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Friday, August 23, 2019
A cell phone's camera flash in front of trees and the sky

Proliferation of photography presents credibility issue

Since the advent of the internet, smartphones and social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, today's photography market is undoubtedly saturated....
Glacier National Park

Project goals develop photography style

Having photography projects has endless benefits but they are indispensable tools in order to develop photography style. Shooting with purpose motivates, helps photographers figure...
View of downtown Minneapolis from Loring Park with Loring Pond in the foreground. A shirtless man seeks relief from the sun on a shaded bench.

Eight depth cues to enhance composition

Depth cues are perhaps the most impactful visual elements in photography because environmental objects provide viewers with additional context and clear meaning. Newspaper producers...
An HDR pre-sunrise.

Executing and processing dynamic HDR images

The process of HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is relatively simple to learn because there are only a few steps to know. Basically it...

Employing rule of thirds teaches compositional balance

The rule of thirds is another of the most basic and fundamental compositional techniques employed in visual art. As such, this keystone element of...
Astrophotography of the Milky Way from the North Shore of Lake Superior

How to capture the magnificent arms of the Milky Way

Astrophotography takes a fair amount of dedication. Being middle aged, working a full-time job and living in the city doesn’t help matters when it...
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Considering journalistic bias at #FamiliesBelongTogether march

The #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Minneapolis drew thousands into the downtown streets, while approximately 600 similar protests occurred across all 50 states to rally against immigration...
Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest

Public land protection through landscape photography

To care about our natural spaces, people need a connection to them one way or another. The ties between public land and photography are...
McDonald's sign with Minneapolis skyline in the background

Advertising: Commodified identity and selling gender roles

Advertisers today hold a keen sense of what their consumers want. Identity, social acceptance, love. These intangibles define our identity-- how we view ourselves...

Colors create depth, mood and communicate cultural meanings

At its fundamental base, photography is the simple act of capturing the spectrum of light. The eye perceives the visible spectrum of light wavelengths...