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Creating a Great Image – Part II – Emotional Impact

January 29, 2010

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Creating a Great Image – Part II – Emotional Impact

Do your images evoke an emotional response? When ever I want to know if an image works, I share it with my friends and see what happens. I love it when someone says Wow! I really love this image with out my asking for a response. I know I have done a good job when […]

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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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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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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

January 6, 2010

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

I love any camera gear that can do more than one job. That means I can pack less and pack lighter when I travel. I’m even happier if I can put something I’m already carrying to a different use. I was recently looking for a way to use my tripod, which I alway carry, as […]

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

January 4, 2010

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Everyone loves old photographs. A lot of photographers these day are going out of their way to give their digital photos a “vintage” or “film-like” look. This treatment can add a timeless look and feel to a modern photo. Here is a simple way to give your photo a vintage look in Lightroom. Since we’re […]

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Top Tips From Your DPE Team

January 2, 2010

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Top Tips From Your DPE Team

Hi Gang We all love making pictures here at DPE . . . and we enjoy sharing what we have learned over the years. In this post, our team (at the time this article was posted) shares with you their top tips – in the order in which they arrived in my in-bin. I’ll update […]

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Creating a Great Image – Part I

December 30, 2009

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Creating a Great Image – Part I

Over the next few months, I will share the 12 elements that go into the making of a great image – in the hope that these elements will help you create wonderful images. Element #1 – Capturing a moment or storytelling. As photographers we are storytellers. We are capturing forever a moment in time that […]

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

December 22, 2009

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

We are starting a new feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter  Find. Each Tuesday I will choose a photographer who I find on Twitter whose work I think is . . . well, terrific! I find ’em by reading an interesting post and then by clicking on their web site. Our first TTTF is […]

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Cool Creative Lighting Accessory

December 4, 2009

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Cool Creative Lighting Accessory

While driving home from NYC recently, I was stopped at a traffic light next to a Lamborghini. There I was, sitting in my cozy Honda Civic Hybrid listening to some nice original acoustic guitar music on my iPod. I thought, “Man o’ man that’s a nice car. But what the heck, if I had that […]

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Have Fun!

December 2, 2009

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Have Fun!

As Princess of Portraiture I have a whole list of “What makes for a Wonderful Portrait”, which I will be sharing with you in up coming posts. For this month, the last of 2009, I want to emphasize some elements of our work that I believe go to the way side when we are trying […]

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