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Friday, August 23, 2019
Minnehaha Falls flowing into a mug

Forced perspective requires practice and an open mind

Forced perspective is a technique that creates illusions and produce an array of different effects with strategic use of environmental context and other cues....
Cars of the Grand Canyon Railway going around a curve

Capturing expressive photos when traveling on trains

Last year I spent about one hundred and twenty five hours on passenger rail in the US, which is how long it takes to...
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...

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...

Using movement to draw the eye through a photograph

Movement is a very important aspect to discuss in photography, and is one of our four main visual cues of depth, movement, color, and...
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...

Creatively using shadows and lighting for dynamic nighttime photos

Nighttime photography can be an exhilarating and adventurous experience. The contrast of dark shadows and bright lights create new challenges and dynamic outcomes. The...
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....
gingerbread house with a bi pride flag

Boosting your food photography game during the holidays

It’s the holidays, which is the season of special family meals, eating out and stopping for nice treats to help get through all the...
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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...