Archive for the ‘tutorial’ Category

Photo Fix

September 1, 2009

There are three Flickr sub-groups available under the main title

of Fix My Pic: …just click the icon of the group you want…

fix my pic 1Fix My Pic Please
This group is for those looking to have their photos fixed. 
Simply post your images to the pool, and the editors will do their stuff.

 Fix My Pic -- Please Teach MeFix My Pic • Please Teach Me
This group is for those looking for some help with their editing skills. You will find tutorials and instructional guidance.

 Thanks for Fixin' My PicThanks for Fixin’ My Pic 🙂
This group is where you will find the completed fixes. 
The editors will be posting their work in this group’s pool.

source: Flickr – Fix My Pic


Night Photography and Light Painting

August 14, 2009

Brent Pearson -- Night Photography and Light Painting








Brent Pearson has written an e-book detailing techniques for

light painting and night photography. Go to the following

link for full details about this e-book: 



You can reach his blog at the following link: 



Note: the 7/30/09 entry gives a bit of a tutorial on one

session of light painting.

Bridge — HDR

August 11, 2009


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Thank You

July 31, 2009

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This site, dig-n-dash, has just passed the 15,000 views mark. 


I would like to stop and take a moment to thank all the

photographers and artists whose wonder-filled works have 

graced these pages. In addition, I would like to give special

thanks to all who not only stop by, but also leave their

insightful comments; the world is a lot more interesting

while in the company of blogging friends.


[As always, click on the links to view the particulars of

the photographs etc. used in each post; and, if you like

the site, please consider passing its addy on to your family

and friends.]

Top Clicks as of 8/1/09

July 31, 2009

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For those who may have come late to the site, here is a list

of some of the top posts thus far:


[Please note: thanks to the hard-working WordPress team,

a full list of all dig-n-dash posts can now be found in 

the right-hand column of this blog’s home page under

the “Pages” sub-heading.]


Photographer W. Eugene Smith
A Jane Burton Photo
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photography Tips: Quick and Dirty Start-Up Secrets
Photographer Sal Lopes
Photographer Dorothea Lange
Digital art: Bottlebrush Kaleidoscope
William Tell Overture Cello Opening — George Durham
Photoshop: Free Brushes
Photographer Leonard Misonne
Photographer Alexander Rodchenko
Photo Tips: California Photo Scout
Appalachian Spring — Aaron Copland
Photographer Sam Abell
Photographer Tina Manley
World War II Posters
Photographer Sally Mann
At Garden’s Gate — Digital Art
Photographer Robert Adams
that for which i’m thankful
Life Drawing Update: Fred Hatt Cover Feature
Digital art: Bottlebrush Abstract
Quote of the Day
Photography Tips: Pro-like Portraits on a budget
Photography: New Forum for Scott Critiques
Quote of the Day
Love in Black and White
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Digital Painting Tutorial: Custom Brush
Photographer Diane Arbus
Quote of the Day
Photographer Aaron Siskind
Quote of the Day

Dunraven Bay

July 28, 2009


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Vertorama (vertical panorama)


A vertorama is an image composed of two or more photographs, joined together in image editing software, along a horizontal line, to form one image. DSLR camera’s, in their adherence to the convention of rectangular format, often stifle artists who want to illustrate the wiiiiiiiiide and taaaaaaaaaaall nature of what they see…:)) So armed with a wide or ultra-wide angle lens, they’ll take two or more landscape images of a scene, composing differently for light and/or shapes, particularly vertically. Then later, they’ll ‘blend’ the images together, one above the other, to make a single wide, tall image. You as the viewer get a much enhanced view of what the photog saw… that’s a vertorama.

Source: Flickr Vertorama Group



The pic in this post, Dunraven Bay, is a vertorama; here’s a link to a tutorial on how to produce vertorama photos of your own:


Digital art: Color Combos The Easy Way

July 24, 2009

One of the many choices in Picnik is something called Waterfall

by Kevin Goldsmith. What this selection does is break up a photo

into ribbons of its component colors, and these color bars change

considerably as you run your cursor up and down the pic.


What I like to do is to glide down a photo slowly, stopping

whenever the resulting color combination strikes my fancy.

I then hit Print Screen [Prt Scr] on my computer keyboard,

and open up Paint.


From there I click edit, paste, and then use the select tool

to cut out the resultant rectangle of my chosen selection.

My next step Is to click new, choose don’t save on the used

selection, and then click paste in the new.


I use the select tool again to surround the part I wish to copy

and then click copy and paste.


I move that slice down into place until I have built a bit of

a square or rectangle. I save the finished rectangle, and now

have a pleasing-to-me color bar ready for future projects.


Going  back to the original piece in Picnik, I repeat the process,

as each area of the photo will offer multiple views.


waterfall sample 2 -- splash


waterfall sample -- splash


waterfall sample 7 -- splash


The top pic shows a color bar selection built from the topmost color

slice shown in the actual Waterfall of photo two. Photo two shows

an example of what one sees when using the Waterfall effect in the

Picnik program. The bottom pic is culled from a waterfall slice

taken more from the bottom of the middle example.


July 23, 2009


© gwennie2006

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This digital artist works on photos submitted by others

and then explains the changes made and why.


[If you’re into Photoshop, etc. make sure you mark this

as an interesting site for further reference.]


July 23, 2009


© gwennie2006

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This digital artist works on photos submitted by others

and then explains the changes made and why.


[If you’re into Photoshop, etc. make sure you mark this

as an interesting site for further reference.]

Photoshop Tips:Lightning Tutorial

June 22, 2009