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Wrong is sometimes right… and other considerations

In Landscapes, Scenes & Scenarios, Wildlife by Jack GrahamLeave a Comment

  At times there are a few traps we photographers fall into that hinder our creativity. Often the most common trap encountered is following rules … especially when it comes to composition. The four main rules in photography are: The rule of thirds; reading an image from left to right; avoid centering the horizon; and finally, not putting the subject of interest in the center of the image. All are valid. However, if you disregard these rules and in the …

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Making a Short Story… Long!

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Editor’s note: Many thanks to longtime Singh-Ray shooter and friend Jack Graham for contributing this article. Putting this post together helped us make a pleasant discovery, a beautiful and free online photography magazine we were not aware of – Extraordinary Vision Magazine. More details at the end of this post. Long exposure photography has become very popular, with many popular websites and magazines featuring long exposure photography. So what constitutes a long exposure? Most DSLR cameras available today allow us …

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Filter Basics

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Jack GrahamLeave a Comment

Our thanks to Jack for providing this concise primer on using these essential filters – polarizers, solid and variable neutral density filters and graduated neutral density filters. Click on any of Jack’s beautiful images below to enlarge. “My first thought is always of Light” Galen Rowell Filters are a hot topic – sometimes quite controversial. Which is best to use? Which is the best value? And on … and on. Please note the opinions stated in this article are entirely …

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Shooting long exposures that help us to see beyond the sharply focused details

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The rolling hills, forests, waterfalls, and prairies of southern Indiana defined the vision I see in nature today. In 1989, I moved to northern California and then again to my current home near Portland, OR, right in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Long-exposure photography has become very popular in the last few years. Many of our popular websites and magazines are featuring long-exposure photography. Several filter manufactures have also noticed this and have added neutral density filters to …