Tutorials & Essays

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First Principles of Composition

If your photos are boring, get closer. This was sage advice from photographer from long ago. What he was saying is that the most common mistake when composing a photograph is including too much. Landscape photographers are particularly culpable in this respect, because it's often the vastness of the landscape that has us reaching for our cameras. But everything cannot be...

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Megapixels

Mine's bigger than yours. Selling bragging rights is what more megapixels mean for consumer camera marketing departments. If an image never makes it to ink on paper and is confined to a virtual existence on screen, then the fewest megapixels money can buy are enough. Full HD monitors and televisions display about 2 megapixels worth of image data. Even the latest 4K Ultra High Definition screens...

By |April 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Introduction To Astrophotography

For those of you who are obsessive about technical details, love to tweak technology without manuals or directions, and have a very high frustration tolerance, astrophotography may be for you. My experience has shown that most photographers of the enthusiast and above level are technofiles, with a keen affinity toward precision gadgets, be it cameras...

By |March 12th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Revolutionary Art Medium

Photography began the long journey to its present state nearly two centuries ago. From the first known photograph taken in 1825 by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce to the current state of the art cameras comprised of many millions of transistors, the journey has been a tumultuous one with regard to photography as an art medium. It was not until the early 20th century that photographs...

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Astrophotography – Image Processing

The digital revolution has created unprecedented possibilities for the amateur astrophotographer. Through the use of digital cameras, computerized telescope mounts, and advanced image processing, relative neophytes can capture cosmic wonders from the comfort of their backyards. Broadly speaking, astrophotography can be divided into two phases, capture and processing, just like...

By |December 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Reality Of Art

Is it real or is it photoshopped? The answer is yes. This common question regarding the "validity" of digital photographs, whether in a fine art gallery or on the cover of a tabloid magazine, clearly implies that digital image manipulation is dishonest. If it was photoshopped, it must not be real. The truth is that every online image and the vast majority of images in print are...

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Essays, Tutorials|Tags: , , |3 Comments