Category Archives: Inspiration

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Winner of the Zeiss Photography Award Announced

The ZEISS Photography Award winner for 2017 has been announced. The theme this year was ‘Meaningful Places’ … “which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body of work […]

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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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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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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

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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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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What is Composition?

Previous article: Photography and Composition In the visual arts, ‘composition’ is the arrangement of elements within a work. In photography, good composition supports the subject and makes it more visually appealing. Depending on the motivation […]

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Photography Display and Workshops

Coming up in August, and in collaboration with the Ellis Bird Farm, I will have a photographic display at the Bug Jamboree, followed by two workshops. Visit the macro photography blog for more information! The […]

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