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2 More HDR

First, just to get it out of the way, I have a thing for signs. Texture and signs. Better yet, texture on signs. Someday maybe we’ll get into the why. For now, we’re just going over the how. Particularly, the … Continue reading

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HDR – Technique or Fad

Here’s a great discussion on HDR by R.C. Concepcion at Layers Magazine. Is it a valid technique or a fad? Why Does HDR bring out the best/worst in you as a Photographyer? – by R.C. Concepcion It comes down to, … Continue reading

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A phrase worth some consideration

From David duChemin on his blog at: PixelatedImage.com He discusses the question we often ask before we commit to an endeavor: ‘Am I good enough?‘ To often we forget to ask: ‘Do I love it enough?‘ It takes both. Maybe more … Continue reading

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HDR with Photomatix

I ran the same images I did my last HDR from through Photomatix to see what you get from paying for something (except I haven’t paid for it yet – doing the trial thing – but it’s supposed to be … Continue reading

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Some words about our subject

The artist who is only a painter may well become intimidated by his degree-bearing brethren. Under the charmed light of their MA’s, their PhD’s, their accumulated honors and designations, the scholars speak of art in terms of class and category, … Continue reading

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Cool new thing (for me) – HDR

A new discovery (at least for me) – HDR or High Dynamic Range Images. See Wikipedia – HDR for a good definition. The idea is to take bracketed exposures of the same image and merge them to increase the image’s dynamic … Continue reading

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First Step…

There are, in my mind, two approaches to learning – memorization and integration through repetition. Memorization takes more a focused effort and provides immediate results but fades over time. Integration takes longer, provides results more slowly, but when you get it, you … Continue reading

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Texture intrigues me

I love texture, shape and direction. I love the random details, the organic patterns. And after 20 years, I find myself going right back to the same visual elements I captured and enjoyed then. I definitely have a thing for … Continue reading

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Artists of the Future

I’ve been telling people that my next career will be as a high school art teacher. I don’t know if that is where I’ll end up, but it does give me something to work toward that requires a broad range … Continue reading

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