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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography An email drops into my inbox, from a company that used to run a photography competition, to tell me about the exciting new competition they’re now launching! To be honest, my heart sinks. It just feels cynical at this point. The addition of each new competition slowly degrades the prestige of those already in existence, in a race to the bottom. And lets face it, half the photographers on social media now feature…

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How to Create a Timeslice in 3 Easy Steps – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

How to Create a Timeslice in 3 Easy Steps – Timelapse Travels Timeslices are one of my favorite things to do with my timelapse photos. It’s one of the reasons I recommend to always shoot RAW photos and never video for timelapses. They can create a dynamic effect and gradient of colors. Here is how to easily create timeslices with your timelapse photos. Step 1: Shoot timelapse photos Typically for a nice timeslice you need to be at the location…

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A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws – Fine Art Photography Article

A Visit to Cave-in-Rock: Notorious Lair of River Pirates and Outlaws Cave-in-Rock, Illinois was once home to pirate gangs, highwaymen, counterfeiters, and the Harpe Brothers — America’s first serial killers In the video below, we walk around and into the Cave-In-Rock. We also walk onto the bluffs above, where the notorious Harpe Brothers stripped their victims naked and pushed them over the edge of the bluffs. Scroll down for more history of this fascinating place. Watch: Visit to and inside…

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brave the storm – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

brave the storm – Monochromia today, 10 years ago Ten years ago I was on Helgoland for the first time. It’s an island located in the North Sea, quite remote. It takes about 2 hours to sail with the ferry to reach the island. I took this image on the last day of our stay. The next day the ferry has brought us back to the mainland. You can see, a past storm cracked the thick wall of the harbor.…

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Finally getting out to take some photos – Fine Art Photography Article

Finally getting out to take some photos It really has been strange this last year, but finally getting out to take some photos was so good. First time in over a year. Last Tuesday my friend Chris and I went to Point Lonsdale. Coronavirus made it hard to get out With Coronvirus going out to take photos has been really hard. We spent 4 to 5 months in lockdown last year, but now we are being allowed to move around…

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How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? – Fine Art Photography Article

How Dangerous are America’s National Parks? New study by Outforia lists the U.S. most dangerous national parks Stats and infographics in this post are used with permission. See the full Outforia report here. As a landscape photographer, I spend a lot of time in parks of all kinds, including national parks. I love a good hike in a beautiful place, but I’m not an extreme outdoorsman nor do I care to stand on a high precipice to capture a risky…

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Macro time-lapse and time-lapse | Time-Lapse Systems – Time Lapse Photography Article

Macro time-lapse and time-lapse | Time-Lapse Systems What is macro time-lapse and how is it different to regular time-lapse photography? We consider the subtle but important characteristics of this specific genre. What is macro time-lapse? Macro time-lapse is a technique within time-lapse photography that involves the camera taking photographs of objects with a ratio of 1:1 or larger. Simply explained, it is where small objects appear life-size or larger. Macro lenses allow for closer focusing distances than normal lenses, which…

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The Dean – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

The Dean – Monochromia   Dan Burkholder © Steven Willard Informal portrait of Dan Burkholder at a workshop on alternative photo processes before COVID forced him to move classes to the internet. Dan is a well known lecturer, teacher, author of several books on photography processes, and master printer. I have attended several of his workshops and enjoyed them all. I look forward to the time things return to normal and I can join him for another class. Olympus Pen-F…

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Saving One Shark at a Time – Underwater Photography Article

Saving One Shark at a Time A few years ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when some images came up of an oceanic whitetip shark that was slowly being strangled by one of those rubber regulator necklaces. The necklace was tightly constricting the shark’s gill area, making it difficult for the shark to process oxygen among other things. I thought the image was difficult to see, and felt sorry for the shark, but scrolled on by as there…

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Mountain Farm Museum – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Mountain Farm Museum – Monochromia Mountain Farm Museum: Stone Chimney & Shingle Roof CompositionThe Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, NC, is a unique collection of farm buildings assembled from locations throughout the area. Most of the structures were built in the late 19th century and were moved here in the 1950s. See more compositions from my Mountain Farm Museum Gallery. Cheers, C. S. Like this:Like Loading… Related January 14, 2021January 11, 2021 C.S. Young…

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What 2020 Taught Me About My Photography – Time Lapse Photography Article

