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WordPress at 20: The CMS that revolutionized the web!

  WordPress is turning 20 years old Being a professional Graphic Designer I utilize WordPress’s powerful features and tools to create website for a living. It is definitely an amazing tool that has change the way websites are created. See the article snippet and link to full article below.   WordPress is turning 20 years old, and we can’t help but reminisce on all the years so far. Our favorite CMS has come a long way since its beginning, celebrating […]

The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality. — Scott Lorenzo

Canon Says the Camera Market Is Looking Up, Shares Plan for Canon DSLRs

I thought this was an interesting article as I am one of the photographers still using a Canon DSLRs. My 5D Mark IV is still a great camera that still has a lot of life left in it. In the article Canon talks about how the smartphone has decimated the camera industry for the past decade. See article by Alex Cooke on Fstoppers. It’s no secret that the smartphone has decimated the camera industry for the past decade, but according […]

Six Photography Books to Add to Your Christmas List

It is that time of the year again where you are looking for presents for loved one and friends.  Photography books are always a great gift for the photography enthusiasts you know. Below is an article by “Paul Warning” on fstoppers listing Six Photography Books to Add to Your Christmas List. Santa’s coming! And for many photography enthusiasts, that means gear! For the luckiest amongst you, it might mean lenses and bodies. Others might be looking forward to a Loupedeck Live or Simplr […]

Eastern Sierra 2022 Gallery

The Eastern Sierra 2022 Gallery highlights California’s High Sierra eastern kingdom, that’s filled with some of the Sierra’s most rugged and magnificent terrain. The eastern Sierra stretches from Lone Pine in the south to the Nevada line in the north and contains many of the Sierra’s most awe inspiring settings. From the highest mountain in the lower U.S., Mount Whitney to the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, this side of the sierra is truly remarkable. Two major ski areas,the […]

A Bit of History About the Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds

What is the rule of thirds? The rule of thirds is a composition guideline that places your subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving the other two thirds more open. While there are other forms of composition, the rule of thirds generally leads to compelling and well-composed shots.   There is a great article by Dutch photographer Nando Harmsen on fstoppers that goes into great detail on this subject. The rule of thirds is the first […]

New camera: Now what? Getting started with your DSLR

So you’ve got a new DSLR. Welcome to a wonderful world of creative control over your images! If you’re wondering how to get started with your new DSLR camera, you’re in the right place. When you first crack open the box on a new DSLR, it can be overwhelming how much control you’ve suddenly got in your hands. Buttons and dials that you’ve never had to deal with on a compact camera: What do they all mean? Let’s dive in! […]

What is a CPL Filter and How to Use It

What is a CPL Filter ( circular polarizing lens filter )? How do you use it? The short answer is it’s like putting a pair of sunglasses on your camera. Colors pop. The sky becomes a bluer blue. Reflections that might lead to blown-out highlights melt away with a circular polarizing lens on the front of your camera. A circular polarizer is designed to do one thing: remove or control reflections from surfaces like water, glass, paint, leaves, sky, buildings, […]

Convict Lake – Eastern Sierra Nevada

On a recent trip the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Convict Lake. This is a gorgeous lake high in the Sierras that is easily accessible with a lot of history. I definitely recommend visiting Convict Lake and the Eastern Sierra for amazing hiking and landscape photo opportunities. Convict Lake (Mono: Wit-sa-nap) is a lake located in Mono County, California, United States, situated in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada. […]

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer. — Ansel Adams