Hello Again

Hello Again It's been far too long since we've had any updates, far too long. I can't say why we abandoned you but let's say that life happened. My comrades and I burned out on photography while we all went through some major changes. I can't get into their lives but...
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Letting Go

At some point this stopped being fun. Not just this blog, but the entire photographic process. Before I go any further, think about that first sentence for a minute. A hobby that became turned into passion isn't fun anymore. It had gotten tedious and trying. Like any...
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Photographers: Take Notice

As a photographer, you are not an artist. As a photographer, you are merely documenting life and other peoples works of art. As a photographer, you do not create art, you do not create anything, you simply take pictures of what others have created, including God's...
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Photography: For Money or Love?

Photography. Why did you start taking photos? What do you hope to get from the act of being a "photographer"? The first question is easy to answer for most of us. You may have bought a camera to capture your child's first step. It could have been because you needed to...
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A Realization

Over the past month or so I just had not been feeling it.  Work was piling up, other interests were interceding, and the camera, aw that damned camera, was becoming a liability.  And having been on Flickr for nearly 2 1/2 years, I was growing tired of seeing the same...
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Solace – On Finding One’s Self

In the summer of 2008 I embarked on the journey of taking a photo of myself every day for a year and posting the results on Flickr.   At the time, I was still a novice with the camera and was beginning to get interested in off camera lighting and the thought occurred...

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Colors, colors, colors, colors

The color or colors you choose to include or take out of your image, from a post-processing perspective, are as important as your composition. We are all drawn to certain colors. There have been numerous studies done on the subject. Gender and age, and how we associate feelings or ideas, all have been thoroughly studied throughout the ages. With the advent of software it is now even easier to use selective coloring on an image. So how do we decide what color or color scheme to use? Do we desaturate the whole image…

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Opening Day

Budding photographers need an outlet -- a place to show their work, receive feedback, to be inspired and grow.  For several years, Flickr has provided such a forum and served us well.  On its endless pages, we've charted our own progress, forged transformational...

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

I often wonder what it is that, as an amateur photographer, I'm trying to do with my work.  Barring the highly unlikely event that my work will be defined as the work of a genius or deemed groundbreaking, it's not going to be shown in a museum, published in a...

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Trash & Treasures

I've been fussing and moaning about the lack of space in my life for photography at present.  Although my estrangement from the camera continues (and is still wearing on me), today I'd like to be a bit more proactive and share with you a little trick I've developed to...

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Hue, Saturation and Contrast Oh My!!!

Oh, so you have an incredible picture you took or even a slightly fantastic picture but there is just something off about it?  So you throw it into Photoshop or LightRoom or GIMP or whatever your app of choice is to 'fix it'.  What does it need?  The composition looks...

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