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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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Mt. Amery on the Headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River.

My wife and I drove by this site on the way to Saskatchewan Crossing. The small aspen with autumn-gold leaves caught my eye more than the mountain. After refueling and heading back north on the […]

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Composition Principles: Dominance/Emphasis

Previous post: Composition Principles: Symmetry and Balance. Perhaps the most obvious principle of composition, dominance or emphasis can instantly create a focal point in your image. It is the largest, darkest,  brightest or most colourful aspect […]

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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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Canon EOS 5D Mk IV Review Roundup

  I was a late adopter of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the first DSLR to include 1920×1080 HD video capabilities. I purchased it 3 years after it’s 2008 release, just when the prices […]

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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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Edmonton Photowalk Final

A few more images from our 14 August Edmonton Photowalk. These have no connection to each other, just pleasing eye-catchers along the route.           The next post will be a continuation […]

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