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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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Robert Koch


Making It Black and White

Imagine you are driving through a country you have never been to. You are overwhelmed by high mountains, varied landscapes, lakes. But the density of civilization brings your feelings back to the ordinary and grounds you again. Otherwise, you have to climb...

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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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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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The Alabama Hills What You May Not Know

As photographers, we travel all over the world to famous and not so famous locations. One interesting location I have been to on multiple occasions is The Alabama Hills, California.  Yes, in California!  The Alabama Hills, in the Owens Valley, is about...

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