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Fence and Gate | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fence and Gate | G Dan Mitchell Photography A gate in a fence along a trail, photographed on a neighborhood walk.Fence and Gate. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A gate in a fence along a trail, photographed on a neighborhood walk.As I have shared in the past, during the pandemic I have cut way back on longer photographic outings, which sadly means less time in places like the Sierra Nevada and similar. (I still go to…

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Stopping the snails and slugs – Fine Art Photography Article

Stopping the snails and slugs One thing that is driving me crazy about the garden is the snails and slugs and stopping them can seem impossible. Losing my seedlings I spend so much time getting the seeds growing and planting them, just to have them disappear overnight because of snails and slugs. They are driving me mad. When you start looking around on the internet there are so many different theories on how to get rid of them. Eggshells and…

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Winter Surf and Coastal Bluffs – Fine Art Photography Article

Winter Surf and Coastal Bluffs Winter surf rolls in beneath steep shoreline bluffs along the rugged Big Sur coast of California.Winter Surf and Coastal Bluffs. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Winter surf rolls in beneath steep shoreline bluffs along the rugged Big Sur coast of California.Although I have been down this section of California’s spectacular coast in the past few weeks, this photograph comes from a few years ago — in a very different time when…

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Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes | G Dan Mitchell Photography A quartet of sandhill cranes dances in foggy morning light.Morning Dance, Sandhill Cranes. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A quartet of sandhill cranes dances in foggy morning light.About a week ago I made my first visit of the season to areas of California’s Central Valley where I like to photograph migratory birds in the late autumn and winter. Many birds have already arrived, but a month or…

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Pacific Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Pacific Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography High clouds above the Pacific Ocean are harbingers of an approaching weather system.Pacific Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.High clouds above the Pacific Ocean are harbingers of an approaching weather system.Trips into the field to photograph have been difficult during the past few months. Aside from a fair amount of local photography — literally in the neighborhood — visits to more far-flung locations have been rare. I managed to get…

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Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Autumn Aspen Leaves Cluster. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of Eastern Sierra Nevada aspen leaves in full autumn color.Here is is — finally — the photograph that should be the final one from this year’s autumn aspen color in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Like several of the others, I made this one while wandering about…

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Beauty, Pain, and the Therapeutic Power of Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Beauty, Pain, and the Therapeutic Power of Photography Without thinking we find ways to distance ourselves from the discomforts and indignities of life, denying the horrors that befall strangers, downplaying those may touch our lives, for trauma is one of the most difficult tragedies to manage and heal when it befalls our lives. Though it surrounds us in countless forms, we seek ways to buffer its relentless effect, trying to mediate the toll it takes on our physical, psychological, and…

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A look back on the last 12 months – Fine Art Photography Article

A look back on the last 12 months It seemed appropriate for me this week to take a look back on the last 12 months and see how things have changed around here. What a year it has been Of course, we can’t start this without looking at the pandemic and how it has affected everyone. We have all been challenged by it in some way. Here in Melbourne, it feels like we have spent the last 10 or so…

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All About Albumen Prints – Shadows and Light – Fine Art Photography Article

All About Albumen Prints – Shadows and Light Albumen prints: a resource for students, photographers, and photo collectors In this blog post, I’ll talk about the history of albumen prints, then I’ll describe the appearance of albumen prints, then I’ll talk about the longevity of albumen prints, and finally I’ll publish a step-by-step process for making albumen paper, as described in 1860. My hope is this will be useful information for photographers interested in historic processes, and for photo collectors who…

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Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter | G Dan Mitchell Photography Winter surf below Sur Point and the Sur Point Lighthouse.Sur Point Lighthouse, Winter. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Winter surf below Sur Point and the Sur Point Lighthouse.As happens from time to time, I made a series of photographs of this subject on this winter day. One advantage of digital photography is that it is possible — and useful! — to make quite a few exposures of…

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How to Make an Albumen Print According to 1857 Directions – Fine Art Photography Article

How to Make an Albumen Print According to 1857 Directions Full text of ‘The Albumen Process,’ from The Liverpool and Manchester Photographic Journal, Vol. 1, 1857, p.17 Below is the full text taken verbatim from the The Liverpool and Manchester Photographic Journal, Vol. 1, 1857, p.17. I have no information about Mr. Cash or Mr. Leece. This was a paper read before a meeting of the Manchester Photographic Society on December 3, 1856. I have not tried the directions and…

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Autumn Trees and Morning Fog – Fine Art Photography Article

Autumn Trees and Morning Fog Autumn fog clears above wetland trees in California’s Great Central Valley.Autumn Trees and Morning Fog. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Autumn fog clears above wetland trees in California’s Great Central Valley.This past week I made my first trip of this fall and winter season to California’s Great Central Valley. During other times of the year I usually pass through this landscape on my way to some other place — to the…

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Let’s talk about toilet paper – Fine Art Photography Article

Let’s talk about toilet paper What, you don’t want to talk about toilet paper, but really I think it is important, so let’s do it. Look give me a couple of minutes. I know this is a strange conversation, but there is a reason for it. Remember that talk we had about how I was trying to do more for the environment and one of those things was reducing how much plastic I use. Well, the bathroom is one place…

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Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Aspen Leaves and Branches | G Dan Mitchell Photography A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.Aspen Leaves and Branches. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A cluster of colorful autumn leaves on the branches of an Eastern Sierra aspen tree.The fall color countdown continues with this (likely) second-to-last aspen color photograph from this year’s crop. To recap, this was a very strange year for California autumn aspen photography, with…

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9 Artist and Photographer website builders you should know – Fine Art Photography Article

