a second. 

Years ago someone told me — and I can’t remember who — a few rules about photography. The first one was to carry a camera wherever you go. In the past, this used to be a burden, but now most of us carry a better than average camera wherever we go. Our smartphones can be amazing cameras under the right conditions and they are always with us, so why not use them to capture the world around you. Sure, you can use them for productive tasks like remembering prices, locations, what have you, but why not use them to make a little art, too.

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Next, and I think the most important rule of any photography, is get close. Getting close to your subject — whether a flower, bug, plant, tree or person — gives a drama and power to any photograph and allows you to focus on what you find most important or most interesting part of your subject. Apply this rule regularly and you will find people start commenting on your photos more than ever before.

Finally, simply take more photos overall. The next time something catches you eye — take a picture. In fact, take a lot of pictures and then pick your favorite ones to share online/ Too often we simply don’t take the time (and a small amount of time, at that) to snap a picture. It often happens that these pictures are the best you take. There is something special about being “in the moment” and not having to think about these rules or any other rules. These pictures turn out so well because you are working on instinct and not getting bound up in all the things others think you MUST do to make a great photo. Sure, careful planning and execution can result in amazing photos, but sometimes turning off our brain — and all our creative insecurities — can result in great photos, too.

Carry your camera wherever you go — AND USE IT! This is the first step into taking some amazing photos of your own.

You can find over 11, 000 of my photos on my Flickr account. These include arty shots, travel photos, event photos and more. You’ll see by my example that nearly anything is a possible subject for a photo.

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Photo: Sunflower via #waterlogue app

September 1st, 2014 Comments off

Photo: Sunflower via #instagram and #waterlogue app

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Photo: Darts via #instagram

August 31st, 2014 Comments off

Photo: Darts via #instagram

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Noted: Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations via Digital Photography School

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations via Digital Photography School

Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations via Digital Photography School

Photography has been around since the early 1820’s. Of course, back then the technology of “picture taking” was not accessible to the common person. But have things ever changed! With the availability of digital cameras ever present, even in our cell phones, take a moment to consider these facts. Every two minutes today there are as many photos taken as were taken in the entire 19th century (1800s), and ten percent of all the photos ever taken were snapped within the last twelve months!

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Noted: Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level via TUAW

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level via TUAW

Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level via TUAW

Lorenz Holder is a professional photographer and part of the Cooperative of Photography, a community-focused online photography magazine. The goal of the Cooperative is to recognize and promote exceptional visions within the photography community as well as support developing photographers. Holder and COOPH have just released a new video showcasing seven photography tricks for the basic iPhone 5s camera.

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Noted: 10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

A Post By: Christina Peters

Have you ever tried shooting food? If you have, then you know how hard this can be. There are so many things you have to think about while making sure your food looks as fresh as it can be at the same time. Here is a beginner’s guide to help you get the food shots you’ve always wanted.

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Photo: Morning Window

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Morning Window

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Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

Here is the 2014 batch bottled and ready for a little imbibing. It will continue to get better as it sits in the bottle, so no need to drink it all up quickly. (SMILE) Place a bottle, and glass, if possible, in the freezer and serve it ice cold after a good meal. Limoncello is meant to be sipped slowly, with friends, as the closer to any great evening.

Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

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The recipe I used comes from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar and is also found in their new cookbook, Extra Virgin.

Here is a direct link from their web site, where I first found it.

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Photo: Coffee Shop Abstract via #instagram

August 23rd, 2014 Comments off

Photo: Coffee Shop Abstract via #instagram

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Noted: How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

August 17th, 2014 Comments off

How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

Many of us live in cities nowadays, in fact almost 80% of the world’s population lives in, or near, a large city. While it is fantastic to be out in nature, photographing the remote seascape scenes or the snow capped mountains, that is not possible for most photographers, everyday. That might mean that you don’t photograph for weeks at a time. As you probably know by now, to make big improvements in your photography you need to practice, practice, and practice some more.

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