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Editorial: 5 Reasons why I haven’t used my DSLR for months

31 Jul


Compact cameras, smartphones and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are getting seriously good these days, and for a lot of photographers, they’re supplementing or even replacing older, bulkier DSLR kit. After he finished our recently-published review of the Fujifilm X100S, dpreview editor Barnaby Britton realized that he hadn’t picked up his DSLR for months. In this short feature, he explains why.

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Desolate Desertions: 7 Abandoned Wonders of Antarctica

31 Jul

[ By Steph in 7 Wonders Series & Global. ]

Abandoned Antarctica Main

At the end of the earth, in some of the most remote places known to man, the remains of ill-advised human exploration and activity can be found in the form of rusting equipment, buildings almost entirely buried in snow, and abandoned ships. Left behind due to inaccessibility, war, failing industries and harsh, inhospitable conditions, these whaling factories, military bases and research facilities make up some of the world’s eeriest ghost towns.

Whaler’s Bay Ghost Town, Deception Island

Abandoned Anatarctica Deception Island Whalers Bay 1

Abandoned Antarctica Deception Island Whalers Bay 2

Abandoned Antarctica Deception Island Whalers Bay 3

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Established as a ship base on C-shaped Deception Island by a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company in the early 20th century, Whaler’s Bay was abandoned when oil prices plummeted during the Great Depression. It sat empty until the British reclaimed it as a base in 1944, but a series of volcanic eruptions in the 1960s sent everyone packing again. A mudslide caused by the most recent eruption in 1969 buried many of the structures.

Decades later, it’s totally empty but for the remains of the buildings, equipment and ships. Deception Island is so named because the tiny entrance to its bay is difficult to find; some explorers thought the island was nothing but high, rocky cliffs that are impossible to access. Once inside, however, visitors are greeted by surprisingly warm waters courtesy of the dormant volcanoes, which boil in some spots but offer comfortable bathing in others.

Pole of Inaccessability with Bust of Lenin

Abandoned Antarctica Pole of Inaccessibility

Abandoned Antarctica Pole of Inaccessibility 2

Abanoned Antarctica Pole of Inaccessibility 3

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The southern point of inaccessibility – the point in Antarctica that’s furthest from any ocean – is the location of a now-defunct Soviet research station established in 1958. As difficult to reach as it was, the station was never very robust; it had a hut for four people, a radio shack, and an electrical hut, all of which were pre-fabricated and brought in on tractors. The base was in use for a whopping 12 days before it was suspended indefinitely due to its remote location. All that was left behind was a single building topped with a bust of Vladimir Lenin. Snow drifts have buried most of the building so that the bust is all that can be seen of it today.

Grytviken Harbour, South Georgia

Abandoned Antarctica Grytviken Shackleton's Hut

Abandoned Antarctica Grytviken Whaling Station

Abandoned Antarctica Grytviken

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This rusted jumble of equipment was once a large Norwegian whaling base, with about 300 men working to process captured whales, rendering the blubber, meat, bones and viscera into oil. Established in 1904 in the most protected harbor of British-owned South Georgia Island, which offered plenty of flat land for building, it soon became home to an Argentine meteorological station as well. But over the following sixty years, the population of whales in the seas around the island declined dramatically, and by 1966, the station closed. The whaling station site is still littered with whale bones as well as carcasses of industry and architecture. The island of Grytviken is also the gravesite of the explorer Ernest Shackleton, who was buried alongside whalers who died there.

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Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

31 Jul

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In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square format. Today I think it will be interesting to explore the concept of balance in relation to photographic composition in more depth.

Central composition

Black and white photo

This is a portrait that I created with a central composition. There are a couple of interesting things going on here. One is that the composition is virtually symmetrical. One half of the image is a mirror image of the other, with a few variations. In this case, that reinforces the sense of balance created by the central composition.

What happens if we crop the image to move the girl’s face off-centre, closer to a third? Let’s take a look. Here I’ve cropped it to the 4:3 aspect ratio:

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Do you see the difference? In this example the eye is encouraged to move around the frame more by the off-centre composition. Placing the girl’s face off-centre has created a more dynamic composition.

