How to Photograph a Pirate

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Rim Light is a strong light that hits the edge of the main subject of a photo. In a studio, photographers will use lights behind their subject which is brighter by one or two stops to create the rim light effect. Outdoors, the best way to create rim lighting is putting the Sun behind or … Continue reading "How to Photograph a Pirate"
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Focus on the Fife and Drum

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It is not a coincidence that I am featuring a photo of The Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps as Deb Wills did early this month. With this post happening the day before America celebrates it’s 233rd birthday on July 4th, 2009, I wanted to add on to Deb’s excellent post (psst, Deb I … Continue reading "Focus on the Fife and Drum"
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Photographing the American Idol Experience

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There are lots of concerts held at Walt Disney World each day so knowing how to photograph one is a good skill to have. To show you how I do it, I selected the new American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While concerts, unlike shows, are more spontaneous, the American Idol Experience does follow … Continue reading "Photographing the American Idol Experience"
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Cloning Around

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A couple of months ago I started using Apple’s Aperture 2 photo application. The photo editor in Aperture is much better than anything I’ve ever used. While not a true graphics editor like Photoshop, Aperture does have some tools which are helping me make great photographs from not-so-great ones. Like this photo of a performer … Continue reading "Cloning Around"
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Photographic Innoventions: Rule of Thirds

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The Rule of Thirds is a compositional rule in photography and other visual arts. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Rule of Thirds"
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Photographic Innoventions: Online Photo Editing

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Running applications on the Internet has come a long way since portals like Yahoo and Google introduced Online Email. Now you can run spreadsheets and word processors as well as figure out when you can call for your Advanced Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World. NOTE: Since the publication of this post, Picnik has been … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Online Photo Editing"
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Photographic Innoventions: Color of Light

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Not all light is pure white and will have a certain color temperature. Engineers express this in degrees Kelvin which you might have used in your high school physics or chemistry classes. Our eyes see color temperature as color casts like blue, green or red. Have you ever taken a picture and have it look … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Color of Light"
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