TAG: Composition

Achieving Your Potential

Contest: An Easter Egg in Achieving Your Potential

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An Easter Egg is a secret; for example, in software often it is a hidden pop-up window with an animation. In software, usually the Easter Egg is activated using a combination of keyboard and mouse actions. We’ve embedded an Easter Egg in one of the color photographs in my latest book, Achieving Your Potential: A Photographers Creative…

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

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VALERA AND NATASHA CHERKASHIN’S PHOTOGRAPHIC STRENGTHS DEFINE AN ERA.   As of this writing, I am pleased to present an on-going series, a Q&A dialogue with an outstanding selection of photographers whose work spans many genres and are established in the global sphere. Their powerfully strong and explosive imagery has captured the eyes of museum and…

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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…

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Getting the Most Out of a Photography Workshop – A Participant’s 10 Responsibilities

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I teach a lot of workshops throughout the year. Every so often a workshop participant asks: “How come I’m not getting the shots that the other photographers are getting?” That is exactly what happened on one of my Alaska workshops during a four-hour encounter we had with some killer whales who were teaching their young…

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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…

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How to Create Crystal-scapes with a Microscope

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Microscope and Set-Up Microscope photography, technically known as photo microscopy, offers a unique opportunity to view the world from a perspective beyond the realm of the human eye. However, many common microscope subjects, such as insects and biological specimens, do not appear photographically of interest from an artistic or creative point of view. Moreover, these…

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