Composition Techniques – Framing

Thoughts on Framing As a Composition Technique . Lots of example images Maybe a few will give you some ideas ________________________________________________________ Here are some thoughts on the use of framing as a composition technique. (Click on images to enlarge.) 12mm lens about 8 inches from Darling’s (her name) nose 1. Framing provides several benefits including: … Read more

Composition Techniques – Framing

Yesterday’s post – “…. more than just a subject” Mentioned framing Today we have a post from the blog’s early days An in-depth illustration of framing from April 2010 . _____ Here is that old post _____ Here are some thoughts on the use of framing as a composition technique. (Click on images to enlarge.) … Read more

The many faces of HDR

A good HDR program Should be able to produce realistic results They all can produce the Grungy look that many prefer Better days are coming for us “realists” More or less Natural Straight out of a comic book ________________________________________________________ Exposure brackets for the above. Click to enlarge. 2-stop intervals from +5 to -5 ________________________________________________________ A … Read more

Composition – Sometimes Less is More

When it comes to Composition Photography is harder than painting Painters start with a blank canvas They get to choose what to include Photographers start with visual chaos They must decide what is needed AND More importantly – How to dispose of the rest Often (most of the time) Less is More ________________________________________________________ Click – … Read more

It was a day made for infrared

Infrared builds on sky, clouds, water & foliage Each of those elements is part of the IR magic Today was a perfect day for infrared With puffy cumulus clouds & a bright blue sky Here’s an IR image with every element present ________________________________________________________ Click to enlarge Pondering the Pond Five minutes from my front door … Read more

That was then – October 2004

Starting in May 2004 I took & posted a Photo-a-Day (PAD) for over 5 years These daily shoots are how I learned photography This is the 6th in a 60+ image series showing – The Viewers’ Favorite (most views) for each month ________________________________________________________ Viewers’ Favorite for October 2004 Above the Clouds Above – as posted … Read more

Photography? Phonography??

Camera Phones, I’ve finally succumbed – About a month ago I traded in my dumb phone for a smart one – with an 8 MP camera Decided to try it today While walking the dog ________________________________________________________ A Lily Phone-Photo ________________________________________________________ As captured and after a little touch up. ________________________________________________________ I can see that a camera … Read more

Leading Lines – Implied

The use of leading lines in composition is well understood They move the viewer’s eye Into and through an image But a line needn’t be obvious & overt; it can be implied ________________________________________________________ Memorial Day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Just walking around Seeing what I could see ________________________________________________________ Each year on Memorial Day the Meadowlark … Read more

That was then – September 2004

Starting in May 2004 I took & posted a Photo-a-Day (PAD) for over 5 years These daily shoots are how I learned photography This is the 5th in a 60+ image series showing – The Viewers’ Favorite (most views) for each month ________________________________________________________ Viewers’ Favorite for September 2004 Engineering Marvel And below – as I … Read more

Presets – Stop Reinventing the Wheel

Presets, the ability to save a set of post-processing steps are a great time saver Presets are a feature of Nik Software products and allow you to avoid reinventing the wheel ________________________________________________________ Water Drops & Coral Bells Made in under 10-seconds using a pre-set ________________________________________________________ Each of Nik Software’s three main products, Color/Silver/HDR Efex Pro … Read more