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Photography on Sunday

Only one link today: For a couple of years now I have been visiting and enjoying the website, Brain Pickings. It’s a great place to visit on a slow day, a Sunday perhaps, when you […]

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My Olympus OM Era

Continuing from In the Beginning, with more nostalgia… The Olympus OM-2 was the first in a set of tools that allowed me to begin taking true macro photographs. Handed down to me by my father in the […]

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Composition Principles: Hierarchy and Gradation

Previous post: Dominance or Emphasis. Gradation is a  gradual change, an increase or decrease in the strength of  visual elements such as value (brightness or darkness), color, saturation, clarity, texture or sharpness. Gradation can add a feeling of […]

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In the beginning…

I entered  photography in the 1970’s while living in South Africa. Just a teen, I was lucky to receive as my first camera an old Exa (version 4, manufactured between 1956 and 1959) that my […]

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I couldn’t help myself…

Every year in July when the canola is in bloom, my wife wants to stop at each field to take photographs. I personally don’t like this harsh tone of yellow and have never been a fan […]

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Composition Principles: Symmetry and Balance

Previous: Principles of Composition Symmetry is from the Greek symmetria, meaning, “…agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement“. So while the original intent seems to be more about proportion–how a part relates to the whole– today many […]

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Photography on Sunday

This Sunday I begin with something special for new photographers and darned helpful for those of us with more experience too… ◊ Formerly at Stanford and now at Google Research, Marc Levoy is providing his course free at […]

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Photography on Sunday

A new weekly newsletter, where I will share all things photographic that cross my path and that intersect with my interests. ◊ Canon has just released the latest in the full-frame EOS 5D series, the […]

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