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By Tim FarmerOn this year’s first photo safari, a friend and I searched for waterfalls in northwestern and western Arkansas. My last blog covered some of the general preparation for a trip like this. I’d like to recap and let you know what worked, what didn’t, and to share the overall experien ...
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PHOTOGRAPHING WITH KIDSGET THEM SHOOTING YOUNG AND HAVE FUN!by Jim BrooksHave you ever felt like you were photographically in a bit of a rut, or in a bit of a creative slump, or you just weren’t really feeling it? We all have felt that way at one time or another, and we usually snap out of it. I h ...
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Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just under two weeks away, so it’s time to clean your sensor, pack your gear bag, and make plans for summer photo adventures.This year, I’m planning on three photo outings, including two weekend trips and a big southwest trip at the end of the sum ...
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By Tim FarmerLast week I had the joy of shooting with another classic camera, the Contaflex. If you read my last post about shooting with a Rolfix, you may remember that I was not blown away by the results. The shooting experience was fun, but the images didn’t meet my expectations. I’ve shot a ...
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By Tim FarmerLately the thought of shooting film again has become very interesting to me. Be it for the hip factor, or going back to my roots as a shooter, or just giving myself a new challenge, there’s something very compelling about shooting film right now. Maybe it just me wanting to focus more ...
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By Tim FarmerRecently I read an article that asked the question, “does an image need to be sharp?” Before reading the article I had mind set that focus is critical for a great image. After reading the article I had to question my assumptions and review my favorite images, then ask myself what ma ...
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By Jim BrooksThe trip went great! Great weather, great food, lots of crazy people, and, of course, great photo opportunities. Shooting this event is fun, but it’s not as easy as it may seem to get good images. There is so much going on. There’s people everywhere, moving fast, laughing, screaming ...
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By Tim FarmerAs our smart phones take over the roll of our computers you may be wondering, “how can I take better advantage of my phone to improve my shooting?” What task can my phone do and which app is the best for that task? Some apps I will talk about here you have already heard about and so ...
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By Tim FarmerFor the longest time I struggled with story telling through photography.I could make what I considered compelling images. Nailing the exposure, balance the images (or some times purposely having the image out of balance or braking the golden rule of thirds to build tension). But what wa ...
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by EdwardCrimThere is a bit of confusion associated with some common terms for digital files. Many have been the time when a client brought me a file to print and when I asked how large the file was, have been told,“300 dpi”.“How large do you want me to print it?”“300 dpi”I would then op ...
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