What 2020 Taught Me About My Photography What 2020 Taught Me About My Photography and my favorite top 10 landscape photography images of the year. 2020…probably not the year any of us wanted. Certainly not an easy year for anyone. With the stress of this year came a creative burnout and the lack of motivation to take new images. As the year went on, I started craving to take photos again – this time focusing on the little details that…

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Video teaser for new Texas photographs by Keith Dotson – Fine Art Photography Article

Video teaser for new Texas photographs by Keith Dotson Join me for a 3-minute synopsis of my recent journey across the high deserts and mountains of far West Texas. The video includes a portfolio of some of my new photographs shot on the journey. New Texas photographs by fine art photographer Keith Dotson.See the new photographs and the entire Texas portfolio here: Texas Austin Houston San Antonio Rest of Texas (includes the new West Texas photographs) Selfie in the Monahans…

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Mirrors and Windows | Paul Politis – Black & White Photography Article

Mirrors and Windows | Paul Politis Behind the Eight Ball? (black and white photograph) by Paul Politis (2020) Behind the Eight Ball? by Paul Politis (2020)Recently, because of something I wrote to a friend, I’ve been thinking about John Szarkowski‘s idea of photographs as either windows or mirrors. It’s interesting to think of one’s own work and the work of others through this lens (no pun intended), keeping in mind, as Szarkowski was careful to note, that it’s not a…

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New Years Resolutions, or… – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

New Years Resolutions, or… – Monochromia I’ve never been a person that sets a New Years resolution. If I did I wouldn’t tell anyone. However 2020 has been a special year. Where, to be totally honest I haven’t taken many new pictures. I’ve concentrated more on other hobbies and getting fit after my second heart episode. My new camera, a Z6 is still a newfangled stranger to me. However I’m also lucky enough to own some other really great cameras…

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Vintage 1892 magazine ad for Bausch & Lomb Photography Lenses – Fine Art Photography Article

Vintage 1892 magazine ad for Bausch & Lomb Photography Lenses Just for fun, here’s an old print ad for photography lenses published in 1892 When this ad was published, the practice of photography was only about 66 years old. It’s been 129 years since the ad was published, so we are nearly twice as distant in time from the ad date than they were from the invention of photography. While everything has advanced so much, many things about this ad…

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Understanding Depth of Field in Drone Photos – Aerial Photography Article

Understanding Depth of Field in Drone Photos What is Depth of Field? Simply put, depth of field is used in photos to show that something is in front of something else, creating depth. In other words, it is the distance between the objects that are in focus in a photo. When taking a photo with a regular camera, all things that are the same distance away from the lens will appear in focus, and anything closer or farther away will…

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Abandoned Buildings in a Small Desert Town – Fine Art Photography Article

Abandoned Buildings in a Small Desert Town Desert Road Trip: First in a series of articles about my recent West Texas photo journey I made a recent sojourn to the desert and mountains of West Texas. This is the first report from that trip. I traveled with a list of things to see and a defined itinerary, but this was my first of many unexpected stops. I was drawn from the interstate by a siren song . . . actually,…

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Tower, Night Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Tower, Night Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography A tower against night sky at the historic Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.Tower, Night Sky. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A tower against night sky at the historic Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.This is not the first nor the only photograph I’ve made of this structure. It comes from the historic Mare Island Naval Ship Yard in the San Francisco Bay Area, the place where I did my…

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Reminder: Be sure to enjoy virtual photography events – Fine Art Photography Article

Reminder: Be sure to enjoy virtual photography events We will be back in photo galleries and museums soon, but don’t forget to enjoy the richness that virtual events can provide Sure, the arts have lost a lot during the pandemic, and while nothing can replace in-person visits to photo galleries and museums, virtual events can add much to the arts experience that we didn’t have before. For example, even though I can’t be in Sioux City to attend their wonderful…

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modern design to solve old problems – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

modern design to solve old problems – Monochromia This is also in Dresden. It’s the New Synagogue. This building was build in the same place, where the former synagogue stood, which was destroyed in 1939/1940. This new building is set up that way, that its orientation is in the direction towards Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the estate is not exactly in the right direction. So, the architect planned to build the building in layers and twist each layer a bit more, until…