The first version is about balance, the second is about being off balance and adding a kind of tension to the image. The subject is the same, but one simple variation in composition creates two different effects.

Tonal contrast

The portrait is also an interesting study in tonal contrast. The light tones of the face and scarf contrast with each other. Roughly one-third of the image is made up of light tones, and the rest dark tones. What we’re looking at here is an example of what some photographers refer to as visual mass. Light tones pull the eye more than dark tones. Therefore, to create a balanced image, there needs to be more dark tones than light tones. If the ratio was around equal, the image wouldn’t feel so balanced.

This is what happens if we crop the portrait to a square. The ratio of light to dark tones is about even. But the sense of balance between dark and light tones in the original has been lost:

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Here’s another example of balancing the visual mass between light and dark tones:

Black and white photo

Now, here’s another example to illustrate the same concept:

Black and white photo

The photo is split into three bands. The strips of dark tones at the top and the bottom are balanced by the band of light tone in the middle.

There are other ways this image is balanced too. The mountains occupy the bottom part of the frame, and are balanced by a large expanse of stormy sky. The mountains have more visual mass than the sky, therefore the photo benefits from having more sky in it.

The telegraph pole in the bottom right third is the focal point of the image. It has a lot of visual mass, assisted by its placement on the thirds. The visual mass of the telegraph pole is so strong that even at this small size it is balanced by the rest of the image.

Finally, an image with a composition that at first glance seems to be at odds with what I said earlier about tonal balance:

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In this image, the light tones of the salt flats are balanced by the brooding dark tones of the mountains and sky in the distance.

The thing about visual mass and balance is that they are difficult concepts to condense down into rules like the rule-of-thirds. Every scene is different and the best composition may depend as much upon your intent (ie. would you like a balanced image, or a less balanced one with more dynamic tension?) as it does upon the subject.

One of the best ways to improve the composition of your images is to read as much about these concepts as you can, absorb them, and then compose according to ‘feel’. Does the image feel right when you look through the viewfinder? As your understanding of composition improves, so will your photos.

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My latest ebook, Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras introduces you to digital photography and helps you make the most out of your digital cameras. It covers concepts such as lighting and composition as well as the camera settings you need to master to take photos like the ones in this article.

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Review: Landscapes in Lightroom 5 eBook

31 Jul

Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step GuideFriend and fellow landscape photographer Michael Frye has released a new ebook today:

Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide 

Use code lr520 to save 20%

This discount is good through Sunday August 4th midnight PST.

Michael is equally as talented as a teacher as he is as a photographer. His ebook includes a great combination of tips, tricks, overview information, videos and even downloadable image files to practice on. The design is clean and most importantly the information is invaluable if you’re looking to get the most out of Lightroom 5 with your landscape and nature photography.

Included in the ebook:

  • Lightroom 5 “Development Module” improvement/feature overview
  • Detailed workflow discussions and examples
  • Numerous comparisons of images processed with Lightroom 5, 4 and 3
  • 8 videos detailing discussed techniques
  • DNG Raw file downloads to practice with as you read 6 LR development examples
  • and a lot more

Be sure to take advantage of the 20% discount with code lr520 and download a copy.




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CGI vs. Photography – The Great Image Debate

31 Jul

As photographers we are now being faced with a new type of image revolution. It’s one that is so serious it could change the way that images are created, bought and sold. So what is better a real or CGI image? This new revolution threatens the very professional photographic industry that each of us aspire to be a part of. Continue Reading

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Announcing My New Flipboard Magazine: Inspired Exposure

31 Jul
My New Flipboard Magazine: Inspired Exposure

I’m curating inspiring photos on Flipboard subscribe here

If you have yet to try Flipboard, an Android & iOS app for your phone or tablet, I highly recommend it. Up until a few months ago it was primarily a fancy news reader, but they’ve opened it up for people to curate “magazines” with interesting content. I’ve recently created a Flipboard magazine titled “Inspired Exposure” to curate inspiring photography and artistry. I invite you to subscribe to Inspired Exposure the Magazine  to find amazing photos, tutorials, and more that inspire me creatively.  Enjoy!

