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Friday, August 23, 2019
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...
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How Instagram ruined my Tuesday

Instagram users noticed a change in how the platform works for them since the new code put into place in Jan. 2018. Some have...

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...
Abandoned stone house

Photography adventures to capture that abandoned aesthetic

Finding and photographing abandoned places can be an adventure. There are known abandoned places, ghost towns or preserved old schoolhouses clearly marked for tourists....

Lines guide the mood and composition of a photograph

Effectively using lines to control a photograph's composition sets the scene for the viewer. Leading lines guide the eye through a photograph, drawing attention...
A view of Wizard Island from the rim of Crater Lake

Snowshoeing and winter sports fun creates unique photo opportunities

Taking pictures while out snowshoeing, or doing other winter sports like skiing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling, is fantastic. Snowshoe trekking is my winter...
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...
Lower half of the constellation Orion.

Astrophotography preparation brings success

Astrophotography is not easy but a little planning goes a long way. Learn the steps needed to get it right on the first try.

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...
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...