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    Weekly photo quote to inspire. "If you want to make good photographs, a camera has to be second nature to you. Devoting too much attention to technical decisions can interfere with your creative processes." - Robert Farber

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    In late April my wife and I went to the Kingwood Center Mansion expecting to photograph tulips. But to our dismay, we were a little early and did not find many blooming. The previous year everything in northern Ohio bloomed weeks earlier than normal and this place was in full bloom of tulips. So...

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    Weekly photo quote to inspire. "To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." - Elliott Erwitt

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    2013 started off for me with our churches photography group getting together creating images close-up.  Each of us selected a table to setup at and picked items to photograph. We had many things, an old watch, stones, paper weight, artificial flowers,  and many more. I brought in a setup where ...

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    Weekly photo quote to inspire. "With photography, everything is in the eye and these days I feel young photographers are missing the point a bit. People always ask about cameras but it doesn't matter what camera you have. You can have the most modern camera in the world but if you don't have an ...

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    Squint Test

    December 2, 2013 | Brian Snyder

       When I was learning photography in the early 80s, my high school teacher told us to squint at the scene we were taking a picture of to try to envision what the B&W film would record. Now with digital, I still do a squint test because our eyes see detail and dynamic range so much greater ...

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    Weekly photography quote to inspire. "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." - George Eastman

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      As a landscape photographer I use graduated neutral density filters where necessary to control the dynamic range in my images as much as possible at camera capture. I purchased the Cokin Z filter holder to alleviate any vignette using a wide-angle lens. Originally I used a couple Cokin ...

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    Weekly photography quote to inspire. "Often the biggest thing blocking the light is your own shadow." - Ken Duncan

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            The first thing some may ask about the title is what is dynamic range? Dynamic range in photography is the range from the lightest object to the darkest object in the image. Usually we talk about this range in f/stops. The human eye is a marvelous organ engineered by our creator to ...

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