Get Odd To Make Your Composition Sing

  There are a lot of rules in photography. I am partial to the red rule. And, of course, there is the rule of thirds. There is an unwritten rule of odds. Odds work. Look for them in your photography and in magazines and webpages to see them appear over and over! So why odd? Well, let’s talk threes. Do you know the rule of three? It’s a second cousin to the rule of thirds (and...
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Editing Quick Quiz | How’d I Edit This?

Are you ready to try a quick quiz again! Last month was a stunning success for a few of you! And, well, a challenge for a lot of you too! This month we are using one of my favorite photos! When I discover a silhouette opportunity I cannot pass it up! When my son and his dear friend stepped in front of this exhibit of tiny jelly fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I knew exactly what I wanted to...
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What Is Hyperfocal Distance and Why Does It Matter?

  The more you learn about photography, the more you discover there is to learn. I spend most of my time with people and food in front of my camera and not so much time photographing landscapes and outdoor scenery. But, heck, we all find ourselves outside from time to time! When Michele asked me to write a post about hyper-focal distance, my first reaction was to say, nope. I don’t...
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What’s This Histogram Thing?

Did you know that your camera holds many secrets? Unlock those secrets and you can take greater creative control of your camera. The histogram is one of the big secrets your camera can show you every time you shoot an image! Now, if you could just make sense of what it all means, right?! So, let me make it simple. Almost too simple.   What Is The Histogram? The histogram shows the...
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Work The Angles To Create Photos You Love

Do you see other people’s photos and wonder how they can be so creative? Are you frustrated because what you see IS NOT what you photograph? You’ve got to work the shot. What does that mean anyway? Let me let you in on a photography secret, one I was reminded of while watching Scott Kelby’s Google+ Video. You can’t just stand there and shoot. You’ve got to do some...
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Playing With Perspective

  You can’t force creativity. Or can you? Forced perspective photography creates optical illusions that grab our attention and challenge our thinking. Through the clever use of angle and distance, we can make things appear smaller than they are, enlarge small things, and make your viewer wonder how you created your shot. This isn’t about clever use of Photoshop. This is all about clever use...
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Take A Quick Quiz! How’d She Edit It?

You may aim to always get your exposure correct in camera, but let’s face it, you don’t always hit that mark. You don’t have to throw underexposed images out though. With a quick edit they can be saved. Creative Team Manager Kelly Buss started with this image of the California Coastline. I can’t blame her for loving it! It’s a unique perspective (especially if you...
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How Many Ways Can We Bare Our Souls?

365. Every day. CaptureYour365 is about taking a photo every day . It is about documenting your life. You can follow the prompts and create beautiful photos of the things you encounter. You can create stylish scenes. But 365 days is a lot of days. It’s a lot of life. It’s a lot of ups and downs, good and bad, hard and easy. It’s a lot. And let’s just get real. Some of...
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