LETS TALK PHOTOGRAPHY
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY - BASICS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY - EQUIPMENT - PHOTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE
1.If you're over 60 years of age don't try and hand hold your camera with a shutter speed of 1/60 or less..Just saying. Seriously, use a tripod to ensure steadiness. If your camera has image stabilization or vibration reduction turn it OFF when using a tripod.
2.Most modern DSLR's and older SLR's have a diopter adjustment for the viewfinder. Make sure it's set correctly for your vision whether or not your wear glasses. One suggestion is to use the autofocus to get a good focus on the subject, then adjust the diopter setting until both subject and data information are in sharp focus.
3. If a cable release or remote shutter release is not available, use the camera's delay timer.
The whole idea is to minimize any camera movement. Have fun and as Joe McNally has said, "if you want to photograph something interesting, stand in front of something interesting".
Here are the results of our local Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk - 2015.
We had 14 photographers sign up for our local walk at the Lake Brownwood State Park, Brownwood, Texas and 12 participated in the walk. That's a great turn out for our community, Thank you Julie Mize for being the walk leader and for making this a great success.
We each presented images for consideration to be entered in the international competition in which only one can be entered. Here are the final twelve that were considered and the one which was selected for our groups entry. Which one would you have picked???
And the winner for the Lake Brownwood State Park Photo Walk 2015 is Amanda White.
Congratulations Amanda, we wish you luck in the international competition.
Mark your calendar for November 14 & 15th. 2015 for the Dallas Ft. Worth Photo Expo. The weekend expo will be held at the Arlington Conventions Center, Arlington, Texas. Hours will be 10 am to 6 pm on both days. I'll post more info as it becomes available.
Also, I am the guest artist to present a demonstration at the Brownwood Art Association this Saturday, October 10, 2015. Is Photography Art and Photography 101 will be the Program. The demonstration is open and free to the public and will be at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave, from 1 to 3 pm. Hope to see you then.
Since posting this image I have received numerous inquiries as to how it was made. It's quite simple assuming you have Adobe Photoshop or any other image enhancement software that has a Motion Blur Filter and layers with masking abilities. As with most image enhancement software there are probably several different methods to accomplish the desired effect. Since I used Adobe Photoshop here's a brief description of how I used the Motion Blur Filter. Once the image is adjusted for Composition, Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, etc it is opened in Photoshop and a duplicate layer is made. Mask out any subjects you do not want to apply the Motion Blur too. Select the Motion Blur Filter and adjust the amount of blur you find best works for the image. I find that images with horizontal features and a variety of colors and hues work best for this type of effect. That's the basic procedure. I would recommend experimenting with various adjustments and subjects. Good luck.