Nature to the Rescue
by F.M. Kearney | August 24, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyI’ve always viewed myself as a “traditionalist.” I’ve never really strayed too far away from the boundaries of straight photography. It’s not that I have anything against digital manipulations, it’s just that I’m not an expert at it. I consider my Photoshop skills to be intermediat...

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Are You Image Driven or Subject Driven?
by Nikhil Bahl | November 3, 2015

Copyright Nikhil BahlWhen I began shooting RAW files, the processing tools available were somewhat rudimentary. I labored with the early Adobe Camera RAW converter to process my files (Lightroom didn’t exist then), but often felt I could not get the final images to look exactly the way I envisioned them. Part...

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RAW Perfection – Get in the Zone!
by Greg Basco | July 31, 2015

Copyright Greg BascoThose of you who follow my blog and/or have traveled with me on a photo tour here in Costa Rica know that I strive to capture the best RAW file possible and that I consider only a perfect (or near perfect!) RAW file to be a full success in my own photography. I don’t pretend that every photogr...

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The Rosette Nebula
by Chris White | March 16, 2015

Although I’m not an astrophotography expert, I recently posted this image under the landscapes image forum on NatureScapes.Net and was asked to describe how the image was created. As I sat down to write, I realized a little more depth on my experience would best convey how I stumbled through...

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Avoiding Black Backgrounds for Macro Photography
by Greg Basco | October 2, 2014

Using black backgrounds is a divisive issue in nature photography; people tend either to love them or hate them. I’m more selective. I quite like black backgrounds for nocturnal animals as they give a totally natural look. I’ve had people tell me, for instance, that they prefer red-eyed tree...

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Creating Photo Art – Part II
by Ashim Dey | August 11, 2014

“The appearance of photography with its dissolved compositional center and melted boundaries between the subject and the background contributed a lot to the new aesthetic vision. Photography taught painters to praise an ‘accidental’ natural look of the artworks.”

“The impressionist p...

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Creating Photo Art – Part I
by Ashim Dey | July 7, 2014

For the purpose of this article we will consider photo art as anything that has a digital photograph as its base and is created purely using software on a computer and doesn’t involve any paintings with physical objects. The photo art can then be printed on canvas or paper of the artist’s ch...

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Compose or Crop?
by Nikhil Bahl | January 29, 2014

Composition is an essential aspect of a good photograph. It’s our choice as photographers as to how the elements will be arranged in a photograph. It’s no wonder we take time to setup a photograph, making several technical and creative decisions along the way. However, there is always the op...

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Is Accuracy Important?
by Tim Grey | June 27, 2012

I think many photographers can appreciate a loose definition of “accuracy.” To be sure, there are plenty of photographers who aim to render a photograph as a completely accurate representation of what was before the lens. But many (including myself) enjoy adding a subtle embellishmen...

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Get Creative with Textures
by Deborah Sandidge | April 23, 2012

Do you want to create a fine art look with your photograph by simply applying a texture? A texture layer addition can increase the depth, dimension, and drama of a photograph. It is one of the easiest ways to create a more expressive image. A texture layer can be anything you wish, from painterl...

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Missing Photo Mystery
by Tim Grey | April 3, 2012

One of the things I enjoy about publishing my daily Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter is that it often leads to something of a conversation among different readers. One question and it’s answer will trigger a question from another reader, and sometimes that question in turn leads to another quest...

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