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Target Small Areas

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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I have a great time finding artistic images from old cars. Most photographers will shoot a whole front end of a car, but I’m looking for interesting lines and designs in smaller areas. Just including half of a headlight and parts of the grill rather then documenting the whole subjects. In this images I like the chrome lines of the grill added with the round lines of the headlight. I like all to be in focus so I use my higher f/stops at f/22 to make sure I have full depth of field. To get this dark dramatic lighting, I used the Solarization filter in Nik Software.

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Check out how much my “Tiny Landscapes” soft cover book is selling for on Amazon.  These book dealers must think I’m something special. LOL. You might need to take out a loan to buy a copy.

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If you come to any of the photo conferences I speak at, I’ll get you a copy for only twenty bucks. ;)

I Shoot Inside The Box

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

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If you have ever taken a photo workshop or read a blog from a photo instructor, you may have heard them talk about the rules of composition. They will teach that you should learn the rules first, but then as you become a better photographer you can start breaking some rules and shoot outside of the box.

When I set up my compositions, I generally compose inside of the box using all the rules I can.

Why do I do this?

Because the rules work.

The rules have stood the test of time and are still in place.

I don’t want to mess with a good recipe, and it’s worked fine for me so far.

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Connecticut Valley Camera Club

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday evening I was in Deep River, CT to speak at the Connecticut Valley Camera Club.  It was a great group and enjoyed hanging out with the members, and I would like to thank them for having me speak.  In the afternoon I went out to a beach in Old Saybrook and found a few shots.  Nothing great but wanted to share these few.

Birch Bark on Sand.  Gave this one a dreamy look in Topaz Impression.

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Found a wooden structure that had some weather wood patterns, This is the Midnight filter in Nik Software’s Color Efex, and also a dreamy look.

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Another interesting shot with some standard processing, nothing fancy this time.

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Modeling Frogs

Posted: October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Tom and Lisa Cuchara are frog people.  They have about 100 of them.  A few of the frogs attended the Macro Photo Conference last weekend and modeled for the participant. I got a few quick shots with my point and shoot.  They will be back again next year for the 2015 Macro Photo Conference.

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I would like to thank all those who attended the 1st annual Macro Photo Conference sponsored by Tamron and Hunt’s Photo.  We had an awesome group of macro photographers. The conference drew photographers from 16 different states and sold out in 20 days last January.  I would also like to thank Tony Sweet, John Barclay, David Akoubian, Kathleen Clemons, Lou Nettelhorst, Lisa and Tom Cuchara, Hazel Meridith, Kim Ritzema-Mettler, Linda Szabo, Gerri Jones, for speaking and instructing.  The programs were excellent.  A special thanks to Gary Farber of Hunt’s Photo for setting up an amazing line of photo products for purchase, and also for donating lots of door prizes.  Everyone had a great time, and I saw lots of great images being produced.  I will be starting to plan the 2nd annual Macro Conference for 2015. It looks like it will be held in the same location about the same time of year.

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People lined up at the Hunt’s Photo tables to see the latest photo products.

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