Category Archives for "How-To"

Sep 24

#1043. To Bokeh or not to Bokeh

By pascaljappy | How-To

If you can tolerate the use of the noun Bokeh as a verb, this title does hint at what’s at the back of my mind 😉 Throwing a part of a scene into delicious cappuccino blur can produce visually stunning results. It’s also brought in me about a certain intolerance to those results. As if […]

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Jun 11

#1014. Books that Have Helped Me Grow as a Photographer

By Frank Field | How-To

In retirement, my avocation is landscape photography, particularly of the unmatched North Coast of California. As I’ve sought to transform myself from a high tech R&D leader to a photographer, I have accumulated about 200 volumes of monographs, collected works, histories, biographies and instructional works. Pascal’s call in DearSusan #995 for an index to influential […]

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May 11

#1001. The Fulfilling Photography Manifesto

By pascaljappy | How-To

Agility has its manifesto. Zen programming has its manifesto. There are probably more. Technical disciplines often implicitely require much creativity and their most advanced pracitionners seem to create these brief documents to impart an underlying philosophy that elevates the discipline from mere execution and extract the best from it. Digital photography has become very technical […]

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Mar 11

#977. DS Challenge : Bayhem and the state of competition photography

By Adrian | Art & Creativity , How-To

Anyone who is familiar with the work of the modern American film industry will understand the importance of the action movie. They have been a weapon in Hollywood’s arsenal since the 1980s, together with their older cousin the 1970s disaster movie. “The Towering Inferno” and “Poseidon Adventure” became “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Terminator”, and […]

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