There are a lot of things happening this week. New classes for Fredericksburg Parks & Rec. start, a Meetup in DC and a free seminar at the Workhouse Arts Center. Classes sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Rec. Monday evening a Photoshop Layers class begins. This three week class looks at the power of using layers in your image … Continue reading Coming up this week – August 4 thru August 10
Project: Breaking the Rules You have probably heard all the rules of photography, do this but don’t do that. Well here is your chance to have some fun breaking the rules! Make images this week that fly in the face of the “rules” by not following them. When you post your images please tell us … Continue reading Project #39 Breaking the Rules
Project: Look for patterns to include in your images.Patterns are all around us. Some patterns are man-made and others are natural. A pattern can be the subject or the background of an image. Finding a pattern or patterns to include in an image can be the easy part, making an interesting composition might be a … Continue reading Project #3 Patterns
Project: Creating Silhouettes Creating silhouettes has been around longer than photography has been. Creating an image by making an object appear as a dark solid object on a light background may sound simple but is it, really? Traditional silhouettes were created by cutting dark paper into the profile of the person sitting for the silhouette … Continue reading Project #2 Silhouettes
Project: Use a natural frame in your images. We see images framed before us all the time but how often do we consciously put a natural frame within the frame of our images? As photographers we should practice different composition techniques on a regular basis. Looking for new and different ways to compose an image, … Continue reading Project #1 Natural Frame
Leanne Cole is a photographer down under. In this post she has some great images of evening light. These images make me want to pack my bags and head to Australia.
In the world of digital photography is the Sunny 16 method of determining exposure still useful? Sunny 16 was a tried and true method of guestimating exposure by the time I bought my first 35mm SLR. That camera had a very simple light meter at was easily fooled. If you didn't know that your light … Continue reading Sunny 16, is it still useful?