13
Aug 09

Stuck in Customs

My friend Matt sent this blog along.  Sounds like the author’s got my dream life (for the most part)!  Read his “about” page to get more of an idea what the blog’s about.  Really cool photography though… HDR… something that I’ve wanted to play with for a while.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/

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11
Aug 09

Out-of-focus Photography

I LOVE pictures that have shallow depth of field or are out of focus….  That is why I do not get rid of a lot of my “crappy” shots… after a while, when I look back, I sometimes find shots that are pretty cool after cropping or rotating to focus on something that I did not realize was the subject of the photo.  (That often times includes photos that are NOT out of focus, but still.)

Check out some of these… Not too bad.

http://digital-photography-school.com/out-of-focus-photos

Do you guys subscribe to that site?  I hope, if there’s only one photography site you check out regularly, that it’s this one.

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08
Aug 09

Artistic Lens Flare in Photos

I like lens flare.  It is one of the many types of “distraction” you can add to a photo.  Shooting a subject through obstructions is a great way of making the photo more interesting, “layering” the elements between your lens and the subject.

While allowing these interferences to be captured in photos, typically to also help frame the photo, lens flare can add a layer of mystery or dreaminess.  It’s very cool for portraits that seem “summery” or warm or playful.  Also can leave part of the scene up to the imagination.

Whatever the case, flare and excessive light are something to play with when possible!  Check out some tips here.

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-tips-for-achieving-artistic-lens-flare-how-to

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