Pissed Off Histogram

Actually I am just assuming the histogram wasn’t happy. I am not sure since I never look at my camera histogram.  I do use the Highlight Alert, commonly know as the “blinkies” and my LCD looked like a neon sign flashing in Las Vegas!...Ansel Adams used to describe the process of visualizing your finished product before you snap the shutter as “pre-visualization”, which English professors pointed, out is redundant. But whatever you call it, having a vision first and then trying to create that vision, is what separates true photographers from snapshooters.

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Listen to me on the podcast "Why"

Skip Cohen from Skip Cohen University, has a unique podcast where he interviews photographers about the story behind an image.  He has done 100 of these podcast with photographers such as George Lepp, Art Wolfe, William Innes, Clay Blackmpre, Lindsay Adler, Ian plant, Barbara Bordnick, John Sexton, Lee Varis, Bobbi Lane and many others.

Today I am his 100th guest and here is the image...

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Just a few pictures from this morning's sunrise

...It was cold this morning so we had a nice layer of fog over the river. Here are a few images I was able to capture between my times helping students...

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Reducing Depth of Field

It is the goal of every photographer to make that perfect picture. Getting that perfect picture is a result of good field technique and good post processing technique. Having skill and knowledge in both is what it’s necessary to bring out the best in every image.

I almost loved this image as it was captured in the camera. But I wasn’t 100% satisfied. I felt the background was a bit too distracting. Watch the video to see how I remedied the problem.

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