Texture, 6 Refreshing Ideas

Still Life I have just recently starting to update and present my still life photos. Below is one I took for a class, of oranges. For this photo I took a texture from a collection I bought called Mystical Lights I put the texture on top, adjusted the opacity...

3 Superb Custom Sky Programs

Adding A Custom Sky Will Change An Okay Photogrpah Into A Superb Photograph For years I would enhance my photos by changing the sky, in Photoshop or Gimp.As part of that process, however, I needed to bring the sky tones/colors into the landscape itself, and, perhaps, additionally re adjust...

3 Sensational Ideas For Landscape Photography

There Are Many Ideas, Sensational Or Not.  Here Are 3 Of Mine. I am by no means a landscape genius.  Over time I have developed a few ideas that allow me to get the most out of my photographs. Those ideas are: Shooting HDR (high dynamic range) is often...

4 Creative Photography Ideas

Simple Alluring Post Processing Creative Photography Creative is what YOU call creative, not what someone else does. Your result could be a simple change,  something utterly strange or merely alluring. You may have seen my previous post  5 Intriquing Creative  In Camera Photography Ideas – With Detailed Photos. In...

The Good, The Bad & The Spoiler x 5

Or – the Joys (Good),  Frustrations (Bad) & Bumps (Spoiler) You Encounter As A Photographer I usually carefully plan my photo shoots, be it a NYC Street Life walk, a casual hike or a set of vacation photos. Sometimes, however,  things go bump in the night.  Below are five...

12 Candid Photographs- A Single Expression

How I Take Candid Photographs I do take lots of candid photos of people, no posing, no smiling for the camera. I like to catch people in whatever mood they are in at the moment. I do not, necessarily, care if I include facial expression, though that is a...

HDR 101 Such An Incredible Idea

Incredible  HDR When to shoot for HDR: When you are shooting – mostly landscape – and you have significant or extreme lighting differences between the foreground, middle ground and background.  If you are like me, however, almost always when shooting landscape. The technical explanation: High-dynamic-range imaging is a high...

Effortless B&W With 2 or 4 Color Photography

B&W, 2 Color Conversions Can Be Effortless Well, maybe not completely effortless, but if its not worth the effort . . . I know many of my peers are into B&W photography.  While I do some,  it never really drove my interest.  I much prefer the challenge of two...

Let There Be Light, When The Light Isn’t Right

Sometimes The Light Isn’t Right For the majority of my life I lived in NYC metro area and for the times I now visit,  if I was not going to the theater, I carried my camera. A city is a wonderful place to collect photos, and I have several...