Archive for April, 2011

Developing a Photographic Project

Developing a Photographic Project

Having a photographic project is a great way to improve your photography. Working on something long-term will teach you many things about your current strengths and weaknesses as a photographer. Why?

(Belated) March 2011 Flickr Group Critique

(Belated) March 2011 Flickr Group Critique

I’m horribly late with my Flickr group critique post for March due to some pressing family business, but here it is at last. As we do each month, we’ll look at some images from The Discerning Photographer’s Flickr group, I’ll let you know what I like/don’t like about the images and hopefully, inspire you to join in the discussion!

Dawn’s First Light

Dawn’s First Light

One of my favorite times to shoot is before, during and right after dawn. It’s a time of subtle, muted tonalities, long shutter speeds and frequently eerie quiet. And the images produced can have a magic, quiet quality as well…

Of Memory, Bone & Myth 2011 Show Opens

Of Memory, Bone & Myth 2011 Show Opens

I stated back in January in my photographic New Year’s resolutions that I planned to enter at least a half dozen juried photography exhibitions this year…well, exciting news! I have two prints in the ‘Of Memory, Bone & Myth’ show that just opened…

Photoshop Basics: Dodge & Burn, Part II

Photoshop Basics: Dodge & Burn, Part II

This second, newer method is a way to burn and dodge that’s become available in the newer versions of Photoshop now on the market. It involves creating a layer to do the burning and dodging upon, thus leaving the original image information untouched…