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Win a $1500 Bag and Lens Prize Pack with Living Lanscapes

31 Jul

Landscapes_cover.jpgLast week we, with great excitement, let you know about our anticipated new Landscape Photography eBook with a 33% discount for early birds.

We just love everything about this eBook. The cover, the subject, and the engaging and easy to follow writing style of Todd.

It’s seems as though you do too …

Here’s some feedback we received 24 hours after it went on sale!

“I got this eBook first thing this morning and have spent the rest of the day reading, dreaming and then taking an impromptu short road trip into the mountains outside of the town where I live to practice my landscape photography. I can’t thank you enough for the motivation and teaching to improve my work!” – Brenda Mason

“I love this eBook. It is so cool to learn from people like Todd. I can’t wait to use what I have learned today by reading it. I have so many new ideas!” – Gavin Banyard

Given the fantastic response to this eBook, we’re going to celebrate by giving you the chance to win a Landscape Photography Pack worth $ 1500!

You’ll win an awesome rotation180° Professional Deluxe backpack (worth $ 500)  from MindShiftGear, plus $ 1000USD worth of lenses you can use for your landscape photography.  (Todd includes some great information on this in the eBook)

To enter all you need to do is pick up a copy of Living Landscapes.

If you’re already a proud owner of a copy then congrats, you’re already entered.

The Prize

The winner will receive a rotation180° Professional Deluxe backpack (worth $ 500) from MindShiftGear. You can say thanks on their Facebook page here. Plus you can choose either a single or combination of lenses to suit your needs up to the value of $ 1000 USD.

So, Canon owners can choose Canon mount lenses. Nikon owners can choose Nikon mount lenses. Micro 4/3 camera owners can choose lenses to suit their cameras.



Based upon previous competitions I know we’ll get a number of questions so here are some FAQs:

  • What if I already purchased Living Landscapes? You’re in the draw and don’t need to do anything else.
  • Is this open to all international readers? Yes. We’ll ship the prizes to you anywhere at our cost. Our preference for the lenses is to use B&H Photo and Video but if you live outside of their delivery area we’ll work with a local supplier to get your prize to you.
  • Can I enter more than once? No, there is only one entry per person. Multiple purchases of the eBook only get you one entry.
  • Are there any conditions of entry? Yes, just one. The only condition of entry is that you allow us to publish your name on the blog when you’re drawn as a winner (we’ll keep any other details private). This way everyone will know who has won (we’ve previously had winners ask not to be named which has been difficult to be transparent about winner announcements).

Here’s the deal in a Nutshell

Buy Living Landscapes before Thursday 15th August and you get:

  • 33% off the eBook – worth $ 29.99, you get it for $ 19.99
  • An entry into the $ 1500 USD Landscape Photography Prize Pack Prize Draw
  • Plus (and most importantly) you’ll come away from reading the eBook with some inspired landscape photography skills!

We’ll draw and notify the winner on the 16th August and then publish their name here on the dPS blog. If the winner doesn’t respond within 7 days we’ll draw another winner and publish their name on the blog.

Pick up a copy of Living Landscapes today.

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The walking series – ein iPhone-Projekt

31 Jul

Ein Beitrag von: Martina Woll

Die Idee zu diesem Projekt kam mir genau am 19. September 2012, während der Arbeit. Ich bin Angestellte in einem kleinen Büro. Manchmal bin ich eine Weile allei und wenn ich meine Arbeit erledigt habe, schlendere ich mit meinem iPhone in der Hand durch die Büroräume auf der Suche nach Motiven.

Dann fotografiere ich zum Beispiel Büroutensilien wie Stifte, Klammern, Stempel oder auch die Schränke, Teppiche, Fenster, Jalousien, meine Kaffeetasse oder meine im Wartezimmer ausgestellten Fotos. Da das aber mit der Zeit langweilig wird, weil man ja nicht jede Woche neue Büroutensilien oder Mobiliar bekommt, stehe ich auch ganz gern mal am Fenster und beobachte, was draußen auf der Straße passiert.

