Take A Quick Editing Quiz | How Did Connie Edit This?

It’s time for another quiz! If you missed last month’s or the month before that, go give them a try too. This is all about helping you see detail and up your editing game! Ready? Here is Connie’s image straight out of camera. It’s beautiful isn’t it? I’d be tempted to leave it as is, but where is the fun in that?!     And now…the edited image!...
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The Week In The Life Treasure I Found On My Hard Drive

Do you ever go thumbing through the items on your hard drive and discover EXACTLY what you weren’t looking for? Yep. Me too. Last month while looking for some boring document for work, I discovered a folder named WeekInTheLife. When I opened it I discovered a hidden gem of six scrapbook pages. Six pages I’d completely forgotten about it.     I’m accustomed to finding...
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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┬ácousin 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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