Category Archives: Thoughts on Photography

Some Interesting Reading

Here’s a couple of interesting articles from PetaPixel which will get you thinking … http://petapixel.com/2016/09/06/5-myths-digital-photography/ http://petapixel.com/2016/09/07/australian-photo-contest-hijacked-manipulators-top-photog-says/

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Building a Code of Ethics – Samantha Chrysanthou

Editor’s Note: Here’s a repost from oopoomoo.com, Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou’s blog.  It is timely, worth reading and thinking about.  We’ve all, I am sure, been just muddling along – this article tries to bring our behaviour as photographers … Continue reading

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The Future is the Past (or vice versa)

  From a TED talk in Manitoba, a fun look at how the past, at least for one photographer, Lief Norman, is becoming the future. A neat short history of photography and how it may presage the future.

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It’s Your Image. You Can Do What You Like To It.

Here is a wonderful explication of that incendiary statement, “Your image is too ‘Photoshopped’” meaning that the speaker thinks it has been edited too much. In her brief note, Leanne Cole attacks this idea head on.  She includes lots of … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem

Never think that you are finished with one of your images. As your processing skills develop and your photographer’s eye becomes more discerning, you’ll find that when you return to earlier images, there are often other ways to see them, … Continue reading

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10 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography – and How to Overcome Them by Anne McKinnell

Here’s a good article by Anne McKinnell with ten important points.  Very much worth reading, if only to remind you. “If you’re serious about landscape photography, it won’t take you very long to realize the fundamental problem of the craft: … Continue reading

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Induro Gear and the Patels

This is something special – photography in the Rockies by Varina and Jay Patel. Sponsored by Induro Gear, Shade Tree films is premiering the movie they made featuring the Patels.  You can sign up to watch it here, as well … Continue reading

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For The Love of the Photograph

Take a quiet moment to watch this manifesto: http://vimeo.com/80399195

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What Happens When They Take The Tables Away?

Well, that was an interesting meeting! The regular November “second Thursday of the Month” meeting was a little different from normal – the tables had been removed from the classroom in the Bridge Lake School where we normally meet.  Luckily, … Continue reading

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Joel Sartore’s Great Course “Fundamentals of Photography” Lecture – Light II – Colour and Intensity

At our meeting on August 15, 2013, we continued our viewing of The Great Courses “Fundamentals of Photography”. Joel Sartore’s second lecture on light, Colour and Intensity, began with a Tip: The first step in taking a photograph is figuring … Continue reading

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Is It Bad To Use Photoshop?

Have you ever heard a photographer say, “I show my photographs exactly as they come out of the camera. I don’t use Photoshop.”? Or someone at a photo exhibition expound, “These images have been Photoshopped too much.”? What is the … Continue reading

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Getting It Right From The Beginning

Here’s an interesting site belonging to a Swedish photographer: Jonas Hellsen Photography; and an interesting blog article discussing the issue of how much retouching is “OK”.

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Ansel Adams Exhibition “From the Mountains to the Sea”, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

Some random observations and notes from the Exhibition. For a very short period of time, Adams was a member of a loose group of fellow photographers.  The name chosen for the group was “f/64”.  The origin of the name?  F/64 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography

10. You can actually tell what kind of camera someone is using from over 30 feet away. 9. You have tried to claim “Photoshop” as a medical expense because it’s good therapy. 8. When planning a vacation, your main concern … Continue reading

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New Processing Invitation – From Another Site

Rob Tillyer sent me a fascinating link. If you follow the link, you’ll find “How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?” and a Dropbox link enabling you to download a high resolution copy of the photo.  The submitter has invited … Continue reading

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