Tuesday, October 21, 2014

f11 is a FREE digital magazine

f11 is a FREE digital magazine. Presented in a page flip format, the magazine is published eleven times each year.

Read by tens of thousands all over the world, f11 is for professional and enthusiast photographers, designers and creative people working with images, as well as buyers and collectors of photography.

Each issue is also available for download as a PDF file.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snapshots vs Photographs - What's in Your Camera?

Snapshots vs Photographs - What's in Your Camera?
http://www.picturelikethis.com/blog/snapshots-vs-photographs-whats-in-your-camera

"The bland photographer’s thought process looks something like this:

See pretty thing
Turn on camera
P Mode
Point Lens
Zoom
Click (x10)
Upload 800 pictures to computer
Wonder why 795 of those pictures were taken
Photoshop one image for an hour and maybe extract some valuable pixels from the mix
Upload 400 bland snapshots to facebook the next day at lunch

But it doesn’t have to be that way - all it takes is careful consideration. Here are a few steps anyone can take to change their snapshots into photographs. "

Saturday, October 18, 2014

AN ALL DAY SEMINAR WITH BOB KRIST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER

AN ALL DAY SEMINAR WITH BOB KRIST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER

Sponsored by the Newport Photo Guild, this day long seminar promises to be information packed.  Thanks for getting the word - link - out to your club members!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Upcoming photo shoots

Upcoming photo shoots 


  • Oct 21st Night photography and light painting at the Trolley Museum 
    • We have the place all to ourselves, small group (Branford CT).
    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/198441382/









    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/198441382/
  • November 15th Night photography and light painting at Woodlawn Cemetery, This awesome cemetery has great sculptures, headstones and mausoleums, Bronx NY, Rt 15 South. easy to get to, about an hour from Hamden CT. http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/187317712/
    • Nov 22nd Photograph inside the closed Victory Theatre in Holyoke (MA). "The Victory Theatre (in stone on building, spelled "re") is a theater in Holyoke, MA. It was built in 1920 by the Goldstein Brothers Amusement Company. The architecture is in the Art Deco style and is considered the last of its type between Boston and Albany. The theater closed in 1979 and has sat derelict since then."
    • May 10th Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm 
      • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/208655252/
      • Sign up before 12/31/14 for a dicsounted photo event fee.
      • Catskill Game Farm was a zoo in Catskill, New York, U.S.A.. It closed permanently on Columbus Day 2006 after 73 years of operation. The Game Farm is still closed today." but we will be able to walk the grounds, go into the cages, walk into the Giraffe house, the Rhino house, Kodak film selling yellow stores, see the mini-golf - great place for a photo shoot, a snapshot into the past of this historic landmark. 

    $50 Minimum Trade In on Any Lens - Lens Amnesty is Here

















    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    40 Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

    40 Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

    "Bokeh. Basically it is referring to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced from a shot with shallow depth of field. Determining factors of bokeh are things like lens aberrations and shape of lens aperture. Bokeh is a very subjective thing. Its hard to say what is “good” bokeh and what is “bad”. In my opinion anything that is less distracting and adds something to the image would be considered good and anything distracting or confusing to the image would be considered bad. Based on that I have gathered some examples of what I think is beautiful bokeh photography."


    Mark-F

    Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    35 Extraordinarily Clever Examples of Toy Photography

    35 Extraordinarily Clever Examples of Toy Photography

    "Toy photography provides great opportunities for clever composition, creative lighting and a chance to really have some fun. When done right a photographer can breathe life and personality into the inanimate objects being shot. I think these examples really reflect this. " 35 Extraordinarily Clever Examples of Toy Photography

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    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths ebook

    Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths ebook

    Cover for Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths, an eBook from The Art of Landscape Photography series.

    Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths was written to inspire photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. It’s focused on guiding landscape photographers of all levels to widen their aperture and see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract, ethereal images that have a deeper meaning and interpretation. This is my first eBook, written from my perspective and experiences, and I’m thrilled to present it.

    By using a shallow depth of field and thin slices of focus, you can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this guide shows you the steps necessary to capturing beautiful bokeh.

    To read more about Bokeh and to see page previews, click here. Click here to view more details

    Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths is an eBook written to inspire photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. It’s focused on guiding landscape photographers of all levels to widen their aperture and see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract, ethereal images that have a deeper meaning and interpretation.
    By using a shallow depth of field and thin slices of focus, you can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this extensive guide can show you how.

     WHAT’S INSIDE

    With this 120+ page eBook, I wanted to present a comprehensive guide in a refined, easy-to-follow manner. I discuss the definition of bokeh, the optimal conditions and settings for bokeh creation, and also how to apply shallow depths creatively to landscape photography.
    Page previews for Bokeh: an eBook on using shallow depths in landscape photography
    Bokeh: A comprehensive eBook guide to using shallow depths in landscape photography.

    SPECIFIC TOPICS I COVER INCLUDE:

        • Defining bokeh – the basics.
        • Distances and bokeh – how the space in between the elements of your photo affects your depth of field.
        • Light – How direct and overcast light can change the effect of bokeh.
        • Focal lengths – both long and short, and how to use them to manipulate bokeh.
        • Composition – How I approach a landscape scene, with workflow explanations from the planning stage to the execution.
        • Proper focus for bokeh – advice on how to use your tripod, and a step-by-step guide to getting the perfect focus for bokeh.
    To help illustrate the instructions given in this comprehensive guide, I have also included detailed explanations to 23 of my most popular bokeh images, with each photograph paired with a wealth of information of how I approached each scene. I discuss many aspects of my creative process and have grouped my images by similar key learning points – a common trait that they exhibit – allowing me to highlight certain factors that led to their development. Some examples include how I find inspiration, my long exposure workflow, and the importance of applying photography principles in your composition (such as perspective and symmetry).
    Page excerpts from the eBook Bokeh: using shallow depths in landscape photography
    Also discussed is the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how to compensate for exposure, and how to judge a scene before deciding what methods to apply: for example, how and when to decide if a scene needs to be stitched or auto-bracketed.