© Martina Woll

Unser Büro liegt in einer kleinen Seitenstraße parallel zu einer vielbefahrenen Straße, die in die Innenstadt führt. Direkt neben dem Haus ist eine kleine T-Kreuzung, in der Nähe befinden sich Berufsschulen, ein Studentenwohnheim, ein TÜV, ein Erotikdiscounter, der Drogenstrich und um drei Ecken auch der Hauptbahnhof. Es ist also eigentlich immer was los und es laufen die unterschiedlichsten Typen Mensch vorbei.

Auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite befindet sich ein Renovierungsdiscounter. Vom Bürofenster meines Chefs aus kann ich die seitliche Hauswand des Discounters sehen, davor die Straße mit Bürgersteig, auf dem die Menschen vorbei gehen. Die Wand des Discounters ist mit Aluminium-Wellblech und einem kleinen Anbau versehen, was eine schöne grafische Wirkung hat, wie ich finde.

Dazu steht vor dem Fenster des Büros ein großer Baum, dessen Äste und Blätter ins Bild hineinragen und ihm einen ansprechenden Rahmen geben. So stand ich also an jenem Septembertag am Fenster im Büro meines Chefs und beobachtete das Treiben vor dem Haus. Das geht natürlich nur, wenn mein Chef nicht da ist, was aber meistens vormittags der Fall ist.

© Martina Woll

Ich fotografierte wieder einmal die Fassade, als eine Person durchs Bild lief. Da traf es mich wie ein Blitz und mir kam die Idee, doch einfach die Menschen, die an dieser Fassade vorbei gehen, zu fotografieren und gleich eine Serie daraus zu machen. Ein wahrer Geistesblitz und das nach sieben(!) Jahren, die ich bis dahin in diesem Büro arbeitete.

Zunächst hatte ich mich nicht wirklich auf einen bestimmten Bildschnitt festgelegt und habe die Leute immer grade da fotografiert, wo ich sie entdeckte. Die Idee, nur einen ganz speziellen Bildausschnitt zu verwenden, kam mir erst nach einer Weile, als ich einen gewissen Blick für die Szenerie entwickelt hatte.

Der Titel der Serie ist eigentlich auch nicht ganz richtig. Wollte ich anfangs nur die Menschen fotografieren, die durchs Bild gingen, wurde mir schnell klar, dass ich doch gern alles, was in diesem Bildausschnitt passiert, für die Serie festhalten wollte, also auch Radfahrer, Autos, LKWs, Tiere. Der Grundgedanke war aber, die vorbeigehenden Menschen zu fotografieren, weshalb ich den Namen „the walking series“ beibehalten werde.

© Martina Woll

Nach einer kleinen Weile entschied ich mich also für einen Bildausschnitt vom Lüftungsschacht links neben dem Anbau bis hin zu diesem Fleck in der Fassade rechts im Bild, um eine Konstante reinzubringen. Das gelingt natürlich nicht immer, weil die Kamera vielleicht nicht schnell genug scharf stellt oder die Person zu schnell durchs Bild läuft.

Generell ist alles, was schneller als Schrittgeschwindigkeit ist, eine Herausforderung, denn meine Sicht aus dem Fenster ist begrenzt und ich sehe nicht wirklich, was von links oder rechts angerauscht kommt. Ich habe nur einen Bruchteil einer Sekunde Zeit, das Bild zu machen.

Dann gibt es auch ganz unglückliche Momente, wenn ich etwa die Kamera kurz herunter nehme, weil mir der Arm vom minutenlangen Hochhalten – um nichts zu verpassen – weh tut und just in diesem Moment etwas passiert. So rollte kürzlich ein Junge auf einem Skateboard vorbei, gerade als ich die Kamera vom Fenster wegnahm und nicht mehr schnell genug reagieren konnte.

