Archive | January, 2010

1/26/10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Lida Verner

January 26, 2010

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1/26/10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Lida Verner

We have a cool feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter  Find. Each Tuesday I choose a talented photographer who I find on Twitter. I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on their web site. This week’s find: Lida Verner. Check out her site for more creative images. Hope to […]

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Social Media is More Than Facebook and Twitter

January 26, 2010

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Social Media is More Than Facebook and Twitter

When you think of social media, the big three sites come to mind: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Social media is much more than those sites. The foundation of social media is the ability to comment, interact and build relationships with the content creators. Photo-sharing sites such as Flickr provide the opportunity to share your vision […]

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Making a Good Photograph is Like Making a Good Golf Shot

January 25, 2010

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Making a  Good Photograph is Like Making a Good Golf Shot

Editor’s Note: That’s DPE’s Rick Sammon clobbering DPE’s Hal “Bull” Schmitt after Rick’s workshop at the Light Photographic Workshops. Rick and Hal both play golf, as does Katrin Eismann, who Rick interviewed on our January 1 podcast! Take it away, Rick. Fore! My golf instructor constantly reminds me of all the things I need to […]

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A Quick Shoot in a Tight Space

January 25, 2010

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A Quick Shoot in a Tight Space

While helping film an educational DVD for Photo Basics by Westcott, I took the liberty of photographing their talent for an impromptu photo shoot. The DVD was demonstrating the ease of lighting a green screen with the new Photo Basic uLites and was being filmed in a storage bay attached to a storage unit facility. […]

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Quick Video Review of the Aquatech Sensory Gloves

January 22, 2010

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With the winter upon us on the northern hemisphere I am always looking for ways to stay warm while being able to operate my camera effectively. Recently I have been using these new gloves and they have quickly become one of my recent favorite photo accessories. The Sensory Gloves from Aquatech are comfortable, waterproof and […]

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100,000 Reasons to Always Carry a Camera

January 22, 2010

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Hey Gang, I have a Honda Hybrid Civic. It turned 100,000 miles yesterday! My son documented the event with his camera phone. Now he is going for 200,000, which is less mileage than my brother has on his Honda. This is just a fun blog post – with the message being: photograph the fun things […]

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Learn From the Young At Heart & Break the Rules

January 21, 2010

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Learn From the Young At Heart & Break the Rules

Note from Rick: I first met Randy Jay Braun (while he was barefoot) at the 2009 Maui Photo Festival. Immediately, I knew we’d be friends – because I realized that we both share a passion for  for photography and for living life to the fullest (and we both like to be barefoot). Here is one […]

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Shoot it Both Ways

January 21, 2010

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Shoot it Both Ways

Here’s a quick tip: When you are talking landscape pictures, take the wide angle view and take a close up view of one of the elements in the scene. This is basically the same thing I recommend when photographing people: Take an environmental shot (subject in the environment) and then take a head shot or […]

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Dive In!

January 20, 2010

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Dive In!

Hey Gang, You’ll find lots of tech talk here on DPE. I provide some of it :-) Today, I thought I’d take a break from tech talk and share with you some fun shots and scuba diving tips from my underwater adventures in the Caribbean. Enjoy! If you have tech questions on underwater photography, shoot […]

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Small Cameras

January 20, 2010

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Small Cameras

I am sometimes surprised at how often photographers struggle with big cameras where they really aren’t needed. Perhaps it is the marketing machine of the major camera manufacturers that labels these big cameras the “flagship” cameras, the “pro” cameras — so they must be the best cameras, right? Not necessarily. Full disclosure. I have long […]

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