Posts Tagged ‘tips’

Still Life Lighting Tips

October 15, 2009

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Digital Photography School offers five tips for creating dynamic

still life photos. You can read them here:  #mce_temp_url#


Photography: The Rembrandt Solution

September 9, 2009

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What painting’s Grand Masters can teach

today’s digital photographers:


Photography: Eye-Catching Color

September 9, 2009

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DarwinWiggett gives some tips on how to produce

eye-catching color in your photos: 



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.

Dunraven Bay

July 28, 2009


© Rob.Hudson

© Rob.Hudson















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.

Arts Marketing: FineArt Views

July 5, 2009














FineArt Views offers  newsletters packed with marketing ideas,

sales methods, inspirational messages and more.


You can view an archive of past issues here:



or sign up for the e-mail version of the newsletter here:

Travel Photography: How-to Packing Tips

July 5, 2009

carry on luggage



Headed for the airport???


Here’s a handy guide for 

how to get everything

you need into one small

carry on:



Photo Tips: How to Photograph Fireworks

July 4, 2009

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Here’s a site that offers some how-to

tips on capturing those cascading bursts of light:




Stay safe everyone, and enjoy the party. 🙂