© Martina Woll

Sehr ärgerlich, denn einen Skateboarder habe ich noch nicht in meiner Serie! Ich möchte nämlich gern alles Mögliche in meiner Serie vereinen. Ein schickes Auto, ein interessanter Fußgänger, Radfahrer, LKW-Fahrer, die Müllmänner, den Postboten, Schulkinder, Rentner, Gassi-Geher, die „Prostituierte von nebenan“ … einfach von allem etwas.

Es gehört sehr viel Glück dazu, gerade in dem Moment am Fenster zu stehen, in dem etwas Interessantes passiert. Und natürlich stehe ich nicht den ganzen Tag am Fenster, ein wenig arbeiten muss ich „zwischendurch“ ja auch noch. Es sind vielleicht ein paar Minuten am Stück, manchmal auch mehrere Male über den Tag verteilt, die ich am Fenster auf Motive warte.

Wer weiß, was ich alles verpasse, wenn ich an meinem eigenen Schreibtisch sitze, mit wunderschönem Panoramablick auf unseren Aktenschrank. Ich hatte schon überlegt, meinen Chef zu fragen, ob wir die Büros tauschen, aber dann arbeite ich womöglich gar nicht mehr.

Ganz hibbelig werde ich, wenn mich mein Chef zu sich ins Büro zitiert und ich dann mit Blick zum Fenster vor seinem Schreibtisch stehe. In einem solchen Moment habe ich dann natürlich kein iPhone in der Hand und wie das Leben so spielt, passiert oft ausgerechnet dann etwas Sehenswertes.

© Martina Woll

Anderseits könnte ich meinem Chef auch von der Serie erzählen. Ich denke nicht, dass er ein Problem damit hätte, wenn ich während der Besprechung dann mal kurz ans Fenster springe und ein Foto mache.

Aber zurück zur Serie. An sich mag ich es am liebsten, wenn es bewölkt ist, dann sind die Lichter und Schatten im Bild nicht zu hart und man kann sich ganz der Person oder dem Geschehen im Bild widmen. Aber auch Sonnenschein und der dadurch entstehende Schatten des Baumes an der Fassade haben durchaus ihren Reiz! Man kann dann schöne „Such-Bilder“ zaubern.

Die Bildqualität des iPhones ist leider nicht so optimal, erst recht nicht, weil ich für den gewünschten Bildschnitt ein wenig Zoomen muss. Bei Sonnenschein oder bewölktem Himmel geht es noch, schlimm wird es schlechten Lichtverhältnissen wie etwa bei Regen oder frühabendlicher Dämmerung in den Wintermonaten.

© Martina Woll

Da muss ich dann leider mit einem Qualitätsverlust leben. Die Schärfe verrutscht auch des Öfteren mal, weil die Kamera gern auf den ins Bild ragenden Ast scharf stellt, statt auf die Fassade dahinter. Manch einer wird sich jetzt sicher fragen, warum ich dann nicht einfach auf eine „richtige“ Kamera zurückgreife, die qualitativ hochwertige Bilder macht.

Ist ja auch nicht so, als hätte ich nicht genug davon. Nun, ich habe natürlich schon darüber nachgedacht, mehrmals sogar, und war auch schon kurz davor, die Kamera zu wechseln, aber ich habe die Serie als iPhone-Fotoprojekt gestartet und so möchte ich sie auch weiter- und irgendwann zu Ende führen. Außerdem liebe ich es, trotz diverser Schwächen, mit dem iPhone zu fotografieren.

Es hat den Vorteil, dass ich die geschossenen Bilder gleich bearbeiten und bei Instagram und Tumblr hochladen kann. Mit einer „richtigen“ Kamera müsste ich die Bilder erst auf den PC laden, dort bearbeiten und wieder auf’s iPhone packen, um sie dann von dort hochladen zu können. Das ist mir zu umständlich und langwierig. Da verzichte ich lieber auf etwas Bildqualität, zumal ich sie ja eh nie großformatig drucken lassen oder ausstellen werde.

© Martina Woll

An Bildbearbeitung mache ich übrigens gar nicht so viel. Ich nehme die Bilder im Querformat auf, schneide sie mit einer Bildbearbeitungs-App meiner Wahl (VSCOcam, Afterlight) quadratisch und stelle höchstens die Helligkeit ein und aktiviere die Funktion „Fade“, womit sich die Schatten etwas aufhellen lassen.

