Close Up Photography Through Cropping

Decades ago,  in the days of film and prints,   I owned a macro lens. Today, I practice Digital Close Up Photography Or, close up photography through cropping. While I still have a few legacy close up shots that I scanned from old prints,  and a few I still shoot...

4 Sports Photo Shoot Tips

This website has  nice photo galleries of beaches and bicycling.   When I offered to create a gallery for one of my pickleball groups it quickly became apparent, that, unlike beaches and bicycling galleries, I would not have multiple locations,  different times of day, or a whole lot variety.  I...

Minimal Black Photography 5 Examples

Desaturate Green, Blue, Aqua and Purple Less saturate Red, Yellow and Orange Try to figure out what to do with Magenta Or reverse the above This all  leads to my experimentations with Minimal Black Photography I actually discovered this by accident, just browsing photos on the internet. I also...

9 High Photo Scores From Local Camera Club

The Challenge To Get High Photo Scores Is Just What Is Needed To Improve Your Skill Set For many years, most of what I shot was landscapes.   For the last seven years or so, I decided to broaden my horizons.  While I still place my feelings about a photo...

My Photographic Endeavors

My photographic endeavors do not rise to the level of professionals or self appointed photography pro. My car, and even my bicycle,  cost more than my camera and lenses. I am reasonably patient when taking photographs, but will rarely wait an hour for the perfect shot. I can use...

30 Second Photo Shoot Perfection

A Blah Series Of Photos Until The End Of The Walk, Terminating,  In The Last 30 Seconds In Photo Shoot Perfection After a lovely walk in the San Joaquin  Audubon in Irvine California, with a series of okay, but not so great photos, we encountered a Great Blue Heron...

Creative Beach Photos, 5 Examples

I take a lot of photos at beaches. Some a really great. Most are just nice. So, I wondered what would happen if I re worked a couple of dozen to get some more creative beach photos, post processing. I came up with some interesting variations. Creative Beach Photos...

A Distinctive Viewpoint

For me any photographing of inanimate objects, comes under the general heading of still life, though, technically, that is somewhat expansive.  To keep it honest, however, I will just call it a distinctive viewpoint. If you are a landscape photographer you could think of these photos as inanimate landscape....

Texture, 6 Refreshing Ideas

Adding Texture To My Photos I have just recently starting to update some of my photos to give them a little pop with textures. 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...

3 Superb Custom Sky Programs

Adding One Or More Custom Sky Programs To Your Photo Editing Tools Will Change An Okay Photograph 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...