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Music Photography – Shooting the Big Stage

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I recently wrote about the pros and cons of shooting from the hallowed photographers pit at gigs. Of course, the main benefit of shooting from the pit is to get close. But what do you do when you have a pass to the photo pit, but upon arrival, you find you’re still not very close?…

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Nature Photography – Tricks for controlling the background of your images

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SELECTING A SUITABLE BACKGROUND Images are most pleasing when the background is uncluttered and doesn’t compete with the subject for the viewer’s attention. Distracting backgrounds are enormous problems in the images of beginning photographers and occasionally even those of more experienced shooters. Normally, it is best to seek a background that is a homogeneous color…

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Adventure Photography – Telling a Story

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When I critique student images in my photo workshops, I often see pictures that have great potential, but that don’t quite knock it out of the park. There are usually two main reasons why a photo falls short. The tendency for many novice photographers is to either focus too much on a singular piece of…

Music Photography – Thinking Outside the Pit

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A while back I wrote about how to get a pass to take photos at a gig. That pass not only gives you permission to take photos, it will also allow you into the hallowed photo pit, if the venue has one, usually during the first three songs. But, like buying an expensive lens, getting…

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Photography, Accidental Inventions and the Space–Time Continuum
By Rick Sammon

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In this excerpt, I’d like to share with you two concepts that may, at first, sound a bit far out. After reading about them, however, I think you will see how they make sense when it comes to your photography. In addition, I think they will also give you a feeling of satisfaction about the…

FIGURE 24 The same photo in black and white (A) and color (B). In this case, the color wasn’t contributing anything useful to the image, and in fact the muted colors on this rainy day were lowering the overall energy. Converting to black and white and increasing the contrast helped raise the energy.

Black and White vs. Color Photography

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If color is so great, then why is black-and-white photography so popular? One simple reason is that it removes color as a component completely, removing any visual intensity and extraneous subtext that the color contributed to the image. If your image is a little too intense, removing the color might put its visual intensity back…

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