At What f-Stop Is Your Lens Sharpest?

Here is an important and useful video on a topic of interest to us all!

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The Power of Photography

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Here’s a compilation, put together by Darlene Hildebrand, which wonderfully demonstrates how powerful a single photograph can be. Take a look.  Exactly why does each photo have such an impact?  What emotion does each raise in you and is that what makes it so important, or is there another reason?

Which other, recent photos would you add to this list?

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It’s Not Clear Sailing Quite Yet For The Nik Collection!

https://petapixel.com/2018/04/30/dxo-confirms-bankruptcy-says-nik-collection-update-still-on-track/

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Only Three More Days To Wait ….

The photographs are ready for hanging, the slide and video program is ready for prime time, the baking and the preparation of those delicious cocktail sandwiches is underway – everything is being made ready for our 10th annual Photo Exhibition.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbours – it all takes place on Sunday.

See you there!

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Just One Week Until The Big Day!

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I Bet You Didn’t Know This …

Of course you didn’t know it.  This feature has only just been added to Lightroom Classic.

While in the Develop module, and the Basic panel, hold down the Shift key and double click any one of the sliders – it will move to the position it would have assumed if you had chosen the Auto button to start off your developing.

Here’s a link to a more detailed explanation from Peta Pixel.

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Almost 100,000 Page Views!

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It’s 4:00 PM om Thursday, April 12, 2018 and we have had almost 100,000 page views on the Bridge Lake Photo Group website since inceptions.  As of the date and time above we were a mere 128 away from 100,000.

Go check what the current count is!

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How Timely Is This?

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Your current Assignment is Low Angle images.  And Picture Correct has heard your call for help!  See https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/low-angle-photography-tips/ if you are in need of some inspiration.

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BLPG Website Update – New Photos Added

Lizzy-2 - © - Sharon Jensen

Lizzy-2 – © – Sharon Jensen

You better check us out!

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A Treat – New Photos Added to BLPG website

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Portrait Red©Nigel Hemingway

Jump on over to the Bridge Lake Photo Group website to see what members have been up to.  Lots of new photos for your viewing pleasure.

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Creative Multiple Exposures

Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 7.39.15 AMHere’s a bunch of simple ideas from photographer Mark Hamblin which will help you make beautiful impressionistic images from very simple double exposures.

For example, set up a scene, set your camera to take a double exposure, take the first photo, slightly de-focus your camera and take the second photo. Why not give it a try?

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It’s Easy To Level Your Photo. Isn’t It?

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If we look at a landscape photo and the horizon isn’t level. it almost immediately and uncomfortably catches our eye and distracts us from appreciating the subject.

As photographers, it is important then that we make sure our photos are level.  Many cameras have a built-in level, or you can use a bubble level on your tripod.  Or you can correct an off-kilter image in post-processing.  Easy eh?

Well, not quite so fast as this article from Photography Life shows.

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Landscapes Canada Facebook Group

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Not everyone likes Facebook.  In fact, although hundreds of millions of people around the world are members, there are other substantial numbers who abhor social media, including Facebook, and want no part of it.  Nevertheless, bear with me.

Landscapes Canada is a Facebook group which, as it name makes obvious, is devoted to showing Canadian landscape photographs taken by its members.

Why look at it?

Well, first, it shows some stunningly beautiful places in our country, many of them worth a visit.  But it also shows how ordinary landscapes, such as your neighbourhood, can be the subject of excellent landscape photos.

Second, it features many fine Canadian photographers, which is inspiring in itself.

So, if you have an interest in landscape photography check out the link.

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If you had trouble …

If you had trouble following the link in the last post, you weren’t alone!  The difficulty has been fixed and you can see the post here

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These Cleverly Composed Photos Play with Shadows, Lines, and Space

Here’s an interesting exercise: find similar coincidental compositions in your environment.  You’ll never look at the world the same again!

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