Photo101 Rehab #8


ISO 200 28mm f/22 1/3
Olympus E-M10 ISO 200 28mm f/22 1/3

ISO 200 31mm f/22 1/20
Olympus E-M10 ISO 200 31mm f/22 1/20

You should visit Cardinal Guzman post if you want to learn how to create the star effects, which inspired #8 Photo 101 Rehab.

After shooting over 40 photos, I am not happy with the best I could make. This is not easy, Cardinal! I tried to replicate your instructions, without multiplying all mistakes I already made. Back to the classroom. Mayday…Help… fellows of Photo101 Rehab Clinic!

And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.


Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.

Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.

Some of us, including me, didn’t want to say goodbye, and started feeling the first addiction’s symptoms, as described by inmate Albert nty6x at his blog Passionately Curious.

“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

I had to think of something to resolve this.

Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy,  Terri, the newcomer Bampa’s Views, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.

The Rehab rules are simple:

Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.

Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.

Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you  can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.

How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.

Have fun! And thanks for participating.

Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!



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32 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #8

  1. Thanks for the mention. Unfortunately the WordPress pingback function is unstable these days, so your post hasn’t showed up as a pingback… You can clearly see the diffraction (the star effect) here. The effect is also depending on angles and distance and the type of light. I’m really glad to know that my post got you into experimenting!


            1. Maybe, but seriously, I was trying to learn the right way to get the effect because what Cardinal said is right; it depends on the angle, distance abd type of light. Just repeating the same settings he used for his photos, didn’t work so i started trying other possibilities.

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    1. I checked out CG’s post and looked back at your chandelier. What do you think of cropping down to show only the left three bulbs or another section?? Using my hand to try this, it made the stars easier to see and more dramatic.


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