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Christmas Open House At My Gallery

My Gallery and Studio Is Open Debra and I will be at our Gallery / Studio this Friday night with a collection of affordable photographs for sale.  Debra has a number of her paintings also available.  This is a fun time to...

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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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Funny Peculiar

‘What do you mean, funny? Funny peculiar or funny ha-ha? Ian Hay, The housemaster, 1936 I wonder whether we make our photography too stressful; lugging half a ton of kit up a mountain, agonising about our choice of cameras, lenses, filters and...

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Three Guys Talking About Photography

There is nothing better than getting a few of your friends together to take pictures and talk about photography. This is a video with Drew Altdoerffer and Lau Norgaard, both of Phase One, having a discussion with me about photography today. We...

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Figure 3:  Gamma level histograms with logarithmic vertical axis.

A Better Histogram

The photo-histogram is probably the most ubiquitous exposure tool in digital photography; that is, short light metering itself.  It has been with us more than 25 years, and it hasn’t changed much.  The histograms we are familiar with are calculated from transformed...

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