Terry Gipson

Creating Photographic Art Has Never Been Easier.

A Point Of View After reflecting on the events at a recent conference I attended, I became aware again of the growing ability to process images quickly.  Adding artificial intelligence-derived elements to one’s images is easily done with selecting and dragging. Copying...

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Photographing Wildlife in Bosque del Apache, NM

There are wildlife migrations in almost every corner of the world. Inevitably, migrations result from the need for herds, flocks, fish and other wildlife concentrations to follow shifting seasonal weather patterns that affect food supply and breeding. Even among insects, there is...

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

Photographing Maine

If the contiguous United States were a blueberry scone, Maine would be a crumb on the top right corner, just barely clinging on, begging you to sample it when no one is looking. And, in fact, that experience is analogous to photographing...

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Balancing splashes of bold red with relatively larger areas of neutral browns and greys. Patagonia.

Finding Balance In Your Composition

First, let’s get things straight.  Composition is the backbone of photography and is, in my opinion, the most important photographic element in creating amazing and potentially award-winning images. Second, there are 10 key ingredients to mastering composition.  That’s right, 10.  And balance...

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Hans Strand

The Making Of The Book Island

  The images in this book are a mix of photographs taken from ground level and from the air. I have crisscrossed the interior of the country thousands of kilometers in 4×4 jeeps. This to get off the beaten track of tourism...

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Reduction can be created with a panning technique, which effectively blurs the background so the viewer can concentrate on the subject. Reduction can be used effectively in many different ways. All photographs

The Reduction Method In Landscape Photography

If you think about how we ‘make a photograph’ and then compare it with painting or drawing, you soon realize that the two disciplines are diametrically opposed in their construction and method of expression.  With painting or drawing, you start with an...

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Food Photography Tricks

There is no shortage of tricks for food photography on the internet. You can watch someone screw a pizza to a cutting board or learn about unicorn cheese. But if you are looking for practical advice on how to improve the quality...

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Figure 5 Wild and Sassy L.A. Lewin

Creating A Sense Of Space In Your Compositions

Outdoor Portraiture  In recent months while attending several online and in the classroom photography critique sessions, it occurred to me how many of the participants suggested cropping photos – moving in closer, as it were – as a fix for the photograph...

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