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Doorway, Dark Street | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Doorway, Dark Street | G Dan Mitchell Photography Light from inside a darkened building escapes through a door, casing a pattern on a dark industrial street.Doorway, Dark Street. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Light from inside a darkened building escapes through a door, casing a pattern on a dark industrial street.This photograph comes from a San Francisco Bay Area location where I’ve been doing night photography for over 15 years. It is a place with striking…

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Capturing ice through time-lapse – part 2 – Time Lapse Photography Article

Capturing ice through time-lapse – part 2 We began the first part of our capturing ice through time-lapse blog by focussing on detailed time-lapse studies of ice melting. In part two we turn our attention to ice melting on a larger scale. In this blog, we have picked out a selection of time-lapse videos that show a more serious side to capturing the different states of water and ice for natural history, scientific and research purposes. Natural History Time-Lapse Natural…

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Podcast: About the Auction of 100-Plus Ansel Adams Photographs from the Arrington Collection – Fine Art Photography Article

Podcast: About the Auction of 100-Plus Ansel Adams Photographs from the Arrington Collection Ansel Adams super-fan and wealthy Texas oil executive David H. Arrington has auctioned more than 100 photographs from his collection Photography enthusiasts and collectors can learn a lot about photographs (as well as the art and business of photography) from paying attention to auctions. For example, the dedicated auction pages for the recent Sotheby’s auction called A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks…

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Capturing ice through time-lapse – part 1 – Time Lapse Photography Article

Capturing ice through time-lapse – part 1 As the weather becomes colder, now seems a good time to explore how ice is captured through time-lapse. Video sequences can speedily reveal its gradual changing state and magnify subtle changes. Ice in its various forms is fascinating to watch, and therefore it is interesting to focus on how it is captured in different ways, from ice cubes melting in a glass to ice crystals rapidly developing. With such a variety of videos…

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About the Faces Carved on The Historic Drhumor Building in Asheville – Fine Art Photography Article

About the Faces Carved on The Historic Drhumor Building in Asheville We explore the history and artist behind the Asheville landmark, and look at a printed photograph of one of the faces carved on the Drhumor Building in Asheville, North Carolina We’re looking at close-up pictures of an actual black and white pigment print on museum quality 100-percent cotton rag paper. I took these iPhone photos of an actual print to give an idea of the print quality. The subject…

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Cafe Life – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Cafe Life – Monochromia   As a street photographer, after hours of walking around, one of my favorite things was to tuck into a cafe for food or drink and get off my feet. I realized quickly this was another great place to  people watch and capture every day life with my camera. The wonderful light from the lap top attracted me to this image and the intensity with which he was concentrating, Like this:Like Loading… Related December 10, 2020December 3, 2020…

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Long Exposure Bridges – a collection – Fine Art Photography Article

Long Exposure Bridges – a collection For other reasons, I thought I would do a post with a collection of my long exposure bridges images. This is a bit different to what I have been doing here. I was asked to be a judge for a competition. This competition is for Formatt Hitech and it will be a long exposure comp. So I had to decide what it would be about and I chose long exposure bridges. Long Exposure…

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Wildland Firefighters – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Wildland Firefighters – Monochromia Long Valley Fire DepartmentUtah “Wildland firefighters do not enjoy the cultural prestige that structural firefighters do. They do not wax their fire engines and cruise down the local parade route, lights flashing; they are not the subject of countless popular books and movies; major politicians do not honor their sacrifices on the Senate floor or from the Rose Garden; they do not have bagpipe bands, fancy equipment, enduring icons, or other signifiers of honor verifying the…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography A set of photos from early 2020, from Tromsø and the Lofoten Islands, in Northern Norway. If I’m honest, I’m slightly sheepish about sharing photos from Lofoten, as I think it’s a landscape already covered by 80% of landscape photographers, and 90% of Instagram users. But after our first visit to Norway’s fjords in 2016, we wanted to get back and see some more of this spectacular and culture-rich country. In particular on…

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Feedback loop | Paul Politis – Black & White Photography Article

Feedback loop | Paul Politis (Photo: Rube Goldberg Machine by Paul Politis) “Technique must be solid, positive, but elastic, must not fall into formula, must adapt itself to the idea. And for each new idea there must be new invention special to the expression of that idea and no other. “ — Robert Henri, The Art Spirit Stephen Shore, always concise and economical, perfectly describes the process of making a photograph: “When I make a photograph, my perceptions feed…

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