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Composition and Critique - understanding a photograph

August 14, 2016 - Understanding how to look at a photo and seeing what bothers or impresses you about it is the key to everything. I looke...
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An Approach to Post Processing.

September 24, 2015 - I realize this is a long - and dense - article, especially for a blog post but please try to persevere through it. I am...
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The Rules of Composition, The Rules of Art.

April 05, 2015 - The 'Rules of Composition' are a bad theory (a theory is a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is bas...
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Combat Photography

September 02, 2014 - Save the date -September 24th, 2014. At the next meeting of the Central Maryland Photographers Guild, two experienced...
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Review: Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography - MD Fed Art

June 02, 2014 - Review: Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography Maryland Federation of Art shown concurrently with the Potters...
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Review- Naturevisions Traveling Exhibit at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

May 14, 2014 - Review of a traveling exhibit by NatureVisions.org at The Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center www.the...
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Review-Six Artists, Two Great Shows

May 10, 2014 - Review – The New Pictorialists and Silver Visions The New Pictorialists – Through May 31 Full Circle, 33 East 21st Str...
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Anatomy of a street shot.

March 03, 2014 - This short essay is a followup to a presentation I made at the Central Maryland Photographers Guild about street shootin...
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Review- Group Show, Kish Gallery, Slayton House, Wilde Lake

February 26, 2014 - A group show with two themes - " Honoring Women of the World: Commemorating International Women's Day "- work of Ann vo...
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Review - Photos at the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Comm Ctre, Col., MD

February 13, 2014 - Review of a photography exhibit 'Artists' Choice' at The Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center www.them...
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Review - John Petro Photos at Horowitz Center Art Dept. Gallery

February 05, 2014 - Review of 'Signals in the Noise' a photography exhibit by John Petros open from Jan 24 - Mar 17, 2014, at the Howard Cou...
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The process of Street Photography - Part II - The Goal Decides the Equipment

November 29, 2013 - Does Equipment Count? Well certainly it does – to some degree. The right equipment will make the path to the final goal...
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The Process of Street Photography - Part III: The Arc of Street Photography

November 28, 2013 - Here are four snippets from http://street-photography-manifesto.tumblr.com/ that put some conceptual fences around stree...
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The Myths of Street Shooting - explained and busted

September 23, 2013 - I was incited to write this post because of a question posted on an Internet forum and the several answers that followed...
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What is Street Photography? - and what it isn't

May 24, 2013 - I was incited to write this post after looking through a great many 'street photo' forum posts and reading online discus...
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The Meaning of 'meaning'

April 15, 2013 - 'Meaning' in art simply describes some sort of connection or communication with the viewer. The viewer see something, an...
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Getting to a Final Image - some words on editing photos for a new photographer

January 03, 2013 - The typical way to get into editing is mechanical. People learn some photo-editing techniques or tricks and then they wa...
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Getting to the image - how people see and how the photographer can use that. Pt 1

November 22, 2012 - This is the first of a series of posts that deal with how viewers of any level of photographic sophistication actually p...
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Semiotics of Images - why some images are more comfortable than others -Part 2

November 21, 2012 - Semiotics Content is king. Whatever else people 'get' from an image, how they relate to the subject either intellectual...
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Creating an image - the important things and a false start on composition - Part 3

November 20, 2012 - As far as I am concerned, the photographer must see through to the final image from the very start of the process, even...
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Managing the Center(s) of Interest - Part 4

November 19, 2012 - Centers of interest People look at your pictures and instinctively try to figure out why everything is there and why ea...
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