What Does ‘Peek’ Your Interest in a Photo?

It’s a hot day, and these tourists seem to rest on a bench at the ruins of the Alhambra castle in Granada, Spain.  Or have they had an argument and can’t talk to each other? ‘Show us just enough of your subject to peek our interest.’ Which of these photos do you think are the […]

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You May be Tall But You Will Feel Small

And as we introduced each other during a Skype call, he told me that he was under the impression that we had already met in person, years ago, during a management conference in Switzerland. I couldn’t remember him at all, and the more he described that encounter, the more embarrassed I felt. He had his […]

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Diary of An Ex KLM Platinum Frequent Flyer

I have once been a Platinum frequent flyer of KLM Dutch airline, which may sound great to some, but to me, it’s a sad reminder of a period when airport lounges were more familiar to me than home. Having said that, I add that I was never afraid of flying. And I’m sure I have […]

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Imagecraft Bootcamp — Electric Blue

Happy holidays to you and yours!  This is Mitch, your host for the series. One of the things that has kept me frantically busy this year during the lead up to Christmas was six long days of computer training down in Washington, DC last week.  I was out of the hotel room everyday by 6:30 […]

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Imagecraft Bootcamp — Creepy

Hi, this is your host for the series, Mitch!  Who is up for doing a creepy image for All Hallows Eve (Halloween)?  You have just enough time to whip one together and post it before the kiddies come around begging for treats on Saturday night. A couple of years ago, my wife and I drove […]

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Imagecraft Bootcamp — Shooting From the Dark Side

Hi, this is Mitch again.  No, you are not going to be become Sith warriors!  Sorry, but being a lifelong Star Wars fan, I had to say that (hah!). No, this post is all about shooting from the dark side of a subject… the shadowed side… the side opposite from the light source… the side […]

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Imagecraft Bootcamp — Low-Key Images

Last week we showcased high-key photography, therefore it makes sense to showcase low-key photography this week, an example of which you can see above. For low-key imagery, we’re basically reversing the process that we had the last week.  Instead of boosting the highlights to make a light, ethereal looking photograph — we emphasize the shadow tones to make […]

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