9 Artist and Photographer website builders you should know From Cheryl Eng’s Artspan websiteThis year, the art world moved online, as everyone from The National Portrait Gallery to the Musée d’Orsay, The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Uffizi Gallery, offered virtual tours to people from around the globe. Meanwhile, individual photographers and artists of all genres took the time at home to revamp their business, open online stores, organize their archives, and re-edit their websites.  2020 reminded us of…

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Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Marin Hills Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.Marin Hills Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Pacific ocean fog drifts among forested ridges north of San Francisco.This is a reworking/rethinking of an older photograph from 2013. The previous interpretation was black and white — at that time I was shying away from cloudy, foggy images with a blue cast, but I’ve come to accept and like them…

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A fungi to be with (part 2) » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

A fungi to be with (part 2) » Gale Photography After my last blog post about fungi in Savernake Forest, I went back a week later and had another fungi-spotting wander with a friend.  We were walking back to our cars when my friend spotted this delicate little clump of Mycena fungi amongst the fallen beech leaves.  I immediately got my bin liner out again so I could lie on the ground and get the right viewpoint.  Flip out screens…

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Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.Mountains, Lake, Autumn Sky. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Luminous autumn atmosphere above California mountains and lake.While this may not seem like a typical “fall photograph,” that is how I’m describing it here. Allow me to explain. For decades I have been intrigued by autumn light — perhaps even longer than I’ve been attentive to fall foliage colors. Many years…

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Why grow your own fruit and vegetables – Fine Art Photography Article

Why grow your own fruit and vegetables The question of why grow your own fruit and vegetables is something I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Tomatoes just about ready to plantI’ve been watching a YouTube channel about a couple of Canadian guys. They are gay and married, not that the gay part should have anything to do with anyone but them. However, they are vegan and I find looking at what they cook for themselves interesting. Okay, I also…

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Twin Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Twin Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography Two autumn aspen leaves in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Twin Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Two autumn aspen leaves in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.Continuing the countdown to the end of this year’s batch of Eastern Sierra fall aspen color, here is another vertical format close-up of a pair of beautiful leaves, photographed in the soft light of a colorful grove still in the morning shadows of a nearby ridge.…

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13 Artists & Activists using Photography to Explore Body Image – Fine Art Photography Article

13 Artists & Activists using Photography to Explore Body Image Astra Marie. Body Paint/ Styling: Nneka Gigi / @nnekagigi. Photography: Zachary Bxllion / @zacharybxllionIn 2018, Astra Marie teamed up with the artist Nneka GiGi and creative director and editor Zachary Bxllion to create the portrait above. A few days after the shoot, she was waiting on the metro with a friend when she noticed an email pop up on her phone: the images were ready. “When I saw this one,…

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Backlit Aspen Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Backlit Aspen Leaves | G Dan Mitchell Photography Eastern Sierra autumn aspen leaves against a splash of background color.Backlit Aspen Leaves. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Eastern Sierra autumn aspen leaves against a splash of background color.At this point I now appear to be down to just four more of my 2020 autumn aspen color photographs from the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and all of them are up-close photographs of just a few leaves like this one.…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography So here we are in autumn. It’s Lockdown 2.0, and I’m back to photographing leaves. Only this time I started before lockdown. Back in the spring (AKA Lockdown 1.0) I started a project photographing leaf portraits, and having been really pleased with the results I had to add the companion piece for autumn. Like my animal portraits, I’ve shot the seasons in opposing styles, using high-key for spring, and low-key for autumn. This…

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Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Yellow and Orange | G Dan Mitchell Photography A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.Yellow and Orange. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A river of orange and yellow autumn aspen trees flows down to the shoreline of a Sierra Nevada lake.This will be (I’m virtually certain!) the final photograph of the larger landscape of 2020 from this Eastern Sierra Nevada location in the Inyo…

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Getting out in the garden – Fine Art Photography Article

Getting out in the garden Summer is coming fast and I’m getting out in the garden as much as I can before it is too hot. Once the hot weather hits it will hard being out there. Because of that, I have done a quick video for you. Touring the garden I’ve been getting out there as much as I can and trying to get stuff done before the heat gets here. If I am being honest, I’ve been a…

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Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 1 – Fine Art Photography Article

Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 1 APG is pleased to say the podcast interview with executive director, Judith Pishnery, “Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 1”, with Donna Garcia & Darnell Wilburn of Modern Art & Culture is now live.Judith spoke with the team at MA+C a few weeks ago and discussed her background, APG’s history and best business practices for fine artists. This episode is for the aspiring, emerging, or curious commercial photographer who’s had more than a passing interest…

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San Pablo Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

San Pablo Bay | G Dan Mitchell Photography Old pilings in tidal flats along the edge of San Pablo Bay.San Pablo Bay. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Old pilings in tidal flats along the edge of San Pablo Bay.This photograph comes from a wonderful visit to a spot along the shoreline of San Pablo Bay, which is essentially a lobe of San Francisco Bay. While the entire Bay Area, especially those areas that are right along…

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NEW DAWN Imagines A Speculative Future Of Nature, Art And Technology In The Year 2070 – Fine Art Photography Article

NEW DAWN Imagines A Speculative Future Of Nature, Art And Technology In The Year 2070 The project explores the visual and creative potential of a speculative organic future. In the digital showroom, art, graphic design, CGI animation, dance, and sound design converge to enable new object-related visual experiences, centered around one object: the glove. The space’s architecture was developed by Adrian Bolog, with exhibition design and curatorial narrative by Maximilian Mauracher. Alongside 17 other 3D studios and artists, IGNANT production…

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Shoreline Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Shoreline Aspens, Autumn | G Dan Mitchell Photography Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.Shoreline Aspens, Autumn. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Colorful autumn aspen trees line the shore of an Eastern Sierra lake reflecting high peaks in morning light.As I worked my way through what is actually a rather small collection of aspen color photographs I made this season I kept thinking that I…

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