Die Bilder sind natürlich alle „ungestellt“, aber ein paar inszenierte Aufnahmen musste ich dann doch machen. So habe ich zum Beispiel meinem Mann die Kamera in die Hand gedrückt, bin selber mal durchs Bild gelaufen und habe im Gegenzug natürlich auch meinen Mann fotografiert.

Oder ich habe ihn gebeten, mit Herbie vorbei zu fahren, damit auch er, also Herbie, ein Teil der Serie wird. Einige Freunde haben auch schon angedroht, vorbeizukommen und durch’s Bild zu laufen. Vielleicht mache ich daraus dann ein kleines Special, wenn sich genug Leute finden.

© Martina Woll

Meine Serie wird nun bald ein Jahr alt und zum Jubiläum möchte ich einen kleinen Bildband herausbringen. Wer diesbezüglich auf dem Laufenden bleiben möchte, der darf mir gern bei Instagram, Tumblr oder Facebook folgen, dort werde ich alles Entsprechende verkünden.

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Three Useful Tips On How To Make Your Photography Backdrops Fun

31 Jul


The popular image of a professional photographer is of somebody who takes portrait pictures against a purely white background. To the very top with their profession, this really is all they desire, but it is more common in a photography business to find customers who want dynamic backgrounds. These could be of the nation’s flag, or simply of different colors, however the professional photographer will also be able to provide additional options. Amateur photographers and people studying the subject at school, will also want to use more than just an ordinary white background. Rather than going for traditional colors or images like flags, it’s a good idea to shake some misconception a little by utilizing fun and dynamic photography backdrop sets to present your subjects a much more interesting picture. There are lots of ways in which you are able to improve the appearance of your respective backgrounds.

1) Get Relevant
Use striking images that is popular with customers. There will always be themes which people find interesting, like fairy-castle, racing cars, and holiday themes. It is easy to purchase posters and also other accessories that can fit into the theme, and printed backgrounds can be acquired which will satisfy your clients. By way of example, as the Twilight series is as popular as ever, a spooky theme, with large full moons, and mists, will surprise clients who want to theme their picture around the popular book and film series. Needless to say, this type of background also doubles as a ‘rock and roll’ theme, therefore it is a good purchase for those on a low cost. Bricks or walls as backgrounds will also be very popular, although sometimes your subjects will have their own ideas in what they want. Some clients have even joined together with the fun and dressed up as a comedy villain and heroine, together a backdrop of a train appearing about to run them down. These types of backdrops may bring out the fun side of clients, and also help you to capture a good portrait ones.

2) Go Wild
One other popular theme with people and one which may be turned into a fantastic and fun picture is nature image. The seaside is particularly popular, and also the photographer can enhance the image with the addition of buckets and spades. This backdrop is perfect for children, but young partners might prefer a more ‘windswept’ theme. Nature can even be charming, so performing a portrait picture of a family with their pets could be enhanced by using a ‘nature’ picture to their rear, full of animals. For anyone with an eye for the budget, self-printed images of animal prints can be quite a good alternative, or even a large print tablecloth with animal images on can be a cheaper replacement for buying printed backdrops.

3) Try it for yourself
Of course, don’t assume all professional photographers contain the budget to splash on a variety of different backdrops, which is where the principle of DIY could be a good way to come up with a fun background without splashing the cash. The best form of DIY photography backdrop is one made from torn sheets of colored paper, or ribbons, strung in the studio utilizing an old curtain rail. These could look particularly effective if you adopt a colour scheme, such as green or blue strips. Ribbons help give a classier look to the images, because they have neat edges, and appear smooth and professional. An alternative for these backdrops is by using wallpaper or print stamps to make fun and original backgrounds. See TheLAShop for excellent photography ideas.


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Gates of the Valley By Moonlight, Yosemite

31 Jul
Gates of the Valley By Moonlight, Yosemite

Yosemite Valley seen under moonlight during a long exposure

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

? Marcus